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Opportunity ID:
2021-0550
Location:
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
Opportunity:
Permanent

Requisition ID: 36924 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Site Visit Program; Relocation Program 

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives: Debt Assistance; Family Medicine Bursary Program; Tuition Relief 

 

About This Opportunity

The community of Port Hawkesbury is seeking a full-time family physician to join their network of four other family physicians. 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:

  • community based rehabilitation centre
  • diabetes education
  • diagnostic imaging
  • dietitian
  • emergency department
  • foot care clinic
  • hemodialysis
  • laboratory services
  • mental health & addictions services
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • social work

The facility also has a number of visiting specialists:

  • cardiology
  • nephrology
  • ophthalmology
  • palliative care

Responsibilities

  • Duties include full scope of practice as a family physician providing care to patients within the eastern zone and participating in call
  • the physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice
  • and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Nursing home coverage and inpatient care required (participating in the CHIP program)
  • Provide emergency room coverage, if desired

Expected Hours

  • full-time

Qualifications

 

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.  
 

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

 

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.