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Family Medicine - Hants County, Care of the Elderly

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Requisition ID: 141629 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 0 - 25,000 

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 

 

About This Opportunity

This unique part-time position is available to a Family Physician with a Care of the Elderly Certificate. The position covers services for patients living in Hants County, referred by their primary care providers who wish to refer their patients for concerns such a Falls, Memory Loss, Polypharmacy, Dementia, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, Caregiver Burnout and Capacity Assessments. Referrals may come from the Community (out-patient), in patient ( mainly Hants Community Hospital) and local Nursing Homes. With regards to volume, on average a physician in this role can expect to see approximately 130 new consults a year and many follow ups. In this role you can expect to collaborate with teams that include Continuing Care Coordinators, Social Work and Nursing, Geriatric colleagues and Seniors Mental Health in Halifax for complex cases, out-patient Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, Seniors Link Program in Kings County and the Alzheimer’s Society of NS. This position is remuneration through the AFP at $160.00/ per hour, for a maximum of 16 hours per week. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures; advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention
  • Consultation and referral to other medical practitioners’
  • Act as a patient’s advocate
  • Prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
  • Report deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements

Expected Hours

  • part-time/ 16 hours per week

Qualifications

Community Details

A proud history, vibrant lifestyle and a bright future all combine to make picturesque Windsor a magnetic visitor destination and a delightful community in which to live and work.

Located in the heart of Nova Scotia at the eastern gate to the famed Annapolis Valley, Windsor features the benefits of rural living as well as convenient proximity to Metropolitan Halifax.

While quickly gaining renown as "The Birthplace of Hockey", Windsor is also home to historic Fort Edward, the original Sam Slick Days festival, now known as the annual Windsor~West Hants Summer Fest, Howard Dill's Giant Pumpkins, and the internationally-recognized Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Skiing at Martock, golf at the Avon Valley Golf & Country Club, and a host of community events throughout the year add to Windsor's claim that it is perhaps the best place in Nova Scotia in which to live and play!

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.