Addiction Medicine - New Glasgow

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: New Glasgow, NS, CA, B2H 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 153700

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: $100,000 - $150,000

Type of Remuneration: APP - Alternate Payment Plan

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact

About This Opportunity

The Mental Health and Addiction Program (MHAP) is seeking a 0.5 FTE physician to work within a collaborative inter-professional clinical team, providing evidence-informed withdrawal management and related mental health and addiction care in an outpatient withdrawal management setting.   

The Physician (s) will work a total of 18.75 hrs/week. Work hours will be Monday-Friday onsite between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm.  There may be an opportunity to provide virtual care, which can be explored with further discussion with Dr. Martell. This FTE could be shared among more than one physician.

Application Requirement:  Please submit via email your expression of interest and CV outlining your experience in relation to the accountabilities for the position to Physician Recruitment Consultant Lindsey Mattinson at  

Compensation:  Alternative Payment Plan (APP) with an annual salary of $278,099 (based on 1.0 FTE)

If the successful candidate is from outside the local area, travel and accommodations reimbursement can be explored as needed.


  • assess and manage substance use disorder(s); 
  • work with the clinical team to initiate and monitor withdrawal management protocols;
  • assess and manage other medical and psychiatric disorders as indicated;
  • conduct risk assessments and interventions for suicide, self/harm or harm to others;
  • develop and implement care and discharge plans in collaboration with the client, clinical team, and family;
  • support the facilitation transitions of care across a variety of settings;
  • provide trauma-informed and culturally safe care;
  • provide brief interventions related to substance use and concurrent disorders;
  • maintain timely, clear, and accurate health records in adherence to Nova Scotia Health documentation policies.

Expected Hours

The Physician (s) will work a total of 18.75hrs/week

Workhours will be Monday-Friday onsite between 8:30 am-4:30 pm.


Clinical Experience

  • Clinical experience in practicing addiction medicine is an asset, but not a requirement
  • Experience working in a medical withdrawal management service is an asset; *If no clinical experience in medical withdrawal management, training and mentoring opportunities are available for those with limited or no clinical experience in this setting.

Community Details

Established in 1835, the historical town of New Glasgow is located in Pictou County. Overlooking the banks of the East River of Pictou, New Glasgow is at the centre of the province's fourth largest urban area. 

Pictou County is ideally situated along the Northumberland Strait and comprised of six towns, New Glasgow (location of the Aberdeen Hospital), Pictou, Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, and Pictou Landing First Nation. You’ll find a welcoming community with hard-working and down-to-earth people, enjoying a balanced lifestyle. Just minutes from beautiful beaches, join us and fill your lungs with salty sea air, and enjoy the urban-rural mix that Pictou County has to offer. In your practice, enjoy a collegial atmosphere with access to the tools you need to do your job.

Rich in culture, entertainment, and history, come and build the fast- or slow-paced life you desire in Pictou County. 

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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