The primary care obstetrics physicians in Amherst are seeking another family physician to join their service.The primary care obstetrics physicians cover their own inpatients during the week, with general sign-out to each other on the weekends.
The primary care physicians run a community prenatal clinic one day a week, staffed with an obstetrical nurse - currently on Wednesday.
The physicians also have back-up from an RT (off-site) and an ER physician (on-site). The NRP courses are offered on-site and many nurses are trained with ALSO and lactation courses.
Deliveries are estimated at 180 - 260 deliveries a year, with our numbers increasing with a stable epidural service and specialist coverage from 2 talented obstetricians.
The physicians would plan to be available for at least the first few deliveries, to orientate and support a new physician.
The primary care obstetrics group is quite flexible, and a group who very much values perinatal care as an aspect of family medicine.
They are supportive of each other and attempt to adjust schedules to provide consistent coverage while giving each reasonable time off.
Locum opportunities are also available.
Candidates must have NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation), ALARM (Advances in Labour and Risk Management) and ascertain College of Physician and Surgeons of Nova Scotia Licensure.