The West Nipissing General Hospital (WNGH) is currently recruiting one full-time Emergency Department Physician to join our team. The WNGH boasts a clean, modern facility with excellent support services. We have 99 beds (31 Acute, 19 Complex Continuing Care, 1 Hospice Suites and 48 Long-Term Care) in addition to a 24-hour Emergency Department. Currently, the community is served by 10 full-time general practitioners, two (2) full-time Hospitalists, one (1) full-time general internist, visiting surgeons and visiting specialists. We host regular cardiology, urology, pediatric, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, sleep clinic, and psychiatry clinics with consultation visits by visiting specialists.
The ED Physician will be responsible for assessing all visits presenting to the Emergency Department during the shift, responsible for the rare calls from Nursing Care Unit (NCU) and Complex Continuing Care (CCC) after 2300 hours until 0700 hours regarding patient care. The ED is staffed with (2) RNs, (1) RPN, and a second on-call physician for back-up if needed. In addition, the ED is also staffed with a Physician Assistant from 0930 – 1730 on weekdays. The ED physician will see, on average, 55 patients per 24-hour shift.