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Opportunity ID:
Aberdeen Hospital
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 125395 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 150,000 - 200,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Site Visit Program 

Other Incentives: Provincial Locum Program 

About the Opportunity

The Aberdeen Hospital, regional hospital located in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, as well as the Colchester East Hants Health Centre,  regional hospital in Truro, Nova Scotia is seeking a long term locum (full time for 6 months), General Surgeon for an immediate opening.  All interested general surgeons are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include inpatient and outpatient care, consultations with other physicians, surgical duties, endoscopy, and on-call duties. 

Aberdeen and Colchester East Hants Health Centre are both teaching sites for Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.  Both facilities offer a full range of General Surgery Services as well as perioperative support services and is within 60-90 minutes of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the provincial tertiary care facility. These facilities are two of Nova Scotia Health’s nine regional hospitals and serves Pictou County, Colchester and parts of Hants County, as well as other northern Nova Scotia residents.
Existing staff and supports in our hospitals include all diagnostic imaging and radiology services, laboratory services, intensive care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, anesthesia, internal medicine, and the Aberdeen in New Glasgow is the orthopedic referral centre for northern Nova Scotia, while Colchester East Hants Health Centre is the Urology referral centre for northern Nova Scotia.


  • Duties include full scope of practice as a general surgeon providing care to patients within Pictou/Colchester Counties, of Nova Scotia Health’s Northern Zone and participating in a busy 1:3 on-call rotation at a minimum.
  • The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Surgery for the Northern Zone, as well as the Surgical Site Leads at the Aberdeen Hospital and the Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice.
  • The physician will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of Nova Scotia Health. 

Expected Hours

  • Full-time
  • Participating in a minimum of 1:4 on-call rotation, to a maximum of 1:3


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.


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Northern Zone: Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, and Pictou

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