Family Medicine - Digby

Date: May 10, 2024

Location: Digby, NS, CA, B0V 1A0

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 35154 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 365,000 

Type of Remuneration: LFM - Longitudinal Family Medicine 

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

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About This Opportunity

The Digby and Area Health Services Centre, located beside Digby General Hospital (DGH), is seeking physicians to join their team which consists of two physicians, four Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurse and Licenced Practical Nurse. Physicians participate in an on-call rota and inpatient care. They also have access to procedure rooms for minor lumps & bumps and have the option to provide Emergency Department coverage at DGH. All team members work collaboratively to provide patient care and hold regular team meetings. This is a turn-key clinic operated by Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physicians complete their billings on their own or hire billing support.

Digby General Hospital, historically founded in 1924, provides medical care to residents of the surrounding areas including primary, inpatient, restorative, and ambulatory care as well as day surgery. Located in Digby, the 20-bed medical and alternate level of care (ALC) unit works closely with the collaborative emergency centre (CEC) in Annapolis Royal and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. DGH also has a 13-bed restorative care unit that supports patients through rehabilitation. 

Services include:

  • cardiac respiratory services
  • continuing care
  • diagnostic imaging
  • emergency medicine
  • laboratory services
  • medical unit
  • mental health and addiction services
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • public health services
  • occupational therapy
  • nutrition and diabetes counseling
  • speech therapy
  • telehealth room 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 (new primary care providers)
  • 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 when required and emergency opportunities if interested
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities
  • 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

  • full-time or part-time


Community Details

At the edge of some of the most dynamic marine wonders in the world, Digby is Canada’s Natural Aquarium and a key destination in the tidal-phenomena Bay of Fundy. Known as the home to world-famous Digby scallops, the Digby area features some of the most engaging and authentic experiences anywhere. Millennia of history, centuries of stories, whale watching, coastal intertidal excursions, hiking, fresh seafood and tidal rivers highlight this beautiful area. Digby is an easy drive to the Annapolis Valley, Halifax, Yarmouth and a daily ferry running directly to Saint John, New Brunswick. Golfers will enjoy the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa as well as other nearby courses. Start your practice in one of our safest communities with your family! Watch: Enjoy the harmony!

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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