Family Physician - Port Hawkesbury
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Port Hawkesbury, NS, CA, B9A 1A1 CA
4d ago

Requisition ID : 36924

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 community of Port Hawkesbury is seeking a full-time family physician to join their network of four other family physicians.

The successful candidate will work closely with Strait Richmond Hospital (SRH) that serves the health care needs of the residents of communities in Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County.

SRH opened its doors to patients in 1980. Located in Evanston, SRH is located 80 kilometers from St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

The facility has 15 medicine beds and five restorative care beds that provides inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care.

The site also houses a number of other interdisciplinary services :

  • community based rehabilitation centre
  • diabetes education
  • diagnostic imaging
  • dietitian
  • emergency department
  • foot care clinic
  • hemodialysis
  • laboratory services
  • mental health & addictions services
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • social work
  • The facility also has a number of visiting specialists :

  • nephrology
  • ophthalmology
  • palliative care
  • Responsibilities

    Duties include full scope of practice as a family physician providing care to patients within the eastern zone and participating in call.

    The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

    Nursing home coverage and inpatient care required (participating in the CHIP program)

    Provide emergency room coverage, if desired

    Qualifications

  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • all applicants must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • emergency medicine experience considered an asset
  • Community Details

    Known as "Cape Breton's front porch," Port Hawkesbury is a close knit and picturesque community located on the north shore of the Strait of Canso on Cape Breton Island.

    Home to a 10 kilometre all-season trail system called the Port Hawkesbury Trail System, people of all skill level and ability can discover a wide variety of plants and wildlife through majestic hardwood stands, softwood forests, and along gently flowing brooks and streams.

    In the winter, enjoy the surrounding scenery by cross-country ski!

    Thanks to a bustling culturally diverse community, the town also welcomes festivals and signature cultural events. The contributions of its arts and culture organizations and participants contribute immeasurably to our community’s well being.

    The town also houses education centres, a busy civic recreation centre, and a waterfront area which hosts multiple community events.

    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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