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Opportunity ID:
Northside General Hospital
North Sydney, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 34769 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 365,000 

Type of Remuneration: LFM - Longitudinal Family Medicine 

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

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About This Opportunity

The Northside General Collaborative Practice in North Sydney, Nova Scotia is searching for a family physician to join this robust and rewarding practice. The successful candidate will join 2 other family physicians, a part time NP, as well as an FPN, LPN and a Social worker. The physicians are also involved with primary hospital care of the inpatients in the Northside General Hospital where the offices are located. 
The fully equipped office space with a view of the North Sydney Harbour awaits the right candidate who is looking for that perfect opportunity to join a busy collaborative practice with the benefits of mentorship and very minimal overhead. This opportunity is complete and ready for you to walk in and start working. 


  • delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • work with other providers in the clinic to provide cross coverage and same day access
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities
  • utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) and record all relevant patient details in a provincially approved EMR which is accessible to all collaborating team members


Community Details

North Sydney is a community of 5,700 people (2016) on the eastern shore of Cape Breton Island on the north shore of Sydney Harbour. As the service center for the ferry traffic to Newfoundland and Labrador, North Sydney has several restaurants and hotels locally and in the surrounding area to cater to travelers.
The Summer months in Cape Breton are particularly special as there is numerous beaches, many community activities including world class golf courses, hiking, biking, and kayaking are all nearby. Winter months are spectacular as well with majestic snowmobile trails, x-country skiing, snowshoeing and two ski hills nearby with one having the first gondola in Eastern Canada. You will also be a short 40-minute drive to the start of the world-famous Cabot Trail.
A great base to enjoy all that Cape Breton has to offer during the Summer months!

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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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.