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Opportunity ID:
Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 34825 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 365,000 

Type of Remuneration: LFM - Longitudinal Family Medicine 

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

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About This Opportunity

The amazing North Shore community of Pugwash is looking for Primary Care Physicians. Work collaboratively with the nurse practitioners, and a family practice nurse. It is a turnkey practice supported by an electronic medical record (EMR).

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  • work collaboratively with health care providers
  • provide service deliverables to meet the needs of the community of practice
  • participate equitably in the on call requirements of the division, department, program, or services as set by the zone department head  
  • respond to urgent matters while working or on call 

Expected Hours

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 46 weeks per year
  • Emergency Department coverage one day per week and one weekend per month



Pugwash is representative of all that is good along the northern shores of Nova Scotia: the friendly people, a safe deep harbour, sandy beaches, and the "warmest waters north of the Carolinas" in the summer. Pugwash and area is not just a summer retreat for many cottagers and visitors, it has attractions all year round with excellent hiking, snowmobile and ATV trails, serene wild life habitat reserves nearby, hunting in the fall, and birdwatching in the spring. Long, deep, cool rivers are perfect habitats for salmon. The surrounding areas remain wooded, making excellent habitat for the many birds of prey such as bald eagles and osprey. Ski Wentworth is only a 20 minute drive away and boasts great summer hiking and biking! 

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.


Next Steps...

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Recruitment Process

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