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Associate Physician, Inpatient Clinical Care (uhnbc)

Full Time
4 days ago
Position Summary
Within the context of a client and family centered model of care and in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values and strategic directions of Northern Health (NH), the Associate Physician (AP) Inpatient Clinical Care serves as a physician extender to provide care to inpatients across the organization, including patients under the Medicine and Family Medicine Programs. On a day-to-day basis, the AP performs services within the scope of an AP's clinical duties and responsibilities while under the supervision of the Attending Physician but is accountable to the Department Head or documented delegate for the overall provision of quality of care and professional development.

The AP supports the provision of continuous care in a team-based environment working collaboratively with the Most Responsible Physician MRP), residents, nursing and allied care providers to care for acute medicine patients including those admitted under acute internal medicine services and family medicine.

The AP will work under supervision of the Attending Physician to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide consultation to patients with acute, chronic, and complex illnesses, diseases, injuries, and functional disorders of all body systems; this may include palliative care and addiction medicine. The AP will provide history and physical examinations, advance care planning, the ordering and interpretation of diagnostic studies, including laboratory, diagnostic imaging, and electrocardiographic examinations, and the administration of medications normally considered part of the practice of hospital medicine. Working in collaboration with the Attending, the AP may provide care to patients in acute care settings in conformance with unit policies and AP Program Accreditation. In collaboration with the Attending, the AP will assess, stabilize, and determine the disposition of inpatients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services.

Education and Experience
-Must be eligible for registration with the CPSBC in the Associate Physician - Acute class, under sponsorship of NHA. For further information on AP licensure, please visit Associate physician | College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (
-Must hold Canadian Citizenship, be a permanent resident or be legally able to live and work in British Columbia.
-Qualified candidates will hold or achieve Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification prior to commencing orientation and maintain such certification throughout their employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage common medical problems in the medical and perioperative patient, e.g. chest pain, dyspnea, hypertension, electrolyte abnormalities, pain control, delirium, etc.
-Confidence and experience in recognizing and initiating response to emergency situations such as shock, acute coronary syndrome, stroke, etc. Ability to recognize medical instability and address initial priorities of resuscitation.
-Able to judge situations where discussion and reporting to Attending as appropriate.
-Ability to assess and initiate treatment of acute injuries and illnesses in the Emergency Department.
-Excellent English communication, including with patients, families and other health care professionals.
-Computer and written communication skills including order entry, clinical documentation, and ability to review relevant diagnostic information and health history.
-Ability and comfort in working in a team-based environment.
-Ability to carry out professional duties in the face of multiple, competing demands.
-Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
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