Family Medicine Inpatient Care - Shelburne

Date: Jul 15, 2024

Location: Shelburne, NS, CA, B0T 1W0

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 115883 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 150,000 - 200,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 

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

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About This Opportunity

Roseway Hospital (RH), in Shelburne is seeking family medicine physicians to provide inpatient hospital coverage for one week per month, including nightly call from Monday through Sunday night, at a rate of approximately $8000/week (inclusive of call fees) on the Community Hospital In-patient Program. RH has 19 inpatient beds with patients of mixed acuity and provides a rewarding work experience.  Physicians at RH work closely with other health care facilities in Yarmouth, Kentville, Liverpool, Bridgewater, and Halifax. 

The setting for our program is the RH, which is a friendly and collegial workplace where everyone actually does know your name. The hospital houses a 24 hour level 3 Emergency Department and provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient and satellite programs, skilled nursing staff and Helipad for emergency airlift to Halifax.  
RH provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient, and satellite programs:

  • Barrington clinic
  • bereavement group


  • audiology
  • cardiac care
  • continuing care
  • diagnostic imaging
  • emergency medicine
  • internal medicine
  • laboratory services (Lockeport)
  • outpatient mental health and addiction services
  • nutrition and diabetes counseling
  • obstetrics & gynecology
  • otolaryngology
  • physiotherapy
  • recreation therapy
  • speech language pathology 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • be accountable for management of your panel of hospitalist patients
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care, and secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority 
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities

Expected Hours

While on hospitalist for the week you will be on call for your patients 24/7 (usually minimal calls overnight and rarely called in to the hospital in the evening). The position will require coverage for 1 or 2 weeks per 4 week cycle (1:4 or 2:4). If you desire, there is the potential to work additional weeks of hospitalist as availability permits, and there may be additional work opportunities in the primary care clinic, ER shifts, or locuming in local family doctor offices during your weeks off from hospitalist duties.


Community Details

Conveniently located an hour from the Yarmouth Ferry and just two hours from Halifax, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore, the Town of Shelburne is a unique, rural community with a lot to experience.

Our Municipality offers lighthouses, rugged coastlines, white sand beaches, fishing villages with colourful boats and neighbourly people. You can cycle our rural roads, walk our trails, go fishing in our lakes and rivers, paddle in the ocean or sit back and bird watch. For the golfer, we have a beautiful 18 hole golf course in Clyde River and in Birchtown, you can take a guided tour of the new Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and Historical Site, the first freed black settlement in North America. Each day in Sandy Point when the tide is low, you can walk to the lighthouse and in the summer, stop at their Community Centre to enjoy refreshments and ice cream.

The Municipality boasts a rich maritime history and the third best natural harbour in the world. We invite you to come and give yourself a rest from life’s hustle and bustle, where you can enjoy everything we have to offer at your own pace. We value a quality of life that is second to none and we want to share this with you.

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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