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Job Title:
Addiction Medicine Physician
Job Type:
Perm P/T
City, Province, Country:
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Healthcare Professional
Open Positions:

Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

A part-time, 2 days per week opportunity is available for a physician in the Addiction Medicine Program (AMP) starting immediately. Care is delivered on-site at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph in a collaborative manner, with a supportive interdisciplinary team which includes nursing, social work, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, horticulture therapy and consultant psychiatry.

The addiction medicine program operates 2 inpatient programs, a 6 week substance use program and a 9 week mood, anxiety, and concurrent program. Both programs integrate current evidence-based practices including routine use of opioid agonist therapy, and therapeutic modalities including motivational enhancement, CBT, DBT, occupational and recreational therapy.

In this role as Addiction Physician you will act as most responsible physician in AMP and be responsible for clinical care of patients as they engage in their recovery journey.

If you are looking for an organization that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

What you'll be doing

• Provide best practice clinical care including diagnosis and ongoing management of substance use and concurrent medical and psychiatric management and psychotherapeutic interventions
• Complete clinical documentation including history, mental status, diagnostic impression, treatment plan, and progress notes of the highest quality to ensure the medical record is meaningful and useful and a treatment plan can be established by the team
• Utilize computer medical administration such Caseworks and BDM (training provided)
• Collaborate and communicate with the inter-professional team with the shared goal of highest quality patient care
• Provide clinical direction to program development
• Participate in hospital committees/forums and quality assurance activities and attend medical staff meetings
• Provide supervision and mentorship to students and residents
• Support departmental research activities
• Provide clinical support in the training of allied Health Care Professionals
• Support colleagues with patient care coverage during physician absences, along with nurse practitioner support
• Provide legal and employment/insurance reports, as necessary
• Direct communication with referral sources, where necessary
• Complete and submit OHIP billings in a timely manner

What we're looking for

• Degree in Medicine and a license, in good standing, to practice medicine in Ontario
• Registration with CFPC and CPSO
• Certification or fellowship in Addiction Medicine, or equivalent experience, preferred
• 3 years prior physician experience in a similar role, preferred
• Experience working collaboratively within an inter-disciplinary team
• Commitment to infection prevention and control needs of the hospital
• Exceptional leadership skills
• Proven critical thinking and analysis skills
• Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and action-oriented
• Strong ability to create exceptional relationship with referrers
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, French would be an asset
• Highly developed organizational and time-management skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Inspire others to be accountable through action, decisions and/or communications
• Catalyst to help the organization contribute to the community
• Commitment to working within Homewood’s Health and Safety Standards

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!

As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Homewood Health Inc. is committed to ensuring that its teams reflect the diversity of our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the various provincial legislations that we operate under, Homewood Health is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

What Our Team Has To Say

I work in a team-oriented atmosphere. Its the type of environment that makes you enjoy coming to work every day.

- Allison,Return to Work Services

Every day I feel well supported and I know that my work is appreciated at every level of the organization.

- Tamaura,Homewood Health Centre

Its gratifying to know that the services we provide through this vital work truly make a difference.

- Gabor,Stay at Work Services