Hospitalist - Mental Health Unit
Associate Active Staff
There’s never been a better time to join Mackenzie Health! As we prepare to open our state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, and continue to operate Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, we have many opportunities available for Physicians who share our commitment to quality, patient-centred care. Ultimately, this is where you want to be.
Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional health care provider and District Stroke Centre which includes the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital – Canada’s first Smart hospital and the first net new hospital in York Region in more than 30 years – as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services. In March 2017, the organization received its second consecutive award of Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for its commitment to safety and quality patient care.
Mackenzie Health also became the first Canadian acute care hospital with an emergency department and intensive care unit to receive the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 certification. It was also the only Canadian hospital in 2018 to receive the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME)’s “most wired” award. To top it off, Mackenzie Health was recently named a recipient of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence. The award recognizes an approach to digital health that has helped patients access care and recover faster.
With over 500,000 residents in Southwest York Region, Mackenzie Health is proud to serve one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada. For more information, please visit mackenziehealth.ca.
This Physician role is accountable to the Department Chief and Medical Director of the Mental Health Program.
The Hospitalist will provide dedicated inpatient coverage for approximately 25 Mental Health beds at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, which will grow to 32 Mental Health beds once the Mental Health inpatient unit moves to Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Coverage may also be requested for other patients throughout the week as required.
RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The Hospitalist’s responsibilities include:
- Dedicated ward coverage in order to consistently meet 1100 or 1400 hour discharge targets.
- Participate in multi-disciplinary rounds daily or as required.
- Completion of History and Physical (H&Ps) for all patients admitted to the Mental Health unit where the psychiatrist is the Most Responsible Physician.
- Communicate with care providers for patients both internal and external to the hospital.
- Respond respectfully and in an appropriate time frame with respect to medical concerns for patients brought forward by the patient or the treatment team. This will require judgment calls with respect to treating the concerns while the patient is in hospital, with appropriate use of hospital resources including consultation with specialist colleagues or deferring to outpatient medical care where appropriate.
- Contribute to completion of Med-Rec on discharge to increase quality of care and patient satisfaction.
- Participate in meetings/committees ad hoc as it pertains to Mental Health patients and/or other related activities.
- Be available for consultation with professional colleagues and attend staff and departmental meetings within the Hospital.
- Perform such duties and services as may be reasonably assigned by the Department Chief and Medical Director.
- Comply with intradepartmental rules.
- Demonstrate understanding of, compliance with, and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding program plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The expectation is respectful communication with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member within a group environment.
- Proven attendance record.
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
- Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
- Models behavior that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
- Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
- Demonstrates understanding of contribution to patient and staff safety.
- Medical degree approved by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) required.
- Post Graduate training in Family Practice Medicine, CCFP.
- Canadian Medical Protection Association in good standing
- Ontario Medical Association (OMA)