Physician Opportunities

We have full-time practice and locum opportunities available throughout the province, in both family practice and specialties. We also have a number of incentive programs to help you get settled.

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world-class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations.

Connect with us today – we’d love to have you. physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca

  • Family Physician (Opioid Treatment & Recovery Program): Truro

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Northern Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Truro, New Glasgow and Amherst. The Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province. This area is also home to a large fresh seafood industry and rolling wine country, and the quaint town of Tatamagouche. Truro is home to industry and a modern town located on the famous Bay of Fundy and a short drive to the Five Islands Provincial Park with beautiful shores of red clay and fossil finds. The Zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.

    The Northern Zone Opioid Treatment and Recovery Program is seeking a family physician with opioid agonist treatment (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone) prescribing capacity to cover weekly clinics, 6 hours in Truro and 3 hours in Pictou.  The interdisciplinary team consists of several physicians, 3 registered nurse rehabilitation counselors, licensed practical nurse, community outreach worker and administrative assistant.

    The program operates Monday to Friday 8:30-16:30 out of a community based leased office at 733c Prince Street, Truro. The Opiate Treatment and Recovery Program is a component of Mental Health and Addictions, Northern Zone reporting through a program manager to the Director of Mental Health and Addictions for the Northern Zone, NSHA.  The team provides an outpatient service which includes team interdisciplinary assessments and facilitates opioid agonist therapies and recovery support. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside allied health professionals to improve medical management of individuals with opioid use disorder.  

    Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and have their CCFP designation. Candidates must have or be willing to obtain a Health Canada exemption for methadone for dependency which requires successful completion of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course through CAMH and one day of clinical training with a MMT physician approved by the CPSNS.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Shirley Symes shirley.symes@nshealth.ca
    Physician Recruitment Consultant
    Office: 902-661-4865
    Cell: 902-664-7197

  • Family Physician (Chronic Pain Management): New Glasgow

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

     

    The Northern Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Truro, New Glasgow and Amherst. The Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province. This area is also home to a large fresh seafood industry and rolling wine country, and the quaint town of Tatamagouche. Truro is home to industry and a modern town located on the famous Bay of Fundy and a short drive to the Five Islands Provincial Park with beautiful shores of red clay and fossil finds. The Zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.

    The New Glasgow Chronic Pain Service is currently seeking a part time .2 FTE) family physician to join their team. The service consists of an interdisciplinary team; physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and psychologist.  The service operates each Wednesday at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. The team is also supported by a coordinator who is shared with three other chronic pain services; Truro, New Glasgow and Antigonish. The team provides an outpatient consult service which includes team interdisciplinary assessments, follow-up and facilitates pain self-management programs. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside allied health professionals to improve medical management of the Chronic Pain population.  The primary care physician will have opportunities to connect with the physician group working in the provincial chronic pain network. 

    Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and must also be certified (or eligible for certification) with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:

    Shirley Symes shirley.symes@nshealth.ca

    Physician Recruitment Consultant

    Office: 902-661-4865
    Cell: 902-664-7197

  • Family Physician (Chronic Pain Management): Amherst

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Northern Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Truro, New Glasgow and Amherst. The Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province. This area is also home to a large fresh seafood industry and rolling wine country, and the quaint town of Tatamagouche. Truro is home to industry and a modern town located on the famous Bay of Fundy and a short drive to the Five Islands Provincial Park with beautiful shores of red clay and fossil finds. The Zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.

    The Amherst Chronic Pain Service is currently seeking a part time ( .2 FTE) family physician to join their team. The service consists of an interdisciplinary team; physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and mental health social worker and operates the service one day a week, currently Thursdays at the Mental Health & Addiction Services location at 33 Havelock Street, Amherst. The team is also supported by a coordinator who is shared with three other chronic pain services; Truro, New Glasgow and Antigonish. The team provides an outpatient consult service which includes team interdisciplinary assessments, follow-up and facilitates pain self-management programs. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside allied health professionals to improve medical management of the Chronic Pain population.  The primary care physician will have opportunities to connect with the physician group working in the provincial chronic pain network.  

    Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and must also be certified (or eligible for certification) with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Shirley Symes shirley.symes@nshealth.ca
    Physician Recruitment Consultant
    Office: 902-661-4865
    Cell: 902-664-7197

  • Otolaryngologist: Kentville

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.The Western Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Bridgewater, Kentville and Yarmouth.The Western Zone encompasses the coastal beaches and fishing communities of the South Shore, the historic French communities on the Acadian Shore, and farmers markets, breathtaking apple orchards and vineyards of the Annapolis Valley. Western Zone is home to the centrally located Kejimkujik National Park and the UNESCO World Heritage recognized Bay of Fundy. There’s something for everyone in this region, all within a 1-3 hour commute to the capital city.

    We are looking for a part-time Otolaryngologist to share a practice in the town of Kentville. Duties include a full scope of practice providing care to the patients within the Western Zone as well as participating in call. Compensation is fee for service.

    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and maintain certification of competency. As well, candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Karma Chickoski, Physician Recruitment Consultant
    Email:Karma.Chickoski@nshealth.ca
    Phone: 902-365-1701 Ext 3555

  • Family Physician: Antigonish

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Eastern Zone is supported by the two regional hospitals and a host of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the two regional hospitals located in Sydney and Antigonish. Located on the very Eastern point of Nova Scotia is the stunning scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park where the road climbs along the edge of Nova Scotia and it is a regular occurrence to hike among moose in their habitat. Enjoy the port city of Sydney and see the World’s Largest Fiddle on the friendly waterfront boardwalk. Cape Breton Island (connected by a causeway to mainland Nova Scotia) is known for a music scene that has prompted international attention for its deep Celtic and Gaelic roots. The traditions continue just on the other side of the Canso Causeway throughout Guysborough County to the town of Antigonish, home of St. Francis Xavier University – including the Coady Institute for International Development and the annual Highland Games and just a short drive to go back in time at Sherbrooke Village, a living museum where you can experience a traditional Nova Scotia town during the 1860’s and while in Sherbrooke you can enjoy the picturesque St. Mary’s River – a must see for nature lovers!

    The Eastern Zone is seeking a 0.5 family physician, the time would be split between the Lyndsay Centre for Women and the Dr. John Gillis High School located in Antigonish.  
    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.
    Support is available for site visits and relocation.  

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Lisa Hardy
    Physician Recruitment Consultant
    lisa.hardy2@nshealth.ca
    Phone: 902-567-7797

  • Hospitalist: Truro

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Northern Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Truro, New Glasgow and Amherst.

    The Northern Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province. This area is also home to a large fresh seafood industry and rolling wine country, and the quaint town of Tatamagouche. Truro is home to industry and a modern town located on the famous Bay of Fundy and a short drive to the Five Islands Provincial Park with beautiful shores of red clay and fossil finds. The zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.

    The COLCHESTER EAST HANTS HEALTH CARE CENTRE in Truro is currently seeking a part time Hospitalist. This role is compensated with a daily stipend, plus fee for service billings.  Hospitalist provide weekly coverage, from Friday at 5pm to the following Friday, for approximately 50-70 inpatients, which is shared among 3 hospitalists. Call is required 2-3 days for the week overnight. Patients vary from acute care medical, to palliative to ALC. Surgery admits and sees their own patients.  IM, Urology, Psychiatry and Paediatrics provide 24 hour consultation services. Practicing family doctors can split a week long shift with another physician.
    Candidates must possess a full licence with the College of Physician and Surgeons of NS, and should have CCFP or FRCPC certification, in addition to having BLS/ACLS.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Shirley Symes – shirley.symes@nshealth.ca
    Physician Recruitment Coordinator
    Office: 902-661-4865
    Cell: 902-664-7197

  • Family Physician: Tantallon (Tantallon Community Medical)

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Central Zone is supported by the largest health care facilities in the province, The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth General, and East Hants Community Center as well as a host of community hospitals, health centres and services. Central Zone is home to Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia’s medical school and with whom we share academic appointments and learners.

    Halifax is one of North America’s oldest cities, full of culture, night life, and charm. The small city pairs cosmopolitan night life and restaurants with down home hospitality for an unforgettable experience that puts it among the best places in the world. Connected to its bayside neighbor, Dartmouth, by two harbor bridges and four ferry boats, the city is built around a historic Citadel that is maintained as a National Park and Monument. The zone extends from the Musquodoboit Valley to Windsor, the alleged birthplace of hockey and home to the largest pumpkins around. Speaking of hockey, this area is home to Sydney Crosby and the Halifax Mooseheads Quebec Junior League Hockey and the centre for many sports programs for adults and young people. Let’s not forget the world class surfing and kite surfing scene in one of the area’s many white sand beaches. This region is the best of Canadian metropolitan living, with housing affordability and a low stress commute not found in other Canadian cities.

    Tantallon Community Medical Clinic is seeking a part-time physician to join this collaborative group practice consisting of 6 family physicians, a family practice nurse, 2 part-time dieticians, a diabetic nurse educator, an insulin start nurse, a urologist and an after-hours/walk-in clinic attached to the practice. Some after- hours is required.  Walk-in clinics shifts are available.  

    This is a fee for service compensation model with competitive overhead. Tantallon Community Medical Clinic has a fully integrated Nightingale EMR system, and offers a bright and cheerful atmosphere with professionally managed and courteous support staff who cover all aspects of administration, including billing.  

    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Katie Meisner
    Physician Recruitment Consultant, Central Zone - NSHA
    katie.meisner@nshealth.ca
    tel: 902.487.0205

  • Family Physician: Halifax (Atlantic Medical Clinic)

    Physician Category: Family Physician
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    Employment Term: Full-time, Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Central Zone is supported by the largest health care facilities in the province, The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth General, and East Hants Community Center as well as a host of community hospitals, health centres and services. Central Zone is home to Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia’s medical school and with whom we share academic appointments and learners.

    Halifax is one of North America’s oldest cities, full of culture, night life, and charm. The small city pairs cosmopolitan night life and restaurants with down home hospitality for an unforgettable experience that puts it among the best places in the world. Connected to its bayside neighbor, Dartmouth, by two harbor bridges and four ferry boats, the city is built around a historic Citadel that is maintained as a National Park and Monument. The zone extends from the Musquodoboit Valley to Windsor, the alleged birthplace of hockey and home to the largest pumpkins around. Speaking of hockey, this area is home to Sydney Crosby and the Halifax Mooseheads Quebec Junior League Hockey and the centre for many sports programs for adults and young people. Let’s not forget the world class surfing and kite surfing scene in one of the area’s many white sand beaches. This region is the best of Canadian metropolitan living, with housing affordability and a low stress commute not found in other Canadian cities.

    Atlantic Medical Clinic located at the Halifax Shopping Centre in Halifax is seeking two family physicians (one full-time and one part-time) to join their busy family practice made up of 5 physicians. A full-time physician is relocating and the opportunity to take over this established practice is available.  Also, as a full-time physician reduces hours, opportunity for an incoming physician to share this full scope family practice in a part-time capacity is available.  No after-hours or call. The physicians of the practice provide some coverage for planned absences.  This is a brand new clinic with plenty of parking.
    This is fee for service compensation structure with reasonable overhead costs. Atlantic Medical Clinic currently use paper charts with plans to integrate to an electronic medical record.

    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:

    Katie Meisner
    Physician Recruitment Consultant, Central Zone - NSHA
    katie.meisner@nshealth.ca
    tel: 902.487.0205

  • Family Physician (Palliative Care): Digby, Yarmouth & Shelburne

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time, Locum

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Western Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Bridgewater, Kentville and Yarmouth.

    The Western Zone encompasses the coastal beaches and fishing communities of the South Shore, the historic French communities on the Acadian Shore, and breathtaking farmers markets, apple orchards and vineyards of the Annapolis Valley. Western Zone is home to the centrally located Kejimkujik National Park and the UNESCO World Heritage recognized Bay of Fundy. There’s something for everyone in this region, all within a 3 hour commute to the capital city.

    There is a 0.5FTE Palliative Care Physician position available to provide coverage to Digby, Yarmouth, and Shelburne Counties. Third year competency in palliative care or equivalent is required for this position.

    A supportive interdisciplinary palliative care team is in place and consists of Palliative Care Nurses, Social Workers, Administrative Assistant, and Program Manager.

    Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Karma Chickoski, Physician Recruitment Consultant
    Email:Karma.Chickoski@nshealth.ca
    Phone: 902-365-1701 Ext 3555

  • Family Physician: Dartmouth (Dartmouth Medical Centre)

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Full-time, Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Central Zone is supported by the largest health care facilities in the province, The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth General, and East Hants Community Center as well as a host of community hospitals, health centres and services. Central Zone is home to Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia’s medical school and with whom we share academic appointments and learners.

    Halifax is one of North America’s oldest cities, full of culture, night life, and charm. The small city pairs cosmopolitan night life and restaurants with down home hospitality for an unforgettable experience that puts it among the best places in the world. Connected to its bayside neighbor, Dartmouth, by two harbor bridges and four ferry boats, the city is built around a historic Citadel that is maintained as a National Park and Monument. The zone extends from the Musquodoboit Valley to Windsor, the alleged birthplace of hockey and home to the largest pumpkins around. Speaking of hockey, this area is home to Sydney Crosby and the Halifax Mooseheads Quebec Junior League Hockey and the centre for many sports programs for adults and young people. Let’s not forget the world class surfing and kite surfing scene in one of the area’s many white sand beaches. This region is the best of Canadian metropolitan living, with housing affordability and a low stress commute not found in other Canadian cities.

    Dartmouth Medical Centre is seeking multiple physicians for full-time practice opportunities.  This large group practice located in Dartmouth with beautiful views of the Halifax Harbour is composed of more than 25 physicians (family doctors and specialists) and offers rent subsidized suites.  A busy walk-in clinic provides extra shifts for newcomers, if desired. Short and long term locum opportunities are available.

    The compensation structure is fee for service and the clinic uses an EMR system, Accuro Medical Software.   

    Depending on your professional interests, physicians may shape their practice to include: inpatient care, nursing home care, hospitalist work, ER coverage, surgical assists to name a few services available to participate.

    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:

    Katie Meisner
    Physician Recruitment Consultant, Central Zone - NSHA
    katie.meisner@nshealth.ca
    tel: 902.487.0205

  • Family Physician (Chronic Pain Primary): New Glasgow

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.
    The Northern Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Truro, New Glasgow and Amherst.

    The Northern Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province. This area is also home to a large fresh seafood industry and rolling wine country, and the quaint town of Tatamagouche. Truro is home to industry and a modern town located on the famous Bay of Fundy and a short drive to the Five Islands Provincial Park with beautiful shores of red clay and fossil finds. The zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.

    The New Glasgow Chronic Pain Service has an opportunity for a Chronic Pain Service Primary Care Physician. This is a 0.2 FTE paid at a sessional rate.  The Chronic Pain Service consists of an interdisciplinary team; physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and psychologist. The team runs its service one day a week, currently Wednesdays at the Aberdeen Hospital, East River Road, New Glasgow. The team is also supported by a coordinator who is shared with three other chronic pain services; Truro, Amherst and Antigonish. The team provides an outpatient consult service which includes team interdisciplinary assessments, follow-up and facilitates persistent pain treatment programs.   This is a unique opportunity to work alongside allied health professionals to improve medical management of the Chronic Pain population.  The primary care physician will have opportunities to connect with the physician group working in the provincial chronic pain network.  
    Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.
    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Shirley Symes
    Physician Recruitment Coordinator
    34 Prince Arthur Street
    Amherst, NS   B4H 1V6
    Office: 902-661-4865
    Cell: 902-664-7197

  • Family Physician: Canning

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Full-time, Part-time

    The Western Zone encompasses the coastal beaches and fishing communities of the South Shore, the Acadian and Cajun historic French communities on the Acadian Shore, and breathtaking farmers markets, apple orchards and vineyards of the Annapolis Valley. Western Zone is home to the centrally located Kejimakujik National Park and the UNESCO World Heritage recognized Bay of Fundy. There’s something for everyone in this region, all within 3 hours commute to the capital city.

    We have an upcoming need for a full time family physician based in Canning. This clinic will have a close affiliation with the community physicians in neighbouring Wolfville. This opportunity will allow a physician the best of both worlds of having a rural practice in a picturesque farming community and an ability to practice in a busy university town, home of Acadia University.

    Depending on your professional interests, physicians may shape their practice to include: nursing home coverage, obstetrical services and ER coverage to name a few services available to participate. The Kentville Regional Hospital is a training site as part of Dalhousie University’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program is only 15 minutes away. Physicians do have an opportunity to work with learners not only residents, but medical students too!

    Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:

    Email: karma.chickoski@nshealth.ca

    Phone: 902-365-1701 Ext 3555

  • Family Physician: Halifax (Hydrostone Medical Centre)

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Central Zone is supported by the largest health care facilities in the province, The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth General, and East Hants Community Center as well as a host of community hospitals, health centres and services. Central Zone is home to Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia’s medical school and with whom we share academic appointments and learners.

    Halifax is one of North America’s oldest cities, full of culture, night life, and charm. The small city pairs cosmopolitan night life and restaurants with down home hospitality for an unforgettable experience that puts it among the best places in the world. Connected to its bayside neighbor, Dartmouth, by two harbor bridges and four ferry boats, the city is built around a historic Citadel that is maintained as a National Park and Monument. The zone extends from the Musquodoboit Valley to Windsor, the alleged birthplace of hockey and home to the largest pumpkins around. Speaking of hockey, this area is home to Sydney Crosby and the Halifax Mooseheads Quebec Junior League Hockey and the centre for many sports programs for adults and young people. Let’s not forget the world class surfing and kite surfing scene in one of the area’s many white sand beaches. This region is the best of Canadian metropolitan living, with housing affordability and a low stress commute not found in other Canadian cities.

    Hydrostone Medical Centre located in the North End of Halifax is seeking a part-time family physician to join their practice which consists of two other family physicians.  This is a full service family practice and serves a variety of age groups.  

    This is a fee for service compensation structure with competitive overhead expenses. Currently, this practice is paper based.  An incoming physician may adopt an EMR - funding supports may be available through the Master Agreement.

    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Katie Meisner
    Physician Recruitment Consultant, Central Zone - NSHA
    katie.meisner@nshealth.ca
    tel: 902.487.0205

  • Family Physician: Dartmouth (Tacoma Family Medicine)

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Central Zone is supported by the largest health care facilities in the province, The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth General, and East Hants Community Center as well as a host of community hospitals, health centres and services. Central Zone is home to Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia’s medical school and with whom we share academic appointments and learners.

    Halifax is one of North America’s oldest cities, full of culture, night life, and charm. The small city pairs cosmopolitan night life and restaurants with down home hospitality for an unforgettable experience that puts it among the best places in the world. Connected to its bayside neighbor, Dartmouth, by two harbor bridges and four ferry boats, the city is built around a historic Citadel that is maintained as a National Park and Monument. The zone extends from the Musquodoboit Valley to Windsor, the alleged birthplace of hockey and home to the largest pumpkins around. Speaking of hockey, this area is home to Sydney Crosby and the Halifax Mooseheads Quebec Junior League Hockey and the centre for many sports programs for adults and young people. Let’s not forget the world class surfing and kite surfing scene in one of the area’s many white sand beaches. This region is the best of Canadian metropolitan living, with housing affordability and a low stress commute not found in other Canadian cities.

    Tacoma Family Medicine and Walk-In Clinic located in Dartmouth, is seeking a family physician to join their practice of two full-time family physicians and three physicians in the walk-in clinic offering family practice services, walk-in, ENT, physiologist, and well women clinics.

    This is a part-time, fee for service practice opportunity.  Tacoma Family Medicine is a fully furnished, professionally managed clinic that uses an EMR system (Nightingale).  The clinic operating hours are: Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:00pm, Saturday 10am-4:30pm.

    Depending on your professional interests, physicians may shape their practice to include: inpatient care, nursing home care, hospitalist work, ER coverage, surgical assists to name a few services available to participate.

    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Katie Meisner
    Physician Recruitment Consultant, Central Zone - NSHA
    katie.meisner@nshealth.ca
    tel: 902.487.0205

  • Family Physician (Chronic Pain Primary Care Physician): Amherst

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Northern Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Truro, New Glasgow and Amherst.

    The Northern Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province. This area is also home to a large fresh seafood industry and rolling wine country, and the quaint town of Tatamagouche. Truro is home to industry and a modern town located on the famous Bay of Fundy and a short drive to the Five Islands Provincial Park with beautiful shores of red clay and fossil finds. The zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.

    Chronic Pain Service Primary Care Physician -  0.2 FTE Sessional Opportunity

    The Amherst Chronic Pain Service consists of an interdisciplinary team; physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and mental health social worker. The team runs its service one day a week, currently Thursdays at the Mental Health & Addiction Services location. The team is also supported by a coordinator who is shared with three other chronic pain services; Truro, New Glasgow and Antigonish. The team provides an outpatient consult service which includes team interdisciplinary assessments, follow-up and facilitates pain self-management programs.   This is a unique opportunity to work alongside allied health professionals to improve medical management of the Chronic Pain population.  The primary care physician will have opportunities to connect with the physician group working in the provincial chronic pain network. 

    Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:

    Shirley Symes

    Physician Recruitment Coordinator

    shirley.symes@nshealth.ca

    34 Prince Arthur Street

    Amherst, NS   B4H 1V6

    Office: 902-661-4865
    Cell: 902-664-7197

    Fax: 902-667-0807

     

  • Anaesthesiologist: Amherst

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Part-time

    Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

    The Northern Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Truro, New Glasgow and Amherst.

    The Northern Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province. This area is also home to a large fresh seafood industry and rolling wine country, and the quaint town of Tatamagouche. Truro is home to industry and a modern town located on the famous Bay of Fundy and a short drive to the Five Islands Provincial Park with beautiful shores of red clay and fossil finds. The zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.

    The Nova Scotia Health Authority, Amherst Site is presently seeking a 0.4 Anesthetist to add to our full time anesthesiology complement, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center. We are located between the two major referral centers in Atlantic Canada, with a catchment of 40,000. We have a collegial Anesthesiology Service that is currently managed between two fulltime and one part time Anesthetist.  We boast one of the most advanced operating theatres in Atlantic Canada with very reasonable OR time sharing. The position is an APP.  This opportunity offers a varied scope of practice (e.g. general, Obstetrics, ENT, Peds, etc.)

    Candidates must ascertain College of Physician and Surgeons of Nova Scotia Licensure and have their FRCPC designation, solid references and appropriate experience.

    Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
    Shirley Symes
    Physician Recruitment Coordinator

    shirley.symes@nshealth.ca
    34 Prince Arthur Street
    Amherst, NS   B4H 1V6
    Office: 902-661-4865
    Cell: 902-664-7197
    Fax: 902-667-0807

  • Note:

    Employment Term: Full-time, Part-time, Locum, Academic

    All emails with employment offers are issued from an email extension XXXX@nshealth.ca. Any job offer or immigration instructions coming from an address other than those ending with nshealth.ca should be verified by contacting physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca. Nova Scotia Health Authority never contracts a third party to conduct international hiring on our behalf.