The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, hardworking family medicine trained physician who enjoys acute care medicine, working in a team environment, and has an interest in system solutions.
Hospitalists provide attending physician services seven days per week from approximately 0700 - 1700 hours/day and share in afterhours call coverage for adult family medicine patients requiring acute care in the Regina Area. Hospitalists attend to approximately 18 inpatients per Hospitalist daily and are responsible for the admission of new patients to the hospitalist service. The Hospitalists provide daily clinical management, daily rounding and complete discharge summaries. Hospitalists participate in and support Accountable Care Unit development including unit based routines and unit based metrics. There is a responsibility to participate in and attend educational activities and quality improvement initiatives and team-based interdisciplinary care.
The focus of the teams is to provide high quality and efficient hospital care with an emphasis on communication, interdisciplinary care and performance measurement. Assistance in providing smooth transitions back to the community as well as the development and implementation of system solutions to facilitate this type of care are important parts of the work. A dedication to patient centered care and quality improvement is essential to this position.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is dedicated to learning and is a partner in the growing educational needs of medical students and residents from the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
Certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) is preferred. Successful candidates will be eligible for regular licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) to practice in Saskatchewan. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training would be an asset. Comfort in provision of care to acutely ill patients is recommended. A commitment to quality improvement and system change is an expectation. Ideal candidates will have a combination of three years of residency and/or experience in Family Practice, Critical Care Medicine or Emergency Medicine and significant experience in hospital based care.
This individual should be a team player, be able to interact effectively with patients, colleagues, staff and management, and function well in a high volume environment with a commitment to provision of high quality patient and family centered care.
In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
The successful applicant is expected to participate in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education programs of the Department of Family Medicine in the Regina Area.
The start date for this position is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Kimberly Merk, Coordinator, Physician Recruitment and Retention
Saskatchewan Health Authority – Regina Area
Phone: 306-766-0743 | Fax: 306-766-3459