Family Medicine - Bass River

Date: May 8, 2022

Location: Bass River, NS, CA, B0M 1B0

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 100921 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

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About This Opportunity

The community of Bass River is seeking 1.5 family physicians for the West Colchester Community Health Centre. These are full scope practices, providing care for patients at all stages of life. Independent practice, Alternate Payment Plan


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to practice patients of all ages and stage of health or illness
  • Provide a full scope of services

Expected Hours

  • full-time, part-time, locum
  • 37.50 hours per week
  • 46 weeks per year


Community Details

Bass River is a small, tight knit community nestled “along the shore” of Cobequid Bay.The Along the Shore area includes several recreational sites – ball fields, indoor rink and outdoor rinks, parks and hiking. Bass River is home to a growing population of retirees, and is where Bass fishing is a popular hobby for all age groups. West Colchester Community Health Centre is adjacent to the communities Guardian Bayside Pharmacy and local post office. The population “along the shore” is approximately 5,078

Many of the residents of Bass River work in the nearby large town of Truro. 

Truro is home to more than 12,000 residents and a thriving business community. Residents of Truro enjoy active living. They often boast about Victoria Park, a natural 400 acre woodland park in the centre of town, and their state-of-the art recreation centre (Rath Eastlink Community Centre) that offers an NHL sized arena, a competition-sized (25m) swimming pool, a water slide, a fitness centre, and a rock climbing wall. Truro is known for its excellent education offerings for students of all ages in English and French, particularly its high school level arts programs and extra-curricular performances. Truro is home to a campus of Nova Scotia Community College, The Institute of Human Services Education, and the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University. Truro is conveniently located less than one hour's commute to Halifax and 30 minutes to the Halifax International Airport.

Locally-crafted wine? Winter adventures? Fresh lobster? This beautiful part of the province has something for everyone. It's as diverse in landscape as it is in recreational opportunities. Spanning from the warm water beaches of the Northumberland Straight to the surreally stunning Bay of Fundy, the region features vibrant towns, the province’s best downhill skiing, festivals and events galore, and a terroir ideal for the production of wine.

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 (NSH) 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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