Family Medicine, Pelham Medical Services - Lunenburg
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Lunenburg, NS, CA, B0J 2C0 CA
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Requisition ID : 113014

Opportunity Type : Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary : 200,000 - 250,000

Type of Remuneration : APP- Alternative 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

Other Incentives :

About This Opportunity

Pelham Medical Service, in picturesque Lunenburg, has a 0.75 FTE family medicine practice available. This physician would join a well run practice with another family physician, and two full time nurse practitioners.

This collaborative practice draws on the strengths of each of the primary care providers, who each have their own patient roster.

The patient profile is a well managed group of complex care geriatric patients. The physicians in this practice share in the 1 : 7 rotation coverage of the inpatient program at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital (FMH), an acute care community hospital.

FMH provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, long-term care (LTC), and community-based services. It has 30 beds in addition to a 23 bed Veteran’s Unit.

Inpatient care is funded through a separate Community Hospital In-Patient Care program (CHIP). This practice is located close to coffee shops and restaurants.

Please contact Dr Catherine Kelly at clkelly256 for additional information.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • 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, secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • 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
  • 0.75 FTE
  • on call (1 : 7) for inpatients, additional call stipend paid
  • Qualifications

  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • all family physicians must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Community Details

    Lunenburg is a most desirable community for a wide range of individuals. Here, you live in a peaceful place where the air is fresh, the climate is moderate, and where all modern amenities exist always amidst natural breathtaking beauty.

    It is a tourist hub during the summer months as it is rich with heritage and vibrant activity. All year-round, residents enjoy the diverse local shops, working waterfront, and farmers markets that are never more than a few minutes away.

    Lunenburg is steeped in art, music, and culture. There is an abundance of opportunity to take part in community groups like an active heritage society, book clubs, and writing clubs.

    The town boasts some of the finest restaurants in the Maritimes, yet you will likely find that favourite little coffee shop or pub to meet with friends and family.

    Art galleries are found on almost every street and live theatre or musical event is never far away. Lunenburg attracts festivals every year like Folk Harbour Music Festival, Festival of Crafts, and Folk Art Festival.

    Lunenburg is an amazing town to raise a family with a new P - 9 school featuring french immersion progams, it is a safe community with great neighbors.

    Recreation is abundant. Tennis courts, a golf course, a curling rink, yacht club, bowling alley, swimming pool, and a community centre overflow with stimulating activities.

    As a port town, you will often find yourself on well-groomed hiking trails that overlook the ocean. From anywhere in town, the hospital is only a few minutes away.

    Lunenburg is also only 20 minutes away from the Town of Bridgewater, an active community which contains "big box" shopping, multiplex theatre, and South Shore Regional Hospital.

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    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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