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Geriatrician - Sydney

Sydney - Nova Scotia (NS),

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 36631

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternate Payment Plan

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program; Site Visit Program

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

Other Incentives:

About the Opportunity

CBRH is seeking two full-time Geriatricians to work in a collaborative environment that includes nursing services and administrative support. The successful candidates will work out of office space conveniently connected to Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH). Although this is a practice setting, the physician will be able to expand their services to rural environments throughout Cape Breton Island to meet the needs of the population. The physician may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Sydney, and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University.


Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) opened its door to patients in 1995. Now, it is the second largest acute care facility in Nova Scotia that serves more than 200,000 patients a year. It is part of a four hospital complex that also includes Glace Bay, New Waterford Consolidated, and Northside General Hospitals.


Located in the historic town of Sydney, CBRH has 162 acute care beds, 36 emergency beds, 23 intermediate and critical care beds, 40 maternal child beds, 52 mental health and addiction beds, and nine palliative care beds. The hospital provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient, and community-based programs.
Services:

  • anesthesiology
  • cancer and supportive care
  • cardiac respiratory
  • dermatology
  • diabetes education services
  • diagnostic imaging
  • dialysis
  • emergency medicine
  • general surgery
  • geriatric assessment and rehabilitation
  • intensive care unit
  • internal medicine
  • laboratory services
  • maternal/child support services
  • mental health and addiction services
  • neonatal care
  • nutrition and diabetic counseling
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • occupational therapy
  • ophthalmology
  • otolaryngology
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • plastic surgery
  • social work
  • spiritual and religious care
  • volunteer services
Responsibilities
  • meet, consult, and asses geriatric patients and their families
  • work with complex patients to provide comprehensive assessments and offer
creative treatments
  • accept referrals from family physicians
  • be a patient advocate
  • Expected Hours
    • full-time
    • on call requirement: 2 days per month
    Qualifications
    • all family physician must have membership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
    • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
    • all specialists must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
    Community Details

    Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)!


    Sydney is the historic capital of Cape Breton and largest urban centre on the island. From the harbourfront boardwalk complete with buskers and visiting cruise ships to the world’s largest fiddle, Sydney will be sure to charm you! Physicians and their families build rewarding lives and careers in Cape Breton; see for yourself, here!


    It is in convenient proximity to all the major attractions on the Island like the world famous Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in the beautiful village of Baddeck, and 6 amazing golf courses! You will find an island of magnificent natural beauty yet very modern. We have a full array of shops, restaurants, services, entertainment and amenities. In addition, the region remains young and vibrant as it is home to Cape Breton University.


    Music is a large part of our Scottish cultural background. Sydney is surrounded by many smaller communities, each one offering its own uniqueness to an interested person. Here, kitchen parties are a way of life and you’re never too far from the beautiful Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. You will experience the view of a lifetime around every corner, and surround yourself with the friendliest people in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.

    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.

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