Family Medicine - New Waterford

Date: Apr 4, 2024

Location: New Waterford, NS, CA, B1H 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 145804 

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 New Waterford Collaborative Practice in New Waterford, Nova Scotia is searching for a family physician to join this robust and rewarding practice. The successful candidate will join five other Family Physicians, two Nurse Practitioners, as well as a Family Practice Nurse, Social Worker, and a part-time Dietitian. 


  • delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • work with other providers in the clinic to provide cross coverage and same day access
  • 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


Community Details

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)!
New Waterford, located on Cape Breton Island, is one of the communities in the Eastern Zone. New Waterford has a population of just over 7,000 people at all stages of life, including physicians and their families: see for yourself, here! There is an elementary school, and a middle school/high school to accommodate growing families. Here, you will join a community-oriented group of friendly, vibrant people who take part in local gatherings and festivals to celebrate their history and region.
Within New Waterford are amenities like grocery stores, a local and gym facility, and local and national restaurants. Just 20 minutes away from Sydney, the region’s urban centre and location of Cape Breton Regional Hospital, you are never far away from exactly what you need. In Cape Breton, you are also never far from unreal beauty to hike, swim, cycle, or golf. Parks, hiking trails, and the view of lifetime is around every corner.
In addition, the region remains young and vibrant thanks to nearby Cape Breton University, located 15 minutes away from New Waterford.

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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