Family Medicine - Middleton

Date: Dec 22, 2021

Location: Middleton, NS, CA, B0S 1P0

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Requisition ID: 35156 

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 

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

 

About This Opportunity

Middleton Collaborative Practice is seeking physicians to join their team of three family medicine physicians (plus one starting in the spring), two residents, a nurse practitioner, family practice nurse, a part-time social worker, and part-time dietitian. The clinic uses a MedAccess electronic medical record (EMR). Shadow-billing support is provided by the office manager at this practice. Some minor procedures are performed onsite and others completed at the nearby Soldiers Memorial Hospital (SMH). Physicians have the opportunity to work as part of the inpatient rotation at SMH, at local walk-in after-hours clinics, as well as provide hospitalist work, emergency department coverage, and surgical assists.

The health-care centre is in a new 12,600 sq ft building that has about 26 exam rooms, consultation and conference rooms as well as a large waiting area and administration space. It is located adjacent to SMH which has a 12 bed medical unit along with transitional care, alternate level of care and veteran unit beds. The catchment area is 40,000. The new site offers physical and psychaological safety due to the spacious design, privacy, calm decor and beauty of the space. There is sufficient area for collaboration within the interdisciplinary team.

If teaching is an interest, Middleton also trains Dalhousie family medicine residents from the Annapolis Valley site. Learners have a dedicated area for study and conversation at the practice. 

If emergency medicine is an interest, additional training is not required to practice in the emergency department at SMH.

 

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

  • clinic offers after-hours appointments
  • physicians work evenings on a one day per week rotation

Qualifications

 

Community Details

Located near the centre of the Annapolis Valley, Middleton - otherwise known as "The Heart of the Valley" - is a scenic town with a population of approximately 2,000. The community values diversity, opportunity, and partnership while serving as a regional centre for business, education, health, and recreation. Discover what it is like to work study, live or play in tranquil Middleton!

Middleton is a town with something for everyone. Picture breathtaking views in all seasons, year-round special events, and diverse community groups to match your interests. Community and Economic Development programs provide a wide range of active-living town recreation and business experiences to please everyone. 

The Annapolis Valley is famous for its beauty, apples - and more recently - its fantastic wines. If you are looking to put down roots, affordable small farms and acreages are plentiful in this area. 

 

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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