Family Medicine - New Waterford

Date: Jul 29, 2021

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

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Requisition ID: 34741 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 

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

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives: Debt Assistance; Family Medicine Bursary Program; Tuition Relief 

Other Incentives:  

About This Opportunity

New Waterford Community Clinic is seeking a full-time family physician to join a collaborative practice of six physicians, two nurse practitioners, and a dietitian. This team shares an electronic medical record (EMR) and holds regular team meetings. Family physicians may participate in teaching through the Family Medicine Residency Program based in Sydney and/or teach medical students through Dalhousie University Medical School. 


  • provide call coverage
  • care for inpatients at New Waterford Hospital
  • assist in operating room 
  • work at the collaborative emergency centre (CEC) during the day
  • support long-term care services and inpatient mental health

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • physician's choice


Community Details

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)!

New Waterford is located just 20 minutes from Sydney, the historic capital of Cape Breton and largest urban centre on the island. Physicians and their families build rewarding lives and careers in Cape Breton; see for yourself, here

It is in convenient proximity to all the major attractions on the Island like the world famous Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in the beautiful village of Baddeck, and 6 amazing golf courses! You will find an island of magnificent natural beauty yet very modern. We have a full array of shops, restaurants, services, entertainment and amenities. In addition, the region remains young and vibrant as it is close to Cape Breton University.


Music is a large part of our Scottish cultural background. New Waterford is surrounded by many smaller communities, each one offering its own uniqueness to an interested person. Here, kitchen parties are a way of life and you’re never too far from the beautiful Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. You will experience the view of a lifetime around every corner, and surround yourself with the friendliest people in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.

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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