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General Internist - Ridge Meadows Hospital

Maple Ridge, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

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Fraser Health is the heart of health care for over two million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations and is home to 32 First Nations within the Fraser Salish region.

 

Our hospital and community-based services are delivered by a team of 48,000+ staff, medical staff and volunteers dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities.

 

Ridge Meadows Hospital is recruiting three physicians to join our group of nine full and part time internists/subspecialists. The successful candidates will be subspecialists with GIM ability, or GIM with subspecialty interest of relevance to Ridge Meadows Hospital and/or community.

 

RMH serves Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, with a combined population of 110,000. As a semi-rural community 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, it provides a perfect blend of lifestyles. RMH is well known as one of the most collegial work sites, with 125 acute care beds, plus 60 subacute/rehab and inpatient psychiatry. We have an 8 bed ICU with 3 ventilator capacity, plus telemetry. RMH receives roughly 45,000 ER visits per year. Our hospital provides full service community medicine, with full radiology services including MRI scanning, and excellent support from the “big city” hospitals and staff.

 

The internists/subspecialists are “most responsible physician” for the sickest patients and provide consultative support to hospitalists and other specialties for those who are less acute. Our very strong hospitalist program means that internists are seeing a high proportion of high acuity medicine.

 

Inpatient call/consultation is currently provided by two internists during the daytime, and one at night, with daytime service provided in week-long blocks. Night call all is approximately one night in eight. Recruitment will allow us to expand to three internists during the daytime. A rapid access clinic is in the process of development, with great support from administration, and this will further expand the role of internal medicine; at present, functioning of the clinic is contingent upon recruitment of internists.

 

At present, there is a parallel Respirology call group, of which most members also provide GIM coverage. This model may be expanded to other subspecialties. Our subspecialists provide assistance and consultation to the other internists as needed.

 

The successful candidates are expected to follow up their patients in the community and are encouraged to open a practice for consult services. All previous recruits have been extremely busy within a short time.

 

Reimbursement is currently fee for service, but hospital work is imminently transitioning to a lucrative hourly contract.

 

Our department is affiliated with the University of British Columbia as a Community Internal Medicine teaching site. Successful applicants will be required to apply for a clinical appointment with UBC, and are encouraged to seek eventual appointment to Clinical Assistant Professor or above.  Participation in teaching of residents, fellows and 4th year medical students is required.

 

The candidate must have CPSBC certification, FRCPC certification in Internal Medicine and CMPA coverage, and must demonstrate evidence of sufficient clinical experience in all areas of General Medicine. The candidate must be proficient in basic procedural skills such as lumbar puncture, central line insertion and chest tubes, as well as management of ventilated ICU patients (in conjunction with other paramedical staff).  Experience and demonstrated skills in point-of-care ultrasound, leadership, medical administration, and teaching will be considered an asset.

 

Appointment will be provisional for 1 year, usually followed by permanent staff appointment.

 

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable and culturally safe manner.


Compensation

Fee for Service, MOCAP 2
Qualifications

CMPA, CPSBC Full, FRCPC
Locations

Ridge Meadows Hospital

Requirements

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Work experience (years)

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