Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Requisition ID: 131881
Opportunity Type: Permanent
Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 – 300,000
Type of Remuneration: APP – Alternative Payment Plan
Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Site Visit Program; Relocation Program
For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca.
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY:
South West Nova Scotia, is seeking full time palliative care physician for the community and hospital program. Three hospitals; Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH), Digby General Hospital (DGH), and Roseway Hospital (RH) serve this area. The Palliative Care Physician co-leads the palliative care service with the program manager to continue to grow and improve the service. The interdisciplinary team consists of Palliative Care Nurses and Social workers. In hospital consultations and community assessments occur with the assistance of Palliative Care Nurses. The program currently consists of seeing patients in consultation and in follow up, in NSH facilities, patients’ homes and long term care facilities. In addition to playing an important clinical role, the palliative care team collaborates and provides consultation to family physicians, nurse practioners and medical specialists using a shared-care model. There is opportunity to teach by offering LEAP Core training programs and facilitating other professional education sessions related to symptom management. Academic appointment may be provided with Dalhousie Medical School to provide palliative care education and mentorship to medical learners at various levels of education including the Dalhousie South West Nova Family Medicine Residency program, and the Dalhousie School of Nursing, both based out of YRH.
The South West Nova medical community is a close knit and very collegial group where everyone actually does know your name, providing ample support and a rewarding work experience. YRH houses a 24 hour level III Emergency Department and district trauma centre, 93 inpatient beds, 7 bed ICU, 3 operating suites, and provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient and satellite programs, skilled nursing staff and Helipad for emergency airlift to Halifax. Inpatient Units includes Surgical, Medical, Obstetrics & Nursery, ICU, and Mental Health.
Nova Scotia also has a small but well connected Palliative Medicine Physician group that meets regularly to discuss provincial and local issues. They all know they can reach out to each other for advice/support as well.
CCFP certified (or equivalent) candidates must have a certificate of added competence (or equivalent) in Palliative Care. FRCPC certified candidates must have either a certificate of added competence (or equivalent) in Palliative Care or Royal College certification (or equivalent) in Palliative Medicine.
Preference will be given based on full time experience in palliative medicine. Candidates must be eligible for specialty licensure in Nova Scotia and must be able to independently commute to a variety of care settings served by our service.