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

  • Hospitalist: Truro

    Employment Term: Full-time, 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 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 beach-combing 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 1 hour and less than 2 hours, respectively.

    The Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC), set in Truro, is seeking full and part time hospitalists to join our program. Our hospitalist program currently covers 45-70 hospital inpatients split evenly among three hospitalist lines/physicians. Coverage is divided into seven day stretches, with full time coverage being seven days “on” followed by seven days “off”, with an understanding that physicians can have two “on” weeks off per year for vacation. Part time coverage of as few as five weeks per year is currently being considered as well. Remuneration is $1300/day with $300-$400/night of call plus fee for service for any patients seen after hours while on call. Call is two nights per work week, and covers the hours of 5pm to 8am the following morning. Hospitalists on call cover the hospitalist patient roster, plus roughly 18-30 family practice patients covered during the day by a family practice call group, and 5-10 stable patients waiting for long term care covered during the day by our Care by Design physicians (i.e. a local group of physicians who cover nursing homes). 

    We have a young hospitalist program at the CEHHC and are looking for engaged and collaborative physicians who can help flesh out and develop our program along with our current members. Some current areas of interest are developing morbidly and mortality rounds, generating an online repository of educational/reference materials specific to hospital medicine, and regular peer-led education sessions. More ideas are welcome.

    The setting for our program is the CEHHC, which is a friendly and collegial workplace where everyone actually does know your name. The hospital is the newest in the province, having been opened in 2012. In addition to several outpatient clinic spaces, the hospital houses a full time Emergency Room, 7 bed ICU, four Internists, four General Surgeons, three Urologists, three Paediatricians, and five Obs/Gynes. The building is featured in the first part of this short video: https://vimeo.com/86919145

    Interested candidates must be fully licensed or be eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, with training in either Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Internists must hold Fellow certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and Family Physicians must hold certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP). Applicants may submit a copy of their CV to:

    Shirley Symes  shirley.symes@nshealth.ca
    Physician Recruitment Consultant
    Office: 902-661-4865

  • Emergency Preparedness Medical Advisor (.2 FTE - approx 8 hours/week)

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Part-time

    The Nova Scotia Health Authority has outlined a vision for people-centered health care that will enable the system to think and act as one. A critical step in enabling this vision of a provincial approach to health services was the consolidation of the nine existing district health authorities into one Nova Scotia Health Authority, with the IWK Health Centre remaining as a separate authority. A streamlined health system can provide many opportunities to put resources where most effective to meet population needs, build a system that focuses on people and patients, ensure a provincial approach to planning and integration of services, and reduce duplication.

    The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.  Our team of professionals include employees, physicians, researchers, learners and volunteers.  This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health and mental health and addictions.
    Mandate:
    The Emergency Preparedness Medical Advisor will provide expert guidance and advice related to the clinical components of disaster and emergency preparedness.  The Medical Advisor will assist with the development, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of the corporate NSHA program. This position will report to the Senior Director Planning, Performance, and Accountability and work primarily with the Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness. In addition, this position will work collaboratively with other senior medical directors / leads as applicable.
    Accountabilities:
    The Medical Director will work collaboratively with the Emergency Preparedness leadership team primarily in an advisory capacity with specific operational responsibilities.

    This position will advise on the following:
    •    Program development, implementation and evaluation as it relates to the clinical aspect of emergency preparedness eg. Mass Casualty Incidents, Decontamination, Exercise planning for clinical areas, etc.
    •    Emergency preparedness strategic planning process
    •    Priority setting for clinical aspects of emergency preparedness within the allocated program budget
    •    Clinical, academic, and research opportunities
    •    The identification and monitoring of program standards and accountabilities
    Other responsibilities include:
    •    Leading and championing the physician engagement strategy
    •    Participation in the development and implementation of recommendations arising from lessons learned processes.
    •    Participation in NSHA exercises as applicable
    Eligibility:
    •    Medical Doctor with current NSHA privileges, or eligibility to obtain.
    •    Formal training or equivalent experience in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
    •    Leadership experience as a Department or Division Head an asset.
    •    Leadership training with CSPE/CHE preferred.
    •    Demonstrated excellent communication skills
    •    Basic computer skills with a familiarity with Microsoft Office
    •    Demonstrated ability to build relationships across disciplines and programs to achieve successful outcomes

    Application Deadline:   
    Compensation:      $22, 500 – 30, 000
    Application Requirement:  Please submit to careers.NSHA@nshealth.ca   your expression of interest with a cover letter and resume outlining your experience in relation to the accountabilities for the position.

     

  • Family Physician (Emergency): Shelburne

    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 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 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 an Emergency Department physician to fill a 0.75 FTE at the Roseway Hospital in the quaint Town of Shelburne. The hospital provides health care services to approximately 15,000 Shelburne County residents with the Emergency Department open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is an opportunity to provide office-based comprehensive primary care and inpatient care as well. Compensation for the Emergency Department is an hourly rate.

    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Candidates are required to have current ACLS, ALTS, BCLS and PALS. Having the College of Family Physicians of Canada ER certification would be considered to be an asset. Support is available for a site visit and relocation.

    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: Canning/Wolfville

    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 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 have an opportunity for a family physician that not only offers flexibility of a 0.5-1.0 FTE but also the location. Canning, is a rural practice with one other physician who works in close affiliation with the Wolfville physicians at Mud Creek Medical.  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, a training site as part of Dalhousie University’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program, is only 15 minutes away. Physicians may have an opportunity to work with residents and learners.
    Candidates must 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 a site visit and relocation.

    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 Medicine: Truro

    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 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 Northern Zone is seeking Family Physicians for practices Truro, NS.  We have both APP and FFS Family Medicine practice opportunities in a variety of practice settings, in the community.

    Candidates 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:
    Shirley Symes shirley.symes@nshealth.ca
    Physician Recruitment Consultant
    Office: 902-661-4865
    Cell: 902-664-7197

  • Radiologists: Various Locations

    Physician Category: Specialist
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    Employment Term: Full-time, 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 Nova Scotia Health Authority is currently recruiting Radiologists in various locations within the province. Radiologists may be based out of Yarmouth, Kentville, Sydney and Amherst. We have opportunities for general and specialized radiologists, such as Vascular/Interventional, Mammography and those with interests/skills in MRI and cross sectional imaging.

    Call schedules may vary depending on the community of practice. Most departments support and are able to offer services in: CT, ultrasound, DR, bone densitometry, MRI, fluoroscopy, breast imaging, etc. Our radiology services are also PACs integrated.
    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada/Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

    Practicing in Nova Scotia is more than medicine. Physicians are able to strike a balance between work and life. Our teams includes employees, physicians, researchers, and volunteers who work together to provide a full range of health care services. Located on the east coast of Canada, Nova Scotia offers four seasons’ worth of adventure. Hike soaring seaside cliffs, experience fine dining and culture on bustling city streets, and be the type of physician you truly want to be. Nova Scotia is big enough to provide endless opportunities, but small enough to make those opportunities your own. Become a key part of the community—both professionally and personally—wherever you decide to live!!!

    For more information about these opportunities and to connect with a Physician Recruitment Consultant, please email: physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca
     

     

  • Family Physicians: Various Locations

    Physician Category: Family Physician
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    Employment Term: Full-time, 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 province has family medicine opportunities throughout all four zones of the province.
    The Nova Scotia Health Authority is actively recruiting Family Physicians for practice opportunities throughout the province. Communities within all 4 management zones have opportunities available. Practices range from participating in general practice in a community, to collaborative practice, to a focus on addictions medicine, pain management, obstetrics & gynaecology and palliative care to ER and hospitalist work. We are confident that there is an opportunity that meets your interests professionally in a community that meets your interests personally! Opportunities are in both rural and urban settings. We are open to part time and locum interests as well. Whatever your interests, we'd love to hear from you to start the conversation!

    Family physicians must be eligible for a license to practice medicine with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and either have certification through the College of Family Physicians of Canada or be eligible for certification. Physicians interested in practicing in emergency or within a Collaborative Emergency Centre are required to have ACLS, ATLS, BCLS and PALS. Having the College of Family Physicians of Canada ER certification would be considered to be an asset.

    Practicing in Nova Scotia is more than medicine. Physicians are able to strike a balance between work and life. Our teams includes employees, physicians, researchers, and volunteers who work together to provide a full range of health care services. Located on the east coast of Canada, Nova Scotia offers four seasons’ worth of adventure. Hike soaring seaside cliffs, experience fine dining and culture on bustling city streets, and be the type of physician you truly want to be. Nova Scotia is big enough to provide endless opportunities, but small enough to make those opportunities your own. Become a key part of the community—both professionally and personally—wherever you decide to live.

    Nova Scotia offers a variety of incentive programs including:-

    • Site visit program
    • Relocation allowance program
    • Debt assistance program-
    • Return of service family medicine bursary program
    • Physician tuition relief program.

    To learn more about family practice opportunities, please contact: physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca

  • Psychiatrists: Various Locations

    Physician Category: Specialist
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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 Nova Scotia Health Authority is currently recruiting Psychiatrists in various locations within the province. Psychiatrists may be based out of Sydney, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Truro, Amherst, Kentville or Yarmouth. We have opportunities for General Psychiatrists, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Adult Psychiatrists. We are seeking full time and part-time psychiatrists.

    Working with cohesive teams with diverse backgrounds, candidates may expect to work with multidisciplinary teams providing outpatient mental health and other services include: withdrawal/detox care, seniors’ mental health, community outreach teams, clozapine and depot clinics, consult service for adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, consultation with medical units and emergency department and full Child and Adolescent clinical service. Teams may consist of social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, and psychologists. Departments may provide 24/7 on-call coverage to the inpatient mental health units and emergency department, including in-house consultation - depending on the opportunity.

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

    Practicing in Nova Scotia is more than medicine. Physicians are able to strike a balance between work and life. Our teams includes employees, physicians, researchers, and volunteers who work together to provide a full range of health care services. Located on the east coast of Canada, Nova Scotia offers four seasons’ worth of adventure. Hike soaring seaside cliffs, experience fine dining and culture on bustling city streets, and be the type of physician you truly want to be. Nova Scotia is big enough to provide endless opportunities, but small enough to make those opportunities your own. Become a key part of the community—both professionally and personally—wherever you decide to live!!!

    To learn more about these opportunities and to connect with a Physician Recruitment Consultant, please email: physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca

     

     

  • Family Medicine: Halifax (Mayflower Medical Clinic)

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

    A part-time family physician locum opportunity is available beginning in January 2018, with flexibility to be a short or long term position.  Mayflower Medical Clinic is a busy well established clinic with five experienced physicians and support staff.  Our clinic provides a collegial and supportive work environment.  The clinic uses EMR (Nightingale) system and each office has its own computer for patient encounters.  No on call required.

    Contact: Perla Hobin, Office Manager  
    (902) 443-6699
    mayflowermedical@hotmail.com

  • Family Physician: Bedford (Mill Cove Medical Clinic)

    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.

    Mill Cove Medical Clinic is seeking a part-time physician to join this group practice consisting of 4 family physicians, 3 pediatricians, a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a dietician.  This is a full service (cradle to grave) friendly part-time practice. The practice does not currently include obstetrical care.  The incoming physician may grow the size and scope of the practice, should they wish. Some after hours and same day appointments are currently offered, as well as some home visits to elderly and palliative patients.

    This is currently a fee for service compensation model, however, an alternative payment plan is also an option.  Mill Cove Medical Clinic has a fully integrated EMR system and offers beautiful office space, conveniently located off the Bedford Highway.  Experienced office staff cover all aspects of the administration, including billings.  

    Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada 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 (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

  • 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: 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: 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

  • 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

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