Family Medicine - Canning

Date: May 16, 2022

Location: Canning, NS, CA, B0P 1H0

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 35155 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

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

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About This Opportunity

Canning Medical Clinic, located in a pharmacy building, is seeking a physician to join this rural practice with one other physician. A Nurse Practitioner provides support one day a week. The physician has the option to participate in inpatient care at Valley Regional Hospital (VRH), help support the after-hours clinic in Wolfville, or offer support in other avenues during after hours to care for the patient population. Billing support is provided by two part-time office staff. Remuneration is either Fee-for-Service or Alternate Payment Plan.


VRH opened its doors to patients in 1992. The hospital serves the people of Kings and Annapolis Counties, and provides specialty services as a referral centre for the Annapolis Valley and other areas of Western Nova Scotia. Located in Kentville, VRH is a 137 inpatient bed facility that provides inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care to approximately 80,000 residents. 


  • ambulatory care
  • cardiovascular services
  • clinical dietetics
  • community cancer services
  • diagnostic imaging
  • emergency medicine
  • intensive care unit
  • laboratory services
  • medical and surgical unit
  • mental health and addiction services
  • obstetrics
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care 
  • pediatrics
  • physiotherapy
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation services


  • ensure the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • be accountable for appropriate workload and practice
  • continuum of patient care with health care providers within your practice and/or community
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care, secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • build to capacity within the first two years
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • work toward same day or next day access for the practice population
  • work in collaboration with other team members in the practice to best suit the community’s health needs
  • work with other providers to provide after-hours access and emergency coverage when required
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activitie
  • utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) and record all relevant patient details in a provincially approved EMR which is accessible to all collaborating team members

Expected Hours

  • part-time or full-time


Community Details

Canning is a village that offers historic charm and warm community atmosphere. It is located near breathtaking, unique destinations such as The Bay of Fundy (one of North America’s Seven Wonders), Blomidon Provincial Park, Kingsport beach, Houston beach, The Look Off, Scots Bay, Cape Split, and more. Blomidon Estate, a local winery, is nestled nearby on the shores of the Minas Basin. Canning offers lots of places to explore, play, and have fun!

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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