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Opportunity ID:
Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 116179 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

Type of Remuneration: Hourly Rate 

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

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About This Opportunity

Fisherman's Memorial Hospital (FMH)  has a great opportunity for a Family Medicine Emergency physician to join their medical team. Emergency Medicine fellowship is not a requirement for this position, the Emergency Department is open from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm daily.

Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital (FMH) is an acute care community hospital that opened its doors to patients in 1952.  Located in Lunenburg, FMH provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, long-term care (LTC), and community-based services. It has 30 beds in addition to a 23 bed Veteran’s Unit. The hospital is well-equipped with basic diagnostic and treatment services: Point of Care  lab testing, X-ray on site; other more extensive investigatory and consultant services at South Shore Regional Hospital 25 km away.  In addition, Ambulatory Care has many itinerant consultant clinics with occasional consultant availablity for urgent cases.

Requirements are up to date ACLS, and PALS.  An ATLS or Moulage course would be great as well, though our emergancy department is almost totally non trauma.  Family physicians are also needed in the community and a mix of emergancy and family medicine would be favourably considered.

Services at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital: 

  • Alternative Level of Care unit (12 beds)
  • cardiac respiratory services
  • diagnostic imaging (X-ray)
  • emergency medicine
  • primary care clinic
  • medical unit (six beds)
  • mental health and addiction services day program
  • midwife clinic
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care consultation service
  • physiotherapy
  • restorative care unit (12 beds)


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
  • consult and refer to other medical practitioners
  • act as a patient advocate
  • prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations

Expected Hours

  • Emergency Department is open from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm


Community Details

Lunenburg is a most desirable community for a wide range of individuals. Here, you live in a peaceful place where the air is fresh, the climate is moderate, and where all modern amenities exist – always amidst natural breathtaking beauty. It is a tourist hub during the summer months as it is rich with heritage and vibrant activity. All year-round, residents enjoy the diverse local shops and farmers markets that are never more than a few minutes away.

Lunenburg is steeped in art, music, and culture. There is an abundance of opportunity to take part in community groups like an active heritage society, book clubs, and writing clubs. The town boasts some of the finest restaurants in the Maritimes, yet you will likely find that favourite little coffee shop or pub to meet with friends and family. Art galleries are found on almost every street and live theatre or musical event is never far away. Lunenburg attracts festivals every year like Folk Harbour Music Festival, Festival of Crafts, and Folk Art Festival.

Recreation is abundant. Tennis courts, a golf court, a curling rink, bowling alley, swimming pool, and a community centre overflow with stimulating activities. As a port town, you will often find yourself on well-groomed hiking trails that overlook the working waterfront.
From anywhere in town, the hospital is only a few minutes away. Lunenburg is also only 15-20 minutes away from the Town of Bridgewater, an active community 15-20 minutes away which contains big shopping stores, multiplex theatre, and South Short Regional Hospital. 

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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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