Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Physician Opportunities

The following positions are currently available at the Ross Memorial Hospital:

7 Day Hospitalist Position

Ross Memorial Hospital is a 175 bed hospital situated in the heart of the City of Kawartha Lakes, and is an active, acute-care community hospital servicing more than 80,000 local residents and seasonal visitors. Among our acute and continuing care services, our team cares for 45,000 patients per year in the 24/7/365 Emergency Department, provides orthopaedic, ophthalmic and general surgery, operates a Dialysis Unit, and is renowned for its Mental Health programs and restorative Seniors Care. The most recent expansion included the addition of MRI and Cardiac CT service. The Ross Family works together with patients and their families to provide compassionate, quality patient care.

Ross Memorial Hospital is recruiting two permanent 7-day hospitalists.   The hospitalist assumes the care of a mixture of acute and post-acute patients on a Monday or Tuesday morning and will follow through the 7 day period.  One weeknight of call is required, with other weeknights being free after 5 pm.  The physician will be on-call after hours at the weekend for their own list of patients; from 5 pm Friday to 8 am Monday. The physician will be fluent in English.

Our hospital program is a mature program, with six hospitalists present daily during the week and four at weekends.  The hospitalist department is a supportive and collegial group pf physicians dedicated to high-quality patient care and ongoing quality improvement.

Payment is through a combination of Fee For Service (FFS) billings to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).  Your annual income may range between $240,000 and $280,000.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be collegial, enthusiastic and have recent experience in the care of hospitalized inpatients. The Hospitalist may have Internal Medicine or Family Medicine training.   The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in teams, with physicians, nursing staff, patients, Directors and Managers. ACLS training and an unrestricted license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) are required.

For further information, please contact Dr. Mark Chandra, Chief of Hospitalist Medicine at Ross Memorial Hospital, 10 Angeline St. N., Lindsay, Ontario K9V 4M8; 705-328-6115, fax 705-328-6178 or denisee@rmh.org
 

Weekend  Hospitalist

The role of the Weekend Hospitalist will be to assume the responsibility as MRP for the unaffiliated patients admitted to the Hospital and assigned to the Hospitalist Department.  URGENTLY SEEKING - Weekend of June 22, 2018.

The weekend hospitalist coverage will begin on Friday at 1700 hours to Monday at 0800 hours.  Weekend hospitalists will carry a minimum of twenty five.  The weekend hospitalist’s caseload will have a mix of acute, chronic, rehabilitative and palliative patients.  The weekend hospitalist may be asked to provide medical backup for mental health inpatients if required.  The weekend hospitalist will be expected to see all acute and palliative patients on Saturdays and Sundays, or as directed by the usual Hospitalist MRP.  The weekend hospitalist will be available to address concerns on chronic care patients if needed. 

The weekend hospitalist will not be expected to remain in hospital.  The physician must be available by pager or telephone and needs to be able to attend the hospital within a maximum of 45 minutes if needed.  The weekend hospitalist will ideally admit one patient daily through the Emergency Department to assist the primary admitting hospitalist. 

Remuneration:

The weekend hospitalist stipend will be $45.00 per patient per weekend plus 100% of OHIP billing (done by the hospital).  Accommodations will be provided for weekend Hospitalists.

Qualifications:

Hospitalists may have Internal Medicine or Family physician training, but must have experience in the care of hospitalized patients.  ACLS training and an unrestricted CPSO license are required.

For further information, please contact the Medical Staff Office at Ross Memorial Hospital (denisee@rmh.org)

 

Locum General Surgery

Ross Memorial Hospital is seeking an FRCS certified General Surgeon to fill an urgent weekend on-call locum position from 6 am June 14 to 6 am June 18th, 2018.  The general surgeon will be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and will provide locum on-call coverage. We have recently upgraded our CT and added a new MRI to the list of resources available to support the surgical department.

The ROSS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL is a 175-bed community hospital serving a population of over 80,000 residents in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Located in the beautiful Kawarthas and only 128 km from Toronto, the area boasts an abundance of excellent educational and recreational facilities as well as a wide range of family and cultural amenities.

Call Arrangements

Additional Locum Dates are available throughout the year.

 

Full time Emergency Physician

Serving a population of more than 70,000 people, Ross Memorial Hospital has an opening for two full time (or full time equivalents) emergency physicians.  The Emergency Department has approximately 45,000 visits annually and serves the needs of the City of Kawartha Lakes.  Access to CT, MRI, and a full complement of consultant specialists are just a few resources available to support the department. 

Compensation for this position is from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and is based on the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care's Alternative Payment Plan (APP).

Required qualifications:

- CCFP with prior ER experience

- Current licensure in Ontario

- ACLS, PALS, ATLS

Preferred qualifications:

- CCFP - EM or FRCPC

 

Long Term Locum General Surgery

Areas of Interest: Applicants must be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and must possess a community general surgery skill-set, with expectations of providing endoscopic and a full breadth of general surgical services.

Description:  The division of General Surgery at Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Lindsay, Ontario, currently includes a general surgeon and a 2nd general surgeon with Colorectal and MIS sub-specialty training, both of whom share an enthusiastic, collaborative commitment to surgical patient care.  We have recently acquired new operative equipment which will facilitate additional advanced laparoscopic procedures (colorectal, upper GI, etc), TEMS, and therapeutic endoscopy.  We will be hiring a general surgeon to live and practice in the community and join this dynamic division, in the summer of 2019, but we require a long term locum in the interim. 

Resources and Remuneration:  Resources would include 1 OR day per week, 1 Endoscopy day per week, and ½ day of Ambulatory Care clinic per week.  Call is 1:4 (additional locums serve as 4th surgeon).  Compensation is fee for service, billed to OHIP, and all call is eligible for HOCC payments.  Office space and clerical support will be provided by the Hospital.

Existing Staff:  Orthopaedics, OBS/GYN, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia and Internal Medicine.  An 8 bed closed ICU is staffed by internists and intensivists, and a Hospitalist service is available to assist in ward care.  Advanced D.I. services include both CT and MRI, and Interventional Radiology is readily available via Peterborough Regional Hospital, a ½ hour away.

Please include three references and their respective contact information along with your CV and letter of intention.

Remuneration:  fee for service, OHIP, HOCC

On Call: 1 in 4 (locums serve as 4th surgeon) 

Contact Information: Denise Ellis, Medical Staff Office

Mailing Address: Ross Memorial Hospital, 10 Angeline St. N., Lindsay, ON K9V 4M8

Email: denisee@rmh.org Phone: 705-328-6115 Fax: 705-328-6178

 

The City of Kawartha Lakes, located 90 minutes from Toronto, is the rural paradise of south-central Ontario.  Encompassing the communities of Bobcaygeon, Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Kirkfield, Lindsay (the largest urban centre), Omemee and Woodville, the city boasts both small town charm and cottage country beauty.  With over 250 lakes and rivers in the area, as well as links to the Trent-Severn Waterway, the City of Kawartha Lakes is a well-established tourist area with a myriad of year-round recreational activities.  Complimentary to these are a variety of cultural amenities including The Lindsay Gallery and The Academy Theatre, Kawartha Settlers' Village and the Lakeview Arts Barn.  The City of Kawartha Lakes offers a variety of educational opportunities with a public and separate school system including French Immersion and International Baccalaureate programs.

 

The Ross Memorial Hospital is an accredited 176 bed community hospital that meets the needs of over 80,000 people.  A blend of primary and secondary services are provided by a group of family physicians and specialists to address the complex needs of our community.  A core of general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, ophthalmologists, and obstetricians support a broad range of surgical services.  These surgical services are supported by a blend of FRCP and GP Anesthetists.  A team of internists support a 24/7 ICU and consultation services including a full range of cardiology, GI diagnostic testing, respirology, and endocrinology.  Emergency medicine is provided for over 45,000 visits per year on a 24/7 basis.  A state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging service is supported by on-site and off-site radiologists, allowing us to maintain 24/7 CT and MRI services.  Specific patient needs are supported by an inpatient rehabilitation service, a palliative care unit, an outpatient dialysis unit, and chronic complex care capability.

To join our caring team, please contact:

Dr. Bharat Chawla, Chief of Staff
Ross Memorial Hospital
10 Angelline Street North, Lindsay ON K9V 4M8

tel: (705) 328-6115
email: recruitment@rmh.org

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