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Opportunity ID:
Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia
Locum to Permanent

Requisition ID: 137539 

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

Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital (ESMH) is currently seeking physicians interested in locum, part time or permanent opportunities for coverage in the emergency department. ESMH opened in 1976 to service the eastern coast of Halifax Regional Municipality. Located in Sheet Harbour, ESMH is a 16-bed facility that provides inpatient, outpatient, and community-based care as well as 24-hour emergency medicine. It is also attached to the continuing care centre, Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre.

This opportunity is available to both Emergency Medicine Physicians and Family Physicians with relevant qualifications for emergency medicine coverage. Opportunities to locum with the tri-facilities are available, these facilities include Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital and Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital in Sheet Harbour. The incoming physicians do not need to live in the Musquodoboit or Sheet Harbour Region. These positions are compensated through the CEC hourly rate. There is no overhead charged for Emergency Department coverage. 

Note: The Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital is eligible for the Provincial Locum program.


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

Expected Hours

Full-time, Part-time, Physician's choice 

Locum to permanent option available


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)

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Community Details

Sheet Harbour is a rural community on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. Our region is home to pristine coastline, rich culture, quiet surroundings, and a low cost of living. With a close proximity to major urban areas, you are never far from what you want and need in Sheet Harbour. Nestled among a multitude of small coves and inlets along the eastern shore of Nova Scotia, Sheet Harbour is a down-home friendly village that offers its residents a low cost of living, very low crime rate, and access to a wide variety of recreational amenities. It’s a slower, relaxed pace. There is no traffic and no parking metres here, and kids can play and build castles from sand. We have a fine selection of restaurants and retail foodn services, as well as fitness centres and tourist accommodations. Fish, kayak, swim, shop, and eat in our quaint 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 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.