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Opportunity ID:
Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital
Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia
Locum to Permanent

Requisition ID: 115722 

Opportunity Type: Locum to Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 

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

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About This Opportunity

Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital is currently seeking physicians to fill multiple positions including a locum, part-time and full-time position to start as soon as possible. The scope of practice includes a combination of family medicine, a CEC emergency department and long term care. Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital is based in picturesque Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia and is a 60 minute drive from Halifax. The incoming physicians do not need to live in the Musquodoboit region. 
These positions are compensated through the CEC hourly rate. 
Overhead fees are billed only for the family practice area and full billing and administrative support is available in the family practice. There is no overhead charged for afterhours or inpatient work. An incoming physician can expect to be welcomed by all staff in this rural site. 


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
  • emergency department and inpatient care
  • long term care

Expected Hours

  • full-time, part-time, physician's choice
  • locum to permanent option available


Community Details

The largest region in Halifax is predominately known for its outdoor adventure of cycling, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and camping. In this region is also the picturesque Musquodoboit River, an outdoor enthusiast’s haven. Running through the majority of the area, it is nearly 100 kilometres long, making it an ideal canoeing and kayaking location!

The Musquodoboit Valley has hidden gems waiting to be discovered throughout the region (plus, North America’s largest hummingbird sculpture!).

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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Central Zone: Halifax, Eastern Shore, and Windsor-West Hants

From the modern yet historic city of Halifax, to the rugged and wild Eastern Shore, this region of Nova Scotia is a compelling study of contrasts. The largest city east of Montreal, Halifax is the cosmopolitan centre, bursting with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. But just a short drive (or bike ride) out of the city, the allure of nature envelopes you. Imagine dinner and the theatre at night, surfing and hiking the next morning.