Family Medicine - Bridgewater Family Medicine - Bridgewater

NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY (Bridgewater NS, Canada) 17 days ago

Requisition ID: 34134 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternate Payment Plan 

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

Bridgewater & Area Family Health Centre is seeking a full-time family physician to join their team of three physicians, two nurse practitioners, and one family practice nurse. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as a part of the inpatient rotation at South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH), at local walk-in after hour clinics, and in areas of personal interest such as obstetrics, nursing homes, leadership, hospitalist, oncology and surgery, etc. In this practice, overhead costs are shared between the physicians. 


  • ensure the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • be accountable for appropriate workload and practice
  • continuum of patient care with health care providers within your practice and/or community
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care, and secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • build to capacity within the first two years
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • work toward same day or next day access for the practice population
  • work in collaboration with other team members in the practice to best suit the community’s health needs
  • work with other providers to provide after-hours access and emergency coverage when required
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities
  • utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) and record all relevant patient details in a provincially approved EMR which is accessible to all collaborating team members

Expected Hours

  • full-time


  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the (CPSNS)  
  • all family physicians must be eligible for certification with the   (CFPC)
  • membership with the (CMPA)
  • (ACLS)
  • (BCLS)
  • (PALS)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada considered an asset
  • experience in obstetrics considered an asset

Community Details

The  is located along the LaHave River and is surrounded by the coastal beaches and fishing communities of the south shore. It is the largest town in this region with a population of over 8,500. Self-titled "The Main Street of the South Shore," Bridgewater has long been established as the primary commercial and professional service centre in the southern half of the province. The community boasts a diverse local economy and is home to larger national and international employers. Physicians build a life and career they love in this beautiful town, as shown in . 

Here, year-round activities like surfing, cycling, hiking, stand up paddleboarding, and sea kayaking await you. Love to sail, or have always wanted to learn? You've come to right place! Camp and explore   or enjoy our abounding craft breweries and wineries. Art galleries and historical escapes provide hours of entertainment in your down time as your explore the wonderful surrounding communities. There is something for everyone in Bridgewater - and all within a one hour commute to Nova Scotia's capital city of  !

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.  

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