Hospitalist South Shore Regional Hospital - Bridgewater

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Bridgewater, NS, CA, B4V 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 67804 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

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

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About the Opportunity

The South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH), in Bridgewater, is seeking full-time and locum physicians for our Hospitalist program. Our program currently consists of four Hospitalist lines covering 15-18 patients of mixed acuity. This position is 7 days on, and 7 days off, with 8:00 am to 5:00 pm shifts, and call required 2 to 3 nights per week of work.  Our site is close knit, provides ample support and a rewarding work experience.
The setting for our program is the SSRH, which is a friendly and collegial workplace where everyone actually does know your name. The hospital houses a 24 hour level III Emergency Department and district trauma centre, 5 bed ICU, 3 operating suites, skilled nursing staff and Helipad for emergency airlift to Halifax.  Inpatient Units includes Surgical, Medical, Obstetrics & Nursery, ICU, and Mental Health. Interested candidates must be fully licensed or be eligible for full or restricted licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.


  • be accountable for appropriate workload and practice
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care, and secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities

Expected Hours

Remuneration is $1515.25 per day (8 hours) for the full line.  Call is an extra $500 per night on weekends (Friday - Sunday) and statutory holidays or $350 per night on a weekday (Monday - Thursday), plus fee-for-service billings for anyone seen after 5pm and before 8am.  There are also sessional rates for callback services which are subject to the prevailing annual MSU increase in accordance with the 2023-2027 Physician Agreement and any future negotiated agreements.


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 9,000. 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, as shown in NOW! Lunenburg.

Recreation is abundant! tennis courts, golf courses, arenas, curling clubs, yacht clubs, swimming pools, and many fitness facilities.  You will often find yourself on well groomed hiking and biking trails that over look the ocean, rivers and lakes.  It is a peaceful place where the air is fresh, the climate is moderate, and where all modern amenities exist - always amidst natural breathtaking beauty.

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.  

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