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Northern Health Authority

Internal Medicine - Geriatrician

Canada-British Columbia-Prince George

NI-1940-1489438

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Northern Health Authority


Job Description

The University Hospital is seeking a Geriatrician to provide Inpatient and Outpatient Geriatric Services at various sites. The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Internal Medicine, but will not be required to participate in the call rota. 

Geriatric Inpatient and Outpatient services include but are not limited to: 

  • Assessment, treatment and follow-up in outpatient clinic, or in the hospital;

  • Medication review and education;

  • Referrals from family physicians or attending specialists for elderly patients living in the community or in a long term care facility;

  • Referrals from physicians with hospitalized acute care elderly patients whose medical, functional or psychosocial problems are interfering with either their discharge or their ability to function in the community;

  • Complex competency assessments in collaboration with psychiatry;

  • Discharge planning;

  • Geriatric medical consultation and diagnosis; and,

  • Development of treatment and management strategies.

  • Consultation with the community based multi-disciplinary integrated health team for seniors team including problem solving and care planning for elderly patients;

  • Consultation with the patient’s family physician and family;

  • Provision of consultation and clinical program enhancement activities including planning and evaluation of geriatric services and resources;

  • Consultation with staff and other professionals to develop and deliver an effective and efficient geriatric services program; and,

  • Participation in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the Services, including and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews, and incident report reviews; 

Performance Deliverables:

  • New Outpatient Clinic (OPC) assessments;

  • Follow up assessments (acute and OPC);

  • Consults (acute and OPC);

  • Outreach /Telehealth: Northern Health and Geriatrician agree to develop a plan to implement Outreach and Telehealth consultation services to support patients and ensure access to areas not served by existing Geriatric clinics 

Opportunity exists for an academic appointment with UBC Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).  

The University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) is the Regional Hospital for Northern BC serving both the immediate population of Prince George (approximately 80,000) and is a referral center for outlying communities (total population approximately 300,000). It is the main teaching center for Medical Students in the Northern Medical Program of UBC and provides teaching for UBC Residents in several specialties. The BC Cancer Centre for the North opened on the hospital site in the fall of 2012. The new Cancer Centre includes Radiation and Medical Oncology. The ongoing development of UHNBC as a Regional Center and teaching center makes this an exciting time to join the Medical community in Prince George. 

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a regional population of about 300,000. The region’s economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC’s most beautiful regions. 

$15,000 Sign-On Bonus and $15,000 Relocation Assistance is Available! 

In order to be eligible for licensure in BC, your postgraduate training must meet the requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Post graduate training must be obtained from an accredited and approved training program in a jurisdiction sanctioned by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Please refer to the attached PDF for a listing of those countries: http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/common/documents/credentials/jurisdictions_e.html

 


Contact Information

Northern Health AuthorityJacquelyn PagePhysician Recruitment and Marketingphysicians@northernhealth.cahttp://physiciansnorthernhealth.ca
Posting Date: 31-Jan-2017Geriatric Medicine Permanent, Practicing physician Open 2 ASAP
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