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Hospitalist - Niagara Region

Posted on Mon Jun 02, 2014 by Niagara Health System

Company/Clinic Name: Niagara Health System

Location: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Profession: Physician/Doctor

Specialty: Hospitalist

Job Type:   Full Time

Practice Type: Hospital

Start Date: Immediate

Application Deadline: Open

Job Description:





The Niagara Health System (NHS) is Ontario’s largest hospital amalgamation comprised of six acute-care hospital sites serving 434,000 residents across the 12 municipalities making up the Regional Municipality of Niagara.


The NHS consists of three large community hospitals -- Greater Niagara General Site in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines Site (new in 2013) and the Welland Hospital Site-- and three small hospitals -- Douglas Memorial Hospital Site in Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital Site, and Port Colborne General Site.




Hospitalist Program Description


The goal of the NHS Hospitalist program is to provide a patient/family-centered model of quality care from admission to discharge using a interprofessional approach.

Programs are based out of St. Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls Site.


Program Description:


  • Inpatient program support to:

    1. Unassigned Medical,

    2. “ER admit no bed”,

    3. Appropriate transfers from other services,

  • Each Hospitalist will provide care for approximately 20 acute patients a day.

  • Hospitalist will rotate on call; with one in five weekday call, and one weekend in five with an opportunity to do extra locum work if desired.

  • Some Family Physicians continue to provide care for their own patients.  The NHS Hospitalist program will support this decision and there may continue to be physicians who volunteer for on-call for the Hospitalist program.

  • An Extended Class Nurse Practitioner participates in the Program on the Complex Continuing Care Units.




  • Considered “independent contractors” practicing the profession of medicine.

  • Hospitalist will enter into a per diem arrangement for their services.


Equipment and Office Setup:


  • Shared office with additional rooms for assessments

    • Desk, chairs, computers/software, etc.

    • Clerical Support


Qualifications Required:

  • Licensed, or eligible for license with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario

  • ACLS certification, or intent to complete


Tertiary Care:

  • Hamilton Health Sciences

  • 1 hour away



Contact:         Joan Hatcher, Manager Medical Affairs, Niagara Health System

905-378-4647, Ext 44225      905-323-7591 – Fax


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: Royal College Certification or CCFP

Licensing Requirements: Eligible for Independent License with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Visa Requirements: Able to work in Canada without restrictions

Compensation: Fee for Service

Company Website:

Contact Information

Contact Name: Ms. Joan Hatcher

Contact Email:

Phone: 905-378-46467

Fax: 905-323-7591

Company Website:

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