Pediatrician - Truro

Date: Sep 9, 2023

Location: Truro, NS, CA, B2N 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 147292 

Opportunity Type: Temporary 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:

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About the Opportunity

Located in Truro, the community Pediatrics clinic is looking for a full-time physician to cover a 12-month maternity leave starting February 27, 2023 (negotiable).  

For more information and details on the opportunity, contact Meggie Shannon.




Duties include:

  • Full scope of practice as a pediatrician providing care to patients within the Northern Zone and participating in call; joining a group of three Pediatrician colleagues in our outpatient practice who work collaboratively in an outpatient and on call setting. 
  • Physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Women and Children's Services for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health

Expected Hours

  • 0.8 FTE, negotiable
  • on call


Community Details

Truro is home to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre CEHHC), the regional hospital which serves a population of approximately 75,000, and is 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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