Family Physician - Sydney

Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location: Sydney, NS, CA, B1L 1A5

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Requisition ID: 35233 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 200,000 - 250,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

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

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

 

About This Opportunity

The community of Sydney, Nova Scotia is seeking family medicine physicians to join their community of over 40 family physicians. Join a network of doctors in the second-largest municipality in Nova Scotia. In Sydney, opportunitity exists to work in a collaborative practice with existing staff and systems in place. Family physicians may participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Sydney and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University.

Responsibilities

  • order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures
  • advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention
  • consult and refer to other medical practitioners
  • act as a patient advocate
  • report births, deaths, and contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements
  • provide emergency department coverage on an on call schedule, if desired

Expected Hours

  • physician's choice: part-time or full-time

Qualifications

Community Details

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

Sydney is the historic capital of Cape Breton and largest urban centre on the island. From the harbourfront boardwalk complete with buskers and visiting cruise ships to the world’s largest fiddle, Sydney will be sure to charm you! 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 home to Cape Breton University. 

Music is a large part of our Scottish cultural background. Sydney 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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