Family Medicine, Locum - Liverpool

Date: Nov 19, 2022

Location: Liverpool, NS, CA, B0T 1K0

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 112681 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 0 - 25,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

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

About This Opportunity

Liverpool is a beautiful oceanside town in the South Shore of Nova Scotia, supported by a close group of family doctors providing full-scope primary care services. We are looking for one or more physicians to provide locum coverage to our community.
The clinic is located within our recently renovated community hospital. It is a collaborative practice with a Family Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Pharmacist and Social Worker. There is easy access to lab and x-ray services and a network of supportive specialist colleagues from the nearby regional center. This locum opportunity can be shaped around your schedule and interests. 
Funding is through the rural locum program with a guaranteed daily rate as well as remuneration for travel. The minimum guaranteed daily rate is $800 per day, with a $175 per diem daily rate. A locum physician can cover for another physician for a maximum of 30 days per year. The community is enthusiastic and eager to make new physicians feel welcome and can assist in finding accommodations if needed. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • examine patients; order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures; advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention; prescribe and administer medications, treatments and vaccinations; provide consultation as required to other medical practitioners
  • report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements 
  • inpatient work is available (separate funding model) but not mandatory
  • prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
  • report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements

Qualifications

Community Details

Liverpool is a quaint, quiet community located in the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. It is the ideal place for families with children and those who enjoy the outdoors. Surfing, hiking, cycling and sailing are year-round activities, and our local café boasts the best coffee in the region. Liverpool is approximately an hour and a half from the capital city of Halifax, and thirty minutes from Bridgewater.  
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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