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

Requisition ID: 34937 

Opportunity Type: Locum to 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 

The Department of Health & Wellness offers competitive incentive programs to help you choose a practice that suits your career goals, and help transition into your new life in Nova Scotia. For more information on these programs and to determine your eligibility, please contact Department of Health and Wellness Physician Resources,

About This Opportunity

Sheet Harbour Family Practice is seeking a full-time physician to join this group practice of three family physicians. Located at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital (ESMH), the family physician provides care to patients in the emergency department, the family practice clinic, the five bed inpatient unit, as well as to the residents of the adjacent long term care facility Harbourview Lodge. This is a collaborative family practice team with a nurse practitioner.

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 continuing care centre Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care centre where the successful candidate will provide care. 


  • acute care
  • ambulatory care
  • clinical nutrition
  • diagnostic imaging
  • diabetic clinic
  • emergency medicine
  • home care nova scotia
  • laboratory services
  • mental health and addiction services
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative and respite care
  • physiotherapy
  • public health
  • recreational services (adult day program)
  • social services


  • deliver comprehensive primary health care services to practice patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • work with other providers in the clinic to provide cross coverage and same day access Monday to Friday
  • work with other providers in the clinic to provide a plan for weekend availability and after-hours access and emergency coverage
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities either developed in practice or as lead by Nova Scotia Health Authority or others
  • utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) and record all relevant patient details in a provincially approved EMR which is common and accessible to all collaborating team members

Expected Hours

  • Locum/Permanent; Full-time, 1.0FTE
  • Shared call to emergency department (approximately 1:3)


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.


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.