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Opportunity ID:
South Shore Regional Hospital
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 179768 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: To Be Determined  

Type of Remuneration: Other 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:  

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About This Opportunity

Opportunity Type: Temporary (6-12 months with possibility for Extension)
South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH) in Bridgewater, NS, is seeking a 0.75-1.0 FTE temporary locum plastic surgeon to join its plastic surgery department. The service currently manages pathology of the hand, breast, head and neck, upper extremity trauma, skin including melanoma, chronic wounds, minor burns, etc.  An interest in general reconstruction is essential. Operative and Ambulatory Clinic time is available, as is shared office space with the existing plastic surgeons in the group. Shared expenses will be the responsibility of the candidate to cover overhead and administrative support for the office. Affiliation with Dalhousie University with an option to participate in research and surgical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate level may be possible.

South Shore Regional Hospital

South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH), originally fo.unded in 1988, is a primary and secondary care hospital and designated district trauma centre. Located in Bridgewater, SSRH has 85 inpatient beds including medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetrics, and mental health units. The modern regional hospital is the cornerstone of Bridgewater’s residents and surrounding community members’ quality of life.

ambulatory care
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 
plastic surgery
respiratory therapy
social work
surgical intermediate care unit (SIMCU)
telehealth services
walk-in clinic


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Duties include full scope of practice as a plastic surgeon providing care to patients within the western zone. 
The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Surgery for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Expected Hours

  • Part-time 0.75-1.0 FTE

  • Shared Coverage of Emergency and Trauma Referrals


  • Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Applicants must have a fellowship in Plastic Surgery, FRCS(C), and obtain licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

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!


Please forward your Letter of Interest, CV, and a list of three (3) referees (at least one should be Chief of Surgery or Program Director) to Recruitment Patti Smith at

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.