Seniors First Physician
Saskatchewan Health
15d ago

Job Description

Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) Saskatoon, Department of Seniors Health and Continuing Care, Division of Client Patient Access Services seek a family physician with an interest in Geriatrics to work with the Seniors First Program.

Seniors First is an enhancement of existing home and geriatric services within the Saskatchewan Health Authority-Saskatoon.

  • It is not intended to replace other community based services. The focus of Seniors First’s interdisciplinary team is to facilitate early discharge from hospital;
  • prevent hospital admissions; reduce unnecessary visits to the ER and support frail older adults to safely age in place.

  • Position Profile : The successful applicant will work with patients age 65+ with a focus on the frail elderly over the age of 85, who : have complex chronic health needs;
  • are at risk of hospitalization or readmission; consent to having services at home and live in Saskatoon.

    Preference will be given to candidates with a background in geriatric medicine. The Physician will be working in partnership with Community Physicians and programs and in a collegial interdisciplinary team-

    based care environment. Team members include Home Care, Nurse Practitioners, Geriatric Psychiatry, Paramedics, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Recreational Therapists, Social Work, and many others.

    Job Qualifications

    Qualifications / Requirements of the position Eligibility for Canadian certification in Family Medicine, licensure in the province of Saskatchewan and membership on the SHA Practitioners Staff.

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