Family Physician - Care by Design
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 0A1 CA
5d ago

Requisition ID : 35907

Opportunity Type : Locum to Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary : 50,000 - 100,000

Type of Remuneration : FFS - Fee For Service

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs :

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives :

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About This Opportunity

Nova Scotia Health Authority's innovative Care by Design program provides residents of long-term care facilities access to high-quality and consistent primary care.

Care by Design strives to achieve quality of life for our most frail seniors and an appropriate health care approach to meet their health needs.

The program ensure comprehensive, collaborative, and resident-centered care.

As a Care by Design physician, you will join dozens of existing family physicians on a collaborative team that strives to improve continuity and quality of resident care in long-term care facilities by ensuring better safety of residents' medication regimens, reducing transfers to emergency departments, and empowering residents to be participants in their care planning.

Physicians are assigned to one geographical network, providing them with minimal travel and improved communication with facilities and residents.

The networks allow for robust on call services, more efficient training, and supportive quality improvement opportunities.

Physicians are assigned to one floor / wing / unit in a facility and visit no less than once per week at a scheduled time.

After hours "on call" is supported by a group of physicians and are centrally managed. Physicians are paid for fee-for-service under NS MSI, an additional stipend is paid for on-call shifts and there are no overhead costs to participate in Care by Design.

There are currently immediate opportunities in Truro, Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, and West Hants.

For more information, please contact Ashley Harnish, Health Services Manager for Care by Design, at 902-717-0128 or via email at Ashley.Harnish


  • deliver comprehensive primary health care services to practice patients of all ages and stages of health or illness with particular focus on geriatric care
  • round on patients at the long term facility no less than once a week and be on call between 8 : 00 a.m. 5 : 00 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • work with other providers in the geographical network to provide evening and weekend coverage
  • utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) and record all relevant patient details in a provincially approved EMR which is common and accessible to all collaborating team members
  • Expected Hours

  • permanent or locum, part-time
  • minimum requirement to round on patients once a week
  • shared evening and weekend call
  • Qualifications

  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • all specialists must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement.

    That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers.

    The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here.

    Nova Scotia is more than medicine.

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