Family Medicine: Wije'winen Health Centre Locum

Date: May 6, 2024

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

About This Opportunity

The Wije'winen Health Centre downtown Halifax is seeking a 0.2 FTE to cover a maternity leave from April 2024 to January 2025 (end date flexible).  

This is a fantastic multidisciplinary clinic serving Mi'kmaq families in Halifax and beyond. The centre is located within the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre on Brunswick Street. This clinic refers collaboratively to the other teams at the centre including mental health, housing, social work and so much more! There is a pediatrician and psychiatrist starting very soon as well.

There are three MOA's, a RN, the medical director, (who is also a LPN), a mental health LPN, and three other family physicians (who each work a day a week at the clinic). There have been, and will continue to be, medical students and residents working with this team, (usually on electives).

Pay is based on the current CAFP agreement.  

Wije'winen Health Centre is a very rewarding place to work.

Here is the clinic website:

Any interested physicians can contact Ashley Williams (cell 782-409-6542, email and she can help set up an in person or virtual meeting with Dr. Brent Young (clinical lead) and Paulina Meader (medical director). 



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures; advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention

Consultation and referral to other medical practitioners’

Act as a patient’s advocate

Prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations

Report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements

Expected Hours

Part time locum, 0.2 FTE. To be discussed with clinic. 


Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)

Eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Community Details

Halifax, the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia's capital city, sits in the center of Nova Scotia's east coast and is an important seaport that looks out over one of the world's largest natural harbors.

Halifax is a perfect paradox. We are where land meets sea, old meets new, urban meets rural, and traditional meets trendy. We balance a relaxing pace with modern urban amenities and affordability with world class-experiences. We value our strong historical ties but drive to shake up the norm. This perfect balance makes Halifax one of the best places in the world to visit, no matter what a visitor is looking for: see for yourself in this video!

Nature lovers will find sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, and hiking, birding, and beachcombing. Urbanites can enjoy the symphony, live theater, art galleries, and museums, along with a lively nightlife that includes brewpubs and a great culinary scene.

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