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Opportunity ID:
South Shore Regional Hospital
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Long Term Assignment

Requisition ID: 170531 

Opportunity Type: Long Term Assignment 

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 - 400,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:  

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About the Opportunity

Join a group of seven. Subspecialties include General Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Respirology, and Intensive Care. This is a one-year parental leave coverage starting in March 2024.
EMR: MedAccess. 
South Shore Regional (SSRH) offers echocardiography, exercise stress testing with nuclear imaging and dobutamine stress testing, pacemaker insertion and follow up, endoscopy (therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy), PFTs and a Sleep Lab. There is a Cardiac Rehab Clinic managed by a Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with Internal Medicine Physicians.
SSRH is a community site for the Internal Medicine program at Dalhousie University with approximately 6-7 residents per year. This provides an opportunity to work as a preceptor with medical students & residents. Incumbent is expected to participate in the call schedule for ICU and IM as well as provide outpatient care appropriate to their subspecialty. Call covers the SSRH along with offering advice and transferring patients from the nearby Fishermen's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg and Queen's General Hospital in Liverpool.

Compensation is fee for service with flexible vacation time. In addition, specialists receive call stipends and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia.


  • provide full scope of practice
  • participate in call rotation
  • provide support to your own site but also to others in the Western Zone if required, which included day-time coverage and occasional overnight/weekend coverage
  • be responsible to the Zone Department Head for Internal Medicine for professional responsibilities and quality of practice
  • operate with the Medical Staff Bylaws of Nova Scotia Health
  • participate in teaching both medical students and internal medicine residents and fellows

Expected Hours


  • on-call requirement (1:7 at full complement)
  • flexible vacation; maternity/paternity leave (Doctors Nova Scotia); health and dental benefits (Doctors Nova Scotia)
  • compensation is fee for service - annual income will depend solely on your own clinical output
  • specialists receive call stipends and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia


Candidates must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or eligible to take the Fellowship Exam in Internal Medicine. Must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS).

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 9,000. 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.


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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.