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Emergency Medicine - Niagara Region Ontario

Posted on Mon Jun 02, 2014 by Niagara Health System

Company/Clinic Name: Niagara Health System

Location: Ontario, Canada

Profession: Physician/Doctor

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Job Type:   Full Time

Practice Type: Hospital

Start Date: Immediate

Application Deadline: Open

Job Description:



EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS



 


NIAGARAHEALTH SYSTEM


 


 


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 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.


 


The new St. Catharines Hospital opened on March 24, 2013. The full service hospital includes a cancer Center, cardiac catheterization lab. 


 


The NHS has approximately 800 hospital beds. We provide care to approximately 32,000 in-patients annually. More than 195,000 patients are treated annually at our three 24/7 Emergency Departments and two 24/7 Urgent Care Centres.


 


 


 


 


Seeking:Full-Time and Part Time Emergency Physicians


 


To join a collegial, experienced group of Emergency Physicians at all Sites of the Niagara Health System.  A new Emergency Department recently completed at the Welland Site and Niagara Falls Site.  Relocation of the St. Catharines Site occurred in March 2013.


 


Where:                   Welland / Niagara Falls and St. Catharines Sitesseeking Full time



Multi –Site practice, shifts may be available at other Sites based upon expertise/interest


 


The practice:         12 – 15  -  8 hours shift/month= Full time position


                              Minimum of 4 shifts/month



                             


Compensation:      Varies per Site/Shift, but is equitable across NHS


 


Qualifications:       - Experienced ED Physician



- Eligible for Independent Ontario licence and billing number



- CCFP(EM), or eligible, or American Boards or FRCP(C)



- ACLS, ATLS, PALS required



 



 



 



All ED / UCC Sites provide Full service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.




 



Sites:



 


Welland (County General) Site


 




  • Approximately 29,113 visits/year


  • Department has full and part time physicians


  • Registered Nurses are certified in ACLS and most have PALS and Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum.


  • Diagnostic Imaging – Radiology, Ultrasound, Mammography, CT, Nuclear Medicine


  • Department promotes and participates in the CHAT Program (Community and Hospital Against Trauma) of Central West Ontario.


  • Recent multimillion dollar expansion of the ER and Ambulatory Care with large trauma rooms, improved patient privacy, a quiet room and a radiology room as well as many other features.


  • Alternate Funding Agreement (AFA) with the MOHLTC



Fort Erie (Douglas Memorial) Site       24 Hour Urgent Care




  • Approximately 17, 863 visits / year


  • Registered Nurses are trained in ACLS and most have advanced training in PALS.  Some staff has completed the Emergency Nurse Certificate Program.


  • Diagnostic Imaging – Radiology, Ultrasound, Mammography


  • Department promotes and participates in the CHAT Program (Community and Hospital Against Trauma) of Central West Ontario.


  • Alternate Funding Agreement (AFA) with the MOHLTC



Niagara Falls (Greater Niagara General) Site




  • Approximately 49,616 visits / year


  • Over 14 million tourists annually


  • Specialty back provided on a 24-hour on-call basis. Geriatric Assessment, Cardiac Rehab Programs


  • Registered Nurses are certified in ACLS and most have PALS and Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum.


  • Diagnostic Imaging – Radiology, Ultrasound, Mammography, CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI


  • Construction complete on redevelopment and expansion of the ER and Ambulatory Care


  • Physician codes and bills individually



 


Port Colborne (General) Site   24 Hour Urgent Care




  • Approximately 24,622 visits / year


  • 24-hour on-site physician coverage with second-on-call physician back-up.


  • Registered Nurses are certified in ACLS with some also having PALS and ATLS.


  • Diagnostic Imaging – Radiology, Ultrasound, Mammography


  • Alternate Funding Agreement (AFA) with the MOHLTC



St. Catharines Site (new in 2013)




  • Approximately 47,338 visits/year


  • Site hosts regional vascular and thoracic surgery, dialysis, oncology, Maternal Child, Psychiatry


  • Diagnostic Imaging – Radiology, Ultrasound, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, CT, MRI


  • All Registered Nurses are certified in BCLS, ACLS, PALS and many have Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum.  Some RN's are also Emergency Nurse Certified (Canadian). Crisis Nurse


  • ED participates in both the undergraduate and residency teaching programs at McMaster.


  • Regional Sexual Assault Treatment Centre is based at the St. Catharines Emergency


  • Physician codes and bills individually



 


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



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



jhatcher@niagarahealth.on.ca



 



 



Checklist of Requirements for ED Coverage:



 


 































Independent License




 




Royal College  -  CCFP EM  -  ABEM(US) 




 




Current ATLS




 




Current ACLS




 




CMPA




 




Uncomplicated delivery of baby




 




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Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: CCFP(EM), Royal College, ABEM

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

Compensation: Fee for Service, Alternate Funding Plan - Site dependent

Company Website: www.niagarahealth.on.ca


Contact Information

Contact Name: Ms. Joan Hatcher

Contact Email: jhatcher@niagarahealth.on.ca

Phone: 905-378-46467

Fax: 905-323-7591

Company Website: www.niagarahealth.on.ca

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