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Opportunity ID:
South Shore Regional Hospital
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 160600 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:  

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About the Opportunity

South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH), in Bridgewater, is seeking general surgeons to be provide occasional weekend locum coverage July to December 2023, for their team of 5 general surgeons. The role requires a full spectrum of general surgical services appropriate to a secondary care center. Remuneration will be the guaranteed daily locum rate with the ability to exceed this with fee for service billings. SSRH has 85 inpatient beds and was originally founded in 1988, SSRH is a primary and secondary care hospital and designated district trauma centre.

• ambulatory care
• anesthesiology
• cancer care and support services
• continuing care
• diagnostic imaging (including CT scan, mammography, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound)
• electrocardiography department
• emergency medicine
• general medicine
• internal medicine
• intensive care unit (ICU)
• medical and surgical units
• mental health and addictions services
• midwifery program
• Nova Scotia hearing and speech clinic
• nutrition and diabetic counselling
• obstetrics and gynecology services
• occupational therapy
• palliative care
• perioperative services
• physiotherapy
• plastic surgery
• psychiatry
• respiratory therapy
• social work
• surgical intermediate care unit (SIMCU)
• telehealth services
• walk-in clinic


  • full scope of practice as a surgeon providing care to the patients within the Western Zone
  • participating in call and able to respond to urgent matters within 20 minutes of being called

Expected Hours

  • Weekend call coverage
  • On call requirement


  • Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • Membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Community Details

The Town of Bridgewater is located along the LaHave River and is surrounded by the coastal beaches and fishing communities of the south shore. It is the largest town in this region with a population of over 8,500. Self-titled "The Main Street of the South Shore," Bridgewater has long been established as the primary commercial and professional service centre in the southern half of the province. The community boasts a diverse local economy and is home to larger national and international employers. Physicians build a life and career they love in this beautiful town. 
Here, year-round activities like surfing, cycling, hiking, stand up paddleboarding, and sea kayaking await you. Love to sail, or have always wanted to learn? You've come to right place! Camp and explore Kejimkujik National Park or enjoy our abounding craft breweries and wineries. Art galleries and historical escapes provide hours of entertainment in your down time as your explore the wonderful surrounding communities. There is something for everyone in Bridgewater - and all within a one hour commute to Nova Scotia's capital city of Halifax!

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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Western Zone: Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West

The best of the land matched with the best of the sea. Of anywhere in Nova Scotia, the Western Zone may best represent this wonderfully intriguing – and tasty – marriage. Between the countless lighthouses that dot the coastline, authentic fishing villages bring in their catch. And thanks to the valley’s fertile soil, and dedicated vintners, a glass of world-class wine can always accompany your fresh seafood.