Addiction Medicine - Truro

Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Truro, NS, CA, B2N 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 153864

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: $250,000 - $300,000

Type of Remuneration: APP-Alternate Payment Plan

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs Available 

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact

About This Opportunity

The Mental Health and Addiction Program (MHAP) is seeking a 1.0 FTE physician to work within a collaborative inter-professional clinical team, providing evidence-informed withdrawal management and related mental health and addiction care in an outpatient withdrawal management setting.   

The Physician (s) will work a total of 37.5 hrs per week (for a 1.0FTE). Workhours will be Monday-Friday onsite between the hours of 8:30 am-4:30pm.  There may be an opportunity to provide virtual care, which can be explored with further discussion with Dr. Martell. This FTE could be shared among more than one physician.

Application Requirement:  Please submit via email your expression of interest and CV outlining your experience in relation to the accountabilities for the position to Physician Recruitment Consultant Lindsey Mattinson at

Compensation:  Alternative Payment Plan (APP) with an annual salary of $278,099

If the successful candidate is from outside the local area, travel and accommodations reimbursement can be explored as needed.


  • assess and manage substance use disorder(s); 
  • work with the clinical team to initiate and monitor withdrawal management protocols;
  • assess and manage other medical and psychiatric disorders as indicated;
  • conduct risk assessments and interventions for suicide, self/harm or harm to others;
  • develop and implement care and discharge plans in collaboration with the client, clinical team, and family;
  • support the facilitation transitions of care across a variety of settings;
  • provide trauma-informed and culturally safe care;
  • provide brief interventions related to substance use and concurrent disorders;
  • maintain timely, clear, and accurate health records in adherence to Nova Scotia Health documentation policies.

Expected Hours

The Physician (s) will work a total of 37.5hrs/week. Work hours will be Monday-Friday onsite between 8:30 am-4:30 pm.


Clinical Experience

  • Clinical experience in practicing addiction medicine is an asset, but not a requirement
  • Experience working in a medical withdrawal management service is an asset; *If no clinical experience in medical withdrawal management, training and mentoring opportunities are available for those with limited or no clinical experience in this setting.

Community Details

Truro is home to more than 12,000 residents and a thriving business community. Residents of Truro enjoy active living. They often boast about Victoria Park, a natural 400 acre woodland park in the centre of town, and their state-of-the art recreation centre (Rath Eastlink Community Centre) that offers an NHL sized arena, a competition-sized (25m) swimming pool, a water slide, a fitness centre, and a rock climbing wall. Truro is known for its excellent education offerings for students of all ages in English and French, particularly its highschool level arts programs and extra-curricular performances. Truro is home to a campus for Nova Scotia Community CollegeThe Institute of Human Services Education, and the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University. Truro is conveniently located less than one hour's commute to Halifax and 30 minutes to the Halifax International Airport. 

Locally-crafted wine? Winter adventures? Fresh lobster? This beautiful part of the province has something for everyone. It's as diverse in landscape as it is in recreational opportunities. Spanning from the warm water beaches of the Northumberland Straight to the surreally stunning Bay of Fundy, the region features vibrant towns, the province’s best downhill skiing, festivals and events galore, and a terroir ideal for the production of wine.

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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