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Opportunity ID:
Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 157805 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

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About This Opportunity

The Kearney Lake Primary Care Clinic will provide physicians with the opportunity to work within a Nova Scotia Health managed, turn-key practice with a team of healthcare professionals such as Nurse Practitioners and Family Practice nurses to support patient care.  With a supportive administrative team that includes four booking clerks, and administrative Team Lead and a Health Services Manager to support operational, scheduling, and billing needs, you can focus on what's important: providing patient care.  This clinic supports care to both attached and unattached patients connect to Virtual Care Nova Scotia.  This clinic will function in partnership model with other Primary Care Clinics across the zone.  The clinic is open Monday to Friday, excluding all holidays, evenings and weekends.  Hours of work are 37.5 per week. 

The EMR in use is MedAccess

An interim site is fully operational and is located at 998 Parkland Drive in Halifax.  The newly constructed Bayer's Lake Outpatient Center (BLOC) will be the permanent health home of the Kearney Lake Primary Care Clinic.  The team will move in on or before November 20,2023.  

This positions reports to the Head, Department of Family Practice, Central Zone for their professional and clinical activities, and is supported by the Primary Health Care management team for administrative activities delivered for the Program



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures; advise patient 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, inoculation and vaccinations
  • Report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements 



Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)

Eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)


Community Details

Halifax, the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia's capital city, sits in the center of Nova Scotia's east coast and is an important seaport that looks out over one of the world's largest natural harbors.

Halifax is a perfect paradox. We are where land meets sea, old meets new, urban meets rural, and traditional meets trendy. We balance a relaxing pace with modern urban amenities and affordability with world class-experiences. We value our strong historical ties but drive to shake up the norm. This perfect balance makes Halifax one of the best places in the world to visit, no matter what a visitor is looking for: see for yourself in this video!

Nature lovers will find sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, and hiking, birding, and beachcombing. Urbanites can enjoy the symphony, live theater, art galleries, and museums, along with a lively nightlife that includes brewpubs and a great culinary scene.

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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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.