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Family Physician - L'Ardoise

Halifax, NS
  • Number of positions available : 1

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

Requisition ID: 55302

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 365,000

Type of Remuneration: LFM - Longitudinal Family Medicine

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

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About This Opportunity

Dr. Kingston Community Health Centre, located in L'Ardoise, is seeking a full-time family physician to join their local family practice team. The team works collaboratively together and includes 1 full-time family practice nurse, 1 full-time nurse practitioner, a visiting dietician, and a visiting social worker. This opportunity requires participation in nursing home coverage and inpatient care (participating in the CHIP program). Also, opportunity exists to participate in a variety of other areas that fit your professional interests and skill set including, but not limited to, emergency room coverage, addictions medicine, etc. Physicians are supported to engage in research and/or teaching positions with Dalhousie University. This clinic utilizes MedAccess as the EMR, and administrative support staff is available to physicians.

The Dr. Kingston Community Health Centre is approximately 30 minutes from the areas' local hospital, Strait Richmond Hospital (SRH). SRH serves residents of Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County. The two regional referral centres for the area include Cape Breton Regional Hospital (located in Sydney) and St. Martha's Regional Hospital (located in Antigonish). Both regional hospitals are located approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes away from L'Ardoise.

  • duties include full scope of practice as a family physician providing care to patients within the eastern zone and participating in call
  • the physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority
Expected Hours
  • full-time
  • 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)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Community Details

The community of L'Ardoise is located in Richmond County, on the southern coast of scenic Cape Breton Island. L'Ardoise is a small fishing village that has a history of French and Acadian culture. Affordable housing, ocean views, easy access to beaches, hiking trails, and an array of outdoor activities make L'Ardoise a great place to have a rewarding career and lifestyle! To learn more about what it's like to work as a physician here, visit:

Dr. Kingston Community Health Centre

Cape Breton Doctors

Richmond County

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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