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Opportunity ID:
Aberdeen Hospital
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 124524 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

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

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About This Opportunity

The Aberdeen Hospital, in New Glasgow, is seeking hospitalists to join their team.  There is an opportunity for applicants to engage in research and/or have medical teaching positions with Dalhousie University, should that be of interest.  The current remuneration arrangement is a set daily rate as per the provincial hospitalist agreement with a stipend, plus fee-for-service billings for on-call work.
At the Aberdeen, 4.5 hospitalist lines and a group of community family physicians that admit their own patients, will cover inpatient care outside the ICU.  Each hospitalist line consists of approximately 18 patients.  Patients are spread across several units in the hospital and are composed of medical patients outside of the ICU and telemetry and surgical patients attended to with support of appropriate specialist physicians.  Daytime coverage is 8am to 5pm and on-call coverage is 5pm to 8am, not exceeding 1 in 4 nights.   If you are interested in a broader scope of practice that includes, but is not limited to hospitalist work, there are many possible opportunities in New Glasgow and surrounding communities.  
The Aberdeen Hospital is approximately 1.5 hours from the region's tertiary care pediatric facility, the IWK Health Centre, which provides neonatal support. 
Hospitalists are joined by colleagues in:

  •  family medicine
  • obstetrics/gynecology
  • internal medicine (general and sub-specialty who cover the 6 bed ICU)
  • emergency medicine
  • general surgery
  • psychiatry
  • pediatrics
  • ophthalmology
  • anesthesia
  • radiology (U/S, CT, MRI, ECHO)
  • palliative care
  • medical oncology

Physicians and all staff at the Aberdeen Hospital take great pride in providing high-quality care to patients and value collegiality in the workplace. Also, the Aberdeen Hospital has the most active cross-specialty, accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) program in the province. Additionally, they offer regular medical staff social events. The Aberdeen has an extremely helpful, efficient and friendly staff who make working here a pleasure.


  • Duties include full scope of practice as a hospitalist providing care to patients within the Northern Zone and participating in call
  • physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • part-time


Community Details

Established in 1835, the historical town of New Glasgow is located Pictou County. Overlooking the banks of the East River of Pictou, New Glasgow is at the centre of the province's fourth largest urban area. 
Comprised of the five towns of New Glasgow (location of the Aberdeen Hospital), the County of Pictou, Pictou, Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, and Pictou Landing First Nation, Pictou County is ideally situated along the Northumberland Strait. You’ll find a welcoming community with hard-working and down-to-earth people, enjoying a balanced lifestyle. Just minutes from beautiful beaches, join us and fill your lungs with salty sea air, and enjoy the urban-rural mix that Pictou County has to offer. In your practice, enjoy a collegial atmosphere with access to the tools you need to do your job.
Rich in culture, entertainment, and history, come and build the fast- or slow-paced life you desire in Pictou County.

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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Northern Zone: Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, and Pictou

Locally-crafted wine? Winter adventures? Fresh lobster? This beautiful part of the province has something for everyone – it’s as diverse in landscape as it is in recreational opportunities. Spanning from the warm water beaches of the Northumberland Straight to the surreally stunning Bay of Fundy, the region features vibrant towns, the province’s best downhill skiing, festivals and events galore.