Requisition ID: 117396
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
For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca
About This Opportunity
The Cumberland network is looking for family medicine physicians to join their team. We offer collaborative teams with physicians, nurse practitioners, family practice nurses and other allied health members. Varied practices are an option in Amherst with many family physicians partaking in emergency department shifts, as well as the hospitalist program.
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC) opened to patients in 2002. It provides high-quality, efficient care to residents of Amherst and surrounding areas as well as specialty services for residents of Cumberland County. Located in Upper Nappan just on the outskirts of Amherst, CRHCC offers a wide range of programs and services including primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient, and satellites:
cancer and supportive care
cardiac respiratory services
chronic pain services
diabetes education services
dietary and nutrition services
intensive care unit
medical and surgical unit
mental health and addiction services
obstetrics and gynecology
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 requirement
- part time
The Town of Amherst is located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy. Known as the gateway to Nova Scotia's culture and heritage, Amherst is the second largest "small town" in Nova Scotia and is known for its vibrant and active community.
Home to the Amherst Ramblers, a junior hockey league, a popular running club, and an annual baseball tournament, an active lifestyle is present in everyday life. Walk, run, cycle, snowshoe or ski along Amherst’s picturesque 1.25 km marshside trail! No matter the season, there is something in Amherst for everyone.
In addition to sport recreation activities, Amherst has an abundance of heritage centres that promote the tourism and business sector. With dozens of independent boutiques, services, restaurants, and chain stores, you'll find all you need here. We are a central hub in close proximity to. We're just a two hour drive from Halifax, 90 minutes from Stanfield International Airport, an hour from Prince Edward Island, and 40 minutes from Moncton, New Brunswick.
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.