Physician Services

Physician Services provides service-oriented leadership and support to all physicians providing medical care in Capital Health through a single legislated governance structure. As a team of cultural change agents and experts, we also offer advice to Capital Health’s Executive Management Team and Board of Directors on all matters related to the organization, management and provision of physician services. We also work in collaboration with our physician leaders to recruit, develop, manage and engage our physicians in a manner consistent with our goal of becoming a world leading haven for health healing and learning.

Some of our key functions and responsibilities include:

Academic Funding Plans (AFP)

We are responsible for the negotiation, development and implementation of all AFPs for the Capital District Health Authority. Currently there are 12 department groups on an AFP with an annualized budget of $13 million.

Physician Resource Planning

This team is responsible for the development and implementation of a district-wide physician resource plan that works in coordination with the organizational business planning process and strategic mandate.

Physician Recruitment, Retention and Performance Management

This team works in collaboration with our physician leaders and other industry experts to develop tools and approaches to attract, retain and develop our physician community.

Physician Leadership Development and Succession Planning

This team leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive program to identify, develop and grow our leadership capacity within our Medical Departments across the organization.

Strategic and Policy Development

This team provides strategic advice to the leadership enabling team (LET) and other senior leaders in the organization on all matters related to policy framework, planning management and implementation of the medical governance structures as legislated in the Bylaws and resource management function for the physicians of Capital Health.

Credentialing and Privileging

This team ensures the provision of high quality medical care through the implementation of the standardized approach to credentialing and privileging of more than1000 physicians working in the Capital District Health Authority.

District Medical Advisory Committee

This committee provides leadership and management to support the District DMAC and its five subcommittees to ensure the provision of high quality medical care.

Fostering Relationships and Physician Engagement

This team is responsible for facilitating strong supporting relationships across departments, teams, programs and support areas to create an environment where physicians are engaged and feel part of the organizational culture. Medical Services is also responsible for fostering strong relationships with key partners such as Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, other District Health Authorities, Department of Health and Wellness, Doctors Nova Scotia and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

Service Delivery Planning and Quality

This team provides leadership in the planning and implementation of physician services to ensure the provision of high quality medical care across the organization. Physician Services also collaborates with physician and health services leaders to develop and implement quality improvement processes, ensuring that quality of care measures are in place.

Physician Contracts

This team is responsible for the negotiation, development and implementation of all contracts for physician leaders and physician service contracts for the Capital District Health Authority.