Physician, Inpatient Withdrawal Management and Outpatient Opioid Treatment Program - Central Zone

Date: Sep 1, 2022

Location: Dartmouth, NS, CA, B2V 1A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 129692 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Type of Remuneration: Hourly Rate 

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca

About This Opportunity

The Mental Health and Addiction Program (MHAP) is seeking physicians to work, within a collaborative inter-professional clinical team, providing evidence-informed withdrawal management/opiate replacement therapy and related mental health and addiction care in an inpatient and outpatient program. WMU and OTP are both located in Dartmouth, NS, on the property of the Nova Scotia Hospital.

Responsibilities

The Physician with Inpatient Withdrawal Management/OTP, works collaboratively with the clinical team to:

  • assess and assist in managing substance use/gambling disorder(s); 
  • assess and manage other medical and psychiatric disorders as indicated;
  • conduct risk assessments and interventions for suicide, self/harm or harm to others;
  • develop and implement comprehensive care and discharge plans in collaboration with the client, clinical team, and family;
  • facilitate transitions of care across a variety of settings;
  • provide trauma-informed and culturally safe care;
  • provide basic therapeutic interventions, including motivational interviewing and brief counselling interventions;
  • participate in inter-professional team case conferences to support client care planning;
  • maintain timely, clear, and accurate electronic health records in adherence to Nova Scotia Health documentation policies

Expected Hours

  • there is a total need for a 1.2 FTE physician between both services, full and part time options  can be made available
  • at this point, the expected days to work will be varied across the week but within the parameters of 8 to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.  There is a possibility that hours could be changed, if not compatible
  • remuneration is hourly

Qualifications

  • Current medical license issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS);
  • must maintain liability insurance through the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA); the physician would be willing to consider further Opioid Disorder Treatment training program if necessary. 

 
Clinical Experience

  • Experience in clinical leadership is an asset;
  • Experience practicing addiction medicine in a variety of clinical settings is an asset; 
  • If no clinical experience in opioid replacement therapy , training and mentoring opportunities are available for those with limited or no clinical experience in this setting 
  • Experience working within or collaboratively with a complex system environment is an asset

Ideal Candidate has:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health and Addictions Program and its services;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the provincial Withdrawal Management Service Delivery Model Continuum;
  • Demonstrated well-developed clinical judgement, skills and experience, in particular related to substance use and concurrent disorders;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships and partnerships with coworkers and partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, encourage and support clinical staff to foster knowledge mobilization and embed change to practice;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and critical problem-solving skills

 

To apply: Send any inquiries to Pamela Arenella (902)266-2100.

Community Details

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all treaty people. We acknowledge the histories, contributions, and legacies of the African Nova Scotian people and communities who have been here for over 400 years.

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. 

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. 

 

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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