Geriatrician

Specialty:Geriatric MedicineStatus:Full Time
Location:St. John’s
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Employer:Eastern HealthLicense:Full or Provisional License

 

Description:

Geriatrician
Permanent Full-Time

Geriatrics Division
Adult Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Palliative Care Program
LA Miller Centre, St. John’s, NL

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary:
Eastern Health invites expressions of interest for one full-time equivalent salaried Geriatrician located at the LA Miller Centre in St. John’s, NL. 

In keeping with the organizations’ vision of “Healthy People – Healthy Communities”, Eastern Health is pleased to support its Older Adult Care program in achieving its goals of providing exceptional and high-quality care to patients in the St. John’s-Metro region.  Within the Rehabilitation, Geriatrics and Palliative Care Program, with direction from the Older Adult Care Program, the mandate of the Geriatric Medicine Division is to provide and promote comprehensive care for older adults to prevent and manage frailty. Care of the Elderly trained Family Physicians and Royal College trained Geriatricians work together in this division to provide comprehensive geriatric assessment to older adults in acute care, ER, outpatient clinic, assisted living and long-term care facilities and in their own homes. This is primarily a consultative service where management suggestions and support are provided to the patient’s primary care team. Interdisciplinary collaboration occurs with other programs and services including, but not limited to, Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Primary Care, Acute Care and Emergency/Ambulatory Care.  Participation in the general internal medicine call schedule is required.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong patient focus and excellent communication skills with a keen interest in practicing in a collaborative team approach.  On-call service will be to the Rehabilitation, Geriatrics and Palliative Care Program and Internal Medicine.  The successful Physician will provide care using the EMR platform.

Through strong formal affiliations with Memorial University, and on the recommendation of the Discipline Chair, the successful candidates may be eligible for a clinical faculty appointment in the Academic Department of Internal Medicine and may be expected to participate in collaborative research activities and scholarship (ie: teaching).

 

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • To be considered candidates must hold a medical degree (MD)
  • Certification by the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification (or equivalent) in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Geriatrics is required.
  • All applicants must be eligible for licensure to practice by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NL.
  • Satisfy credentialing requirements of Eastern Health including a satisfactory criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.

 

Dates:Fall 2022
Remuneration:

Remuneration:         

  • Salaried - Salary and benefits for this position are to be paid in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement for salaried physicians in NL and commensurate with the level of experience.

 

Other Information:

Hours of Work:                75 hours bi-weekly plus on-call obligation

Language:                        English

Relocation:                       Yes (1 relocation within 8 years and/or 80 km radius)
 

Competition number:       MS00000005 

Competition closing date:   August 2, 2022

Benefits:         

  • 20 days of Annuual leave
  • Family leave, 9 paid statutory days, compensatory leave, parental leave, education leave, study leave, and sick leave
  • Employer-sponsored RRSP; and
  • Group Insurance benefits (Basic Group Life Insurance, including Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Supplementary Health Insurance-single (includes Group Travel Insurance and Vison Care) with optional additional group benefits;

 

Contact Information:

Interested applicants are asked to apply on this position through eRecruit.  Only application received through eRecruit will be reviewed.
The link to eRecruit is: https://employment.easternhealth.ca/eRecruit/Search_Results.aspx?ShowTitle=1&VacCategory=PHYSICIANS|&

 

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Email: physician.recruitment@easternhealth.ca |  Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding processes. We are happy to assist applicants requesting accommodation or support during the process. Please email physician.recruitment@easternhealth.ca or call (709) 777-1363 outlining how we can help.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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