Family Medicine - Community Health & Wellness Centres (Locum)

Date: Sep 27, 2023

Location: North Preston, NS, CA, B2Z 1A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 156468 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 150,000 - 200,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:  

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About This Opportunity

Community Health & Wellness Centres is seeking part-time locum coverage for 3 months, with the possibility of extension. The Physician will be located in North Preston and will service the North and East Preston, Lawrencetown, Lake Echo and Eastern Shore communities. This clinic uses a collaborative approach to health care and consists of two other Family Physicians, a Pediatrician, a Nurse Practitioner, a Registered Nurse, and a Dietitian. It is professionally managed with administrative and billing support, and is fully integrated on the Accuro EMR system.

This is a well maintained facility, with access to a meeting space and a fitness facility. There is on site parking for staff and patients and is on a direct bus route. The Community Health & Wellness Centres work closely with Halifax Regional Municipality to provide community engagement and health education.


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 50% FTE

Flexible schedule from Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Community Details

Dartmouth is a great place for getting outside and appreciating its natural beauty on land and water. In addition to its green spaces, the City of Lakes boasts 23 lakes that provide opportunities for kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and swimming. Lake Banook is a world-class paddling course, where regattas are often held. The city features many parks and walking trails and easy access to the unspoiled coastal beauty of the Eastern Shore. The urban centre across the harbour from downtown Halifax offers visitors everything from family restaurants, global cuisine, breweries and brewpubs, Celtic pubs, and romantic bistros to traditional bakeries and fish & chip shops. On Saturdays, the Alderney Landing Farmers' Market provides marketgoers with an amazing selection of baked goods, ethnic dishes, and more.

Known affectionately as the City of Lakes, Dartmouth sits across the harbour from Halifax, sharing its urban energy and cosmopolitan feel but with a charm all its own.

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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