Obstetrics/Gynecology - Bridgewater

Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: Bridgewater, NS, CA, B4V 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 100324 

Opportunity Type: Locum to Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 - 400,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives: Tuition Relief 

Other Incentives:  

About the Opportunity

South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH), is seeking an obstetrician/gynecologist looking to join their team, in a very collegial, supportive environment. This position is a consultant OB practice only with primary obstetrical care provided by a group of family physicians. This physician will provide office and operative gynecology services, colposcopy as well as some diagnostic imaging services (hysterosalpingograms and biophysical profile ultrasounds) in this area that is very sought after. Call is 1:5. Physicians have an opportunity to work as a preceptor with medical students and residents as well. Compensation is currently through alternate payment plan. In addition, specialists receive call stipends, remuneration for after-hours work on a FFS basis, and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia.

Located in Bridgewater, SSRH has 85 inpatient beds and was originally founded in 1988, SSRH is a primary and secondary care hospital and designated district trauma centre.


  • ambulatory care
  • anesthesiology
  • cancer care and support services 
  • continuing care
  • diagnostic imaging (including CT scan, mammography, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound)
  • electrocardiography department
  • emergency medicine
  • general medicine
  • internal medicine
  • intensive care unit (ICU)
  • medical and surgical units
  • mental health and addictions services
  • midwifery program
  • Nova Scotia hearing and speech clinic
  • nutrition and diabetic counselling 
  • obstetrics and gynecology services
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care
  • perioperative services 
  • physiotherapy
  • plastic surgery
  • psychiatry
  • respiratory therapy
  • social work
  • surgical intermediate care unit (SIMCU)
  • telehealth services
  • walk-in clinic


  • full scope of practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist providing care to the patients within the Western Zone
  • participating in call and able to respond to urgent matters within 20 minutes of being called
  • provide support to your own site but also to others in the Western Zone if required, which will include day-time coverage and occasional overnight/weekend coverage
  • responsible to the Zone Department Head for Obstetrics & Gynecologist for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • 0.8 FTE
  • locum 0.8 FTE with potential opportunity to become permanent position
  • on-call participation

Expected Hours

  • 0.8 FTE
  • 1:5 call


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: see for yourself in here!

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.  

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