Internist Hospitalist - Department of Medicine - Full Time, Locum Opportunities Available
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Job Number: J1121-0090
Job Title: Internist Hospitalist - Department of Medicine - Full Time, Locum Opportunities Available
Department: Credentialed Staff
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Credentialed Staff
Union: Credentialed Staff
Open Positions: 2

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in the City of Orillia - a beautiful community nestled along the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Orillia offers an environment where a health work/life balance is easy to achieve as exceptional urban amenities, natural resources, points of interest, and recreational opportunities abound.

People have always been OSMH’s greatest strength. Our committed team has helped our community for over a century. We offer an environment where each individual works interdependently towards common goals: we value Trust, Courage and Teamwork. We are an organization where individuals’ contributions are valued and there are many opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary

The Internist hospitalist is hospital based and will primarily provide consultations to the Emergency department and to support family physicians, hospitalists and surgeons who are the Most Responsible Providers (MRP) for the majority of hospital inpatients. They may be MRP for some patients or involved in concurrent care based on clinical complexity of the patient. The Internist Hospitalist will work with the multidisciplinary team to provide care and services at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) in accordance with accepted and evolving standards of clinical practice. They will utilize excellent diagnostic and therapeutic skills for the assessment and management of a wide range of medical conditions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary:
The primary responsibility is for the provision of the highest quality of medical care, utilizing the resources of OSMH in a prudent manner, and working within their scope of training, experience and skill level.
The Internist Hospitalist will be responsible for:
• providing concurrent care when requested by a family physician or specialist based on complexity
• providing MRP care for designated patients based on complexity
• participating in the provision of 24/7 coverage with the other Internists
• participating in the multidisciplinary approach to efficient patient flow
• communicating effectively with other members of the care team and the other hospitalists in order to facilitate transfer of patient care
• ensuring that consultations are prompt, effective and well communicated to the team, patient and family
• actively participating as a preceptor for medical trainees to develop inpatient acute care skills.
• ensuring that case conferences for complex multi-morbid patients include primary care and receiving agencies.
• communicating discharge plans to the receiving community physician or nurse practitioner in a manner that optimizes continuity of care. (eg. discharge summaries will be dictated on the day of discharge)
• using the Electronic Medical Record to its full capacity, seeking additional training as required.
• consistently using available order sets electronically as appropriate.
• participating in education to support accurate and comprehensive coding practices.
• developing competency with Dragon Medical One voice transcription when available.


Availability:
• dedicate the work day to hospital work and be available for consultations in ED and on the wards
• be available for admissions, timely rounding and effective discharges for patients attend daily bullet rounds and huddles on units where assigned patients are admitted
• be readily available and accessible to patients, families and staff to create and continuously reassess the care plan together with the patient.

Utilization and Quality:
• Uses resources efficiently and works to achieve benchmarks in quality, access, turn around times, etc. as determined by the department, Medical Advisory Committee and hospital
Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Medicine.

Qualifications

Licensure:
• College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) unrestricted license that allows the physician to fulfil the requirements of this position.

Education:
• Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
• ACLS

Experience:
• Previous experience in hospital based medicine preferred.

Competencies (CanMEDS Competency Framework):
Desired but not required:
• Interpret and report electrocardiograms
• Supervise cardiac stress tests
• Holter monitor interpretation an asset
General:
• Behaves in a manner that supports the Mission, Vision and Values of OSMH.
• Functions effectively by integrating all of the CanMEDS roles to provide
optimal, ethical and patient-centred medical care,
• Establishes and maintains clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to their
practice,
• Perform complete and appropriate assessments of patients,
• Use preventive and therapeutic interventions effectively,
• Demonstrate proficient and appropriate use of procedural skills, both diagnostic and
therapeutic,
• Seek appropriate consultation from other health professionals, recognizing the limits
of their expertise.

Other:
• Eligible for appointment to the Credentialed Staff of Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.
• Demonstrated commitment to continued professional and personal growth and development through Continuing Education Programs and Self Directed Learning opportunities.

Our Employees Enjoy

• a professional practice environment
• a collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork
• wellness initiatives
• continuing education grants
• employee recognition and assistance programs
• a competitive salary and benefits package
• equal opportunities for growth and development

Employment Equity

OSMH is committed to diversity and equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.

Accomodation in the Workplace

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, equal opportunity and maintaining a barrier-free selection process for job applicants. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known to the Human Resources department when contacted. All requests are handled confidentially.

Health & Safety Responsibilities

OSMH is committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive working environment by treating team members and patients with compassion accountability respect and engagement.

All team members must adhere to OSMH’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and protocols, as well as the duties of workers as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Team members must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position which may include cognitive and physical demands.

As a condition of employment, new employees are required to complete an employment health assessment and must be cleared by the Occupational Health and Safety Team prior to orientation.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital's Occupational Health and Safety department.

OSMH is a minimal fragrance workplace. We kindly ask all applicants to refrain from using scented products should they have the occasion to interview with the hospital. As a condition of employment OSMH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation and evidence of course completion. It is also a condition of employment that all new employees will be required to present an original vulnerable sector check within 90 days of commencing employment and must sign an Offense Declaration upon receipt of an offer of employment.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply online before 11:59 pm on the posting close date. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.