Family Medicine - Halifax Primary Care Clinic x2 Positions

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 157797 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 365,000 

Type of Remuneration: LFM - Longitudinal Family Medicine 

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

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About This Opportunity

The Halifax Primary Care Clinic will provide physicians the opportunity to work within a Nova Scotia Health managed, turn-key practice with a team of healthcare professionals such as Nurse Practitioners and Family Practice nurses to support patient care.  With a supportive administrative team that includes three booking clerks and a Health Service Manager to support operational, scheduling and billing needs, you can focus on what's important: providing patient care.  This clinic supports patient care to both attached and unattached patients connected to Virtual Care Nova Scotia and Maple platforms.  This clinic will function in a partnership model with the Bayers Lake Primary Care Clinic and will see a sharing of existing resources. The clinic is open Monday to Friday excluding all holiday evenings and weekends. Hours of work are 37.5 per week. 

The EMR used by the clinic is Med Access. 

An interim site is fully operational and is located at 5990 Spring Garden Road, Suite 520.

A newly constructed, permanent health home is expected to be complete by February 2024. The permanent location of the clinic will be located in close proximity to the Mumford Road Professional Center. 

The position repots to the Head, Department of Family Practice, Central Zone for their professional and clinical activities, and to the Director, Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management, Central Zone and the Manager, Halifax Start Up Clinic for administrative activities delivered for the Program. 



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic test and laboratory procedures; advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention. 
  • Consultation and referral to other medical practitioners' 
  • Act as a patient advocate
  • Prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
  • Report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements




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)

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.

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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