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Opportunity ID:
Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 118461 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 100,000 - 150,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:

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About This Opportunity

Pictou Landing First Nation is seeking a family physician to fill a 0.4 equivalent Family Medicine compensated by Alternate Payment Plan. 
The physician would work as part of a multi-disciplinary team out of the Pictou Landing First Nations Health Centre in New Glasgow, a team which includes a Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Nurse, Home Care Coordinator as well as various private and Nova Scotia Health mental health clinicians. There is also a collaborative relationship with a nearby chronic pain specialist and a visiting psychiatrist. 
The Pictou Landing Health Center will provide the office space, EMR access, administrative support, and equipment, with no overhead cost to the physician. 

The Pictou Landing Health Center has a mandate to provide the community with well rounded care; every effort will be made to support new ideas and programs. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures;
  • advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention
  • consultation and referral to other medical practitioners’
  • act as a patient’s advocate
  • prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
  • report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements

Expected Hours

The general expectation is that the physician would be present on site 2 full days each week, with physician travel costs covered from a maximum distance of 500 km weekly, and opportunities for virtual care when appropriate.


Community Details

Pictou County was established in 1835, it includes the towns of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Pictou, Westville and Trenton. Ideally situated along the Northumberland Strait, you’ll find a welcoming community with hard-working and down-to-earth people enjoying a balanced lifestyle. Just minutes from the beautiful beaches, join us, and fill your lungs with salty sea air and enjoy the urban-rural mix that Pictou County has to offer.

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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Northern Zone: Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, and Pictou

Locally-crafted wine? Winter adventures? Fresh lobster? This beautiful part of the province has something for everyone – it’s as diverse in landscape as it is in recreational opportunities. Spanning from the warm water beaches of the Northumberland Straight to the surreally stunning Bay of Fundy, the region features vibrant towns, the province’s best downhill skiing, festivals and events galore, and a terroir ideal for the production of wine.