The Owen Sound hospital has a 16-bed Rehabilitation Unit, with a patient population ranging from stroke (~45%) to orthopaedics or amputees (~25%) to fractures (~15%) and other neurological disorders (~15%). The typical length of stay is 2 to 8 weeks. The unit is well supported by an interprofessional team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologist, social worker, recreation therapist, dietitian and nurse coordinator.
Physician coverage for this unit is preferably scheduled in a minimum of two-week blocks, Monday to Friday, approximately 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Evening and weekend on-call service is covered by our Hospitalist On-Call.
Physicians on this service also cover healthy newborn checks, Monday to Friday.
Licensed to practice medicine in Ontario.
Competitive daily stipend.
Travel/accommodation allowance may apply for locums.
Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
About the Hospitalist Medicine Department:
Hospitalists provide care for non-critical care medical and/or surgical patients over the age of 18. On-Call support also includes rehabilitation and psychogeriatric units, plus healthy newborns on weekends. Each Hospitalist carries a maximum patient load between 15 to 20 patients. The average on-call commitment includes 2 weeknights and 1 in 4 weekends. There is excellent support from consultant specialists and the emergency department, as well 24-hour labs and comprehensive diagnostic imaging (CT, MRI, PACS capability). Educational affiliations with the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry provide a wide range of teaching opportunities.
If you are interested in this position please contact:
Trish Herrick, Director, Medical Affairs
Phone #: (519) 376-2121