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Family Medicine, Locum - Bridgewater

Bridgewater, NS
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Requisition ID: 112241

Opportunity Type: Locum

Estimated Annual Salary: 0 - 25,000

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate

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About This Opportunity

Bridgewater has an opportunity for long-term locum work on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. We are a group of family doctors who want to share the experience of community-based family medicine in a great setting. We are looking for locum coverage for an extended (and negotiable) period this fall and winter. This would be a great opportunity to get to the know the many advantages of working in the Bridgewater area. We have a supportive group of family doctors (working in various types of collaborative practices). We work in the same building, have regular opportunity to discuss cases and share an EMR (MedAccess). Our regional hospital is across the street and there is ready access to lab, radiology and excellent specialist colleagues. We will work around your schedule and interests.

Funding is through the rural locum program with a guaranteed daily rate as well as remuneration for travel. The minimum guaranteed daily rate is $800 per day, with a $175 per diem daily rate. A locum physician can cover for another physician for a maximum of 30 days per year. The community is enthusiastic and eager to make new physicians feel welcome and can assist in finding accomodations if needed.


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
  • consultation and referral to other medical practitioners’
  • act as a patient’s advocate
  • prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
  • report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirement
  • eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
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.


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