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Palliative Care Physician - South Shore (Bridgewater - Lunenburg)

Bridgewater, NS
  • Number of positions available : 1

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

Requisition ID: 102180

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan

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

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About This Opportunity

Come join a dynamic, growing multidisciplinary palliative care team on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. The regional palliative care team are seeking applications for a permanent full-time, Certified Palliative Medicine Physician to join the palliative care team. This position provides coverage to palliative patients and families at home, hospital and hospice. Work as apart of a collegial team, serving communities such as Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Bridgewater, New Germany and Liverpool. Three hospitals; South Shore Regional Hospital, Queens General Hospital, and Fisherman's Memorial Hospital; with its new 5 bed palliative care unit, serve this area. A supportive palliative care team is in place, and consists of palliative care nurses, social workers, administrative assistant, a program manager and two other Palliative Care Physicians.
In addition to playing an important clinical role, collaboration and consultation to family physicians and medical specialists using a shared-care model. The physicians are able to link with Dalhousie University and provide teaching to medical students and residents and/or participate in research.
CCFP certified (or equivalent) candidates must have a certificate of added competence (or equivalent) in Palliative Care. FRCPC certified candidates must have either a certificate of added competence (or equivalent) in Palliative Care or Royal College certification (or equivalent) in Palliative Medicine.
Preference will be given based on full time experience in palliative medicine. Candidates must be eligible for specialty licensure in Nova Scotia and must be able to independently commute to a variety of care settings served by our service.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • assisting in development and delivery of inter-professional initiatives in Palliative Care across all faculties
  • provided care in all care settings in the area including hospital, in-patient palliative care unit, home, LTC, and assisted living residences
  • follow patients after initial consult with appropriate visits, phone support and collaboration with the patient’s other health care providers, in a manner that is most supportive of each family physician and patient
  • work closely with the palliative care team
  • act as a patient’s advocate
  • prescribe and administer medications and treatments, CADD pumps usage
  • mentor longitudinal integrated clerkship students and family medicine residents from Dalhousie University
Expected Hours
  • full time1.0 FTE
  • Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours per day
  • 1 FTE receives 6 weeks of paid vacation/CPD per year
  • 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)
  • accredited training in Palliative Medicine or Certificate of Added Competence in Palliative Care
  • demonstrated ability and experience working in a shared care model and across a multitude of care settings
  • demonstrated interest in the palliative approach to care and capacity building with other colleagues
Community Details

The South Shore of Nova Scotia provides wonderful way of life. Here, you live in a peaceful place where the air is fresh, the climate is moderate, and where all modern amenities exist - always amidst natural breathtaking beauty. During the summer months you are never far from beautiful white sand beaches and fresh water, inland lakes. Enjoy the water access by sail or motor boat; stand up paddle or surf board. All year-round, residents appreciate that diverse local shops, trail access for hiking and biking, and farmers markets that are never more than a few minutes away.

Recreation is abundant! Tennis courts, golf courses, arenas, curling clubs, yacht clubs, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and many fitness facilities overflow with stimulating activities. You will often find yourself on well-groomed hiking and biking trails that overlook the ocean, rivers and lakes. The Town of Bridgewater, is the business and shopping center of the Shore Shore, which contains ''big box'' shopping, multiplex theatre, and South Shore Regional Hospital. Nova Scotia's capital city of Halifax is just an hours drive away. Build the life and career you want along the South Shore, starting with this video: Practice Here Now

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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