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Opportunity ID:
South Cumberland Community Care Centre
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 35219 

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

Parrsboro Collaborative Emergency Centre is seeking a family physician to join their team which includes family physician(s), nurse practitioners, a family practice nurse, and administrative support staff to provide primary and urgent care in a variety of settings such as:

  • long term care
  • restorative care
  • in-home care
  • Parrsboro Regional High School


  • ensure delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to practice patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • provide service deliverables to meet the needs of the community
  • facilitate a coordinated, integrated, and comprehensive team approach to client/patient care
  • support the CEC practice by building up patient capacity
  • participate in community health promotion, disease prevention, acute episodic care, and continuing care of chronic conditions

Expected Hours

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 46 week per year
  • four weeks vacation
  • two weeks continuing medical education (CME)
  • emergency medicine one day per week and one week per month
  • clinical services (shadow billable and non-shadow billable) 35 hours per week minimum
  • clinical support services (e.g. practice cupport, capacity building) 2.5 hours per week minimum


Community Details

Parrsboro is a community located in Cumberland County. Tucked away on the Northern Shore of the Minas Basin, Parrsboro has been called "Nova Scotia’s best- kept secret". From our harbour, one can view the world’s highest tides. Situated approximately 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the Trans-Canada highway linking Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Parrsboro is less than two hours drive to the airports of Moncton and Halifax. Parrsboro is home to the Ship's Company Theatre, a highly acclaimed and innovative professional company. You can also visit The Fundy Geological Museum to learn about Nova Scotia’s rich geological past. The museum will help you discover rocks, fossils, and minerals of the Bay of Fundy. Learn the story of drifting continents, changing climates, Coal Age forests and the dawn of the dinosaurs.

Summer attractions include shows and fairs such as our Old Home Week and Nova Scotia's Gem and Mineral Show. Enjoy "Tea with the Mayor" every Friday in July and August at various venues including the VIC located at the Fundy Geological Museum! Listen to our own Parrsboro Citizen’s Band occasionally throughout the summer at 7PM on Sunday nights in the Civic Gardens. Take in the annual Parrsboro Film Festival held at "The Hall" in October. The Ottawa House By The Sea Museum is open during the summer months. This building was constructed around 1790 by original settlers, and at one time was the home of an early Prime Minister, Sir Charles Tupper. Parrsboro offers its residents a variety of social activities. There are several clubs and lodges serving the town and the wider community.

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 (NSH) 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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