Hospitalist - Truro

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Truro, NS, CA, B2N 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 133962 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

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

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

About This Opportunity

Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC), located in Truro, is seeking 1 - 2 hospitalists to join their team. There is an opportunity for applicants to engage in research and/or have medical teaching positions with Dalhousie University, should that be of interest. The current remuneration arrangement is a set daily rate as per the provincial hospitalist agreement with a stipend, plus fee-for-service billings for on-call work. Scheduling is flexible. Fulltime is seven full days on, seven days off, working roughly 24 weeks a year. Part time is anything less (i.e. seven days per month, 14 days per month of half days (4.5 hrs/day), seven days per quarter, etc.). Overnight call is split amongst the group of five physicians. For more information, please contact Dr. Aliya Kelly.

Colchester East Hants Health Centre opened its doors to patients in 2012. Located in Truro, it serves as the main acute care facility for the residents of Colchester and East Hants Counties. Rooted in community support, the health centre has 122 inpatient beds and offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, and satellite services.
ED beds: 27 beds 
Inpatient beds: 81-91 
addiction services
ambulatory care
cancer and supportive care
cardio respiratory
chronic pain services
diabetes education services
diagnostic imaging
dialysis unit
dietary and nutrition services
emergency medicine
hearing and speech
inpatient psychiatric unit
intensive care unit
laboratory services
medical units
mental health outpatient services
nutrition and diabetic counselling
palliative care
public health
rehabilitation services – inpatient and outpatient
respiratory therapy
spiritual care services
surgical unit
urology service
volunteer services
women and children’s unit/services
wound care services


  • Duties include full scope of practice as a hospitalist providing care to patients within the Northern Zone and participating in call. 
  • The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • part-time



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 high school level arts programs and extra-curricular performances. Truro is home to a campus of Nova Scotia Community College, The 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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