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Opportunity ID:
2018-0064
Location:
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Opportunity:
Full-Time

About This Opportunity

The community of Port Hawkesbury is seeking two full-time family physicians to join their network. The successful candidate will work closely with Strait Richmond Hospital (SRH) that serves the health care needs of the residents of communities in Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County. 

SRH opened its doors to patients in 1980. Located in Evanston, SRH is located 80 kilometers from St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. The facility has 15 medicine beds and five restorative care beds that provides inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care. The site also houses a number of other interdisciplinary services.

Responsibilities

- work a full scope of practice as a family physician

- provide emergency medicine coverage, if desired

- participate in call shifts

- be responsible to the Zone Department Head for Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice

- operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of Nova Scotia Health Authority

Expected Hours

- full-time

Qualifications

- all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)

- all applicants must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

- membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

- emergency medicine experience considered an asset

Community Details

Known as "Cape Breton's front porch," Port Hawkesbury is a close knit and picturesque community located on the north shore of the Strait of Canso on Cape Breton Island. Home to a 10 kilometre all-season trail system called The Port Hawkesbury Trail System, people of all skill level and ability can discover a wide variety of plants and wildlife through majestic hardwood stands, softwood forests, and along gently flowing brooks and streams. In the winter, enjoy the surrounding scenery by cross-country ski!

Thanks to a bustling culturally diverse community, the town also welcomes festivals and signature cultural events. The contributions of its arts and culture organizations and participants contribute immeasurably to our community’s well being. The town also houses education centres, a busy civic recreation centre, and a waterfront area which hosts multiple community events.

 

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers. The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here. Nova Scotia is more than medicine.  
 

 

Next Steps...

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Recruitment Process

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Incentives

Eastern Zone: Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)! Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County and Cape Breton Island are the centre of Atlantic Canada’s Gaelic culture. Kitchen parties are a way of life here, and you’re never far from the Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. Here, the view of a lifetime lives around every corner, and the friendliest people live in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.