Family Medicine - Yarmouth
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Yarmouth, Nova, Ca
6d ago
source : SuccessFactors

Requisition ID : 35447

Opportunity Type : Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary : 250,000 - 300,000

Type of Remuneration : FFS - Fee For Service

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs : Relocation Program; Site Visit Program

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives : Debt Assistance; Family Medicine Bursary Program; Tuition Relief

About This Opportunity

The Town of Yarmouth is seeking a full-time family physician to join a collaborative team to provide office-based comprehensive primary care during both daytime and after-hours clinic hours.

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide inpatient care at Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) to their own patients as well as to the orphan patient rotation.

They may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Yarmouth, and / or with medical students through Dalhousie University.

In addition, the successful candidate will provide nursing home care, if desired, and participate in the collaborative delivery of care with their fellow physicians and other care providers at the practice.

YRH was originally founded in 1912 and has developed into a vast health care complex serving the 58,000 people of Shelburne, Yarmouth, and Digby Counties.

Located in Yarmouth, YRH has 124 inpatient beds and provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient and satellite programs :

  • Dalhousie School of Nursing
  • veteran’s unit
  • chronic pain clinic
  • kidney clinic
  • Services :

  • alternate level of care unit
  • ambulatory care
  • anesthesiology
  • cancer care centre
  • cardiac investigation and respiratory services
  • continuing care
  • diabetes education
  • diagnostic imaging
  • dialysis
  • emergency medicine
  • falls prevention
  • intensive care unit
  • mental health and addictions services
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • pre-natal clinic
  • public health
  • recreation therapy
  • spiritual care
  • stroke program
  • surgical unit
  • Responsibilities

  • ensure the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • be accountable for appropriate workload and practice
  • continuum of patient care with health care providers within your practice and / or community
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care, secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • build to capacity within the first two years
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • work toward same day or next day access for the practice population
  • work in collaboration with other team members in the practice to best suit the community’s health needs
  • work with other providers to provide after-hours access and emergency coverage when required
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities
  • utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) and record all relevant patient details in a provincially approved EMR which is accessible to all collaborating team members
  • Expected Hours

  • full-time or part-time
  • Qualifications

  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • all family physicians must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada ER certification considered an asset
  • Community Details

    Yarmouth is located at the southwestern most tip of Nova Scotia serving a population of approximately 60,000 in three counties.

    Affordable housing is available on stunning ocean and lake-frontage properties. Yarmouth is the recreational, entertainment and shopping hub of the southwest area.

    There is so much to enjoy about the Southwestern end of Nova Scotia, including a unique and storied Acadian French history and beaches that take your breath away! Yarmouth is also connected to the United States through an international ferry service that makes cross border adventures possible with ease.

    Our enviable combination of urban amenities and rural natural beauty offers an excellent quality of life for the people that live here.

    Nova Scotia offers the medical professional opportunities found in larger cities while maintaining a work-life balance in livable, walkable, and affordable communities.

    To learn more about living and working in Yarmouth please see Edge of Everywhere video and Yarmouth and Acadian Shores .

    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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