General Practitioner in Oncology 0.5 FTE and Family Medicine 0.5 FTE- Bridgewater
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Bridgewater, NS, CA, B4V 0A1 CA
2d ago

Requisition ID : 100558

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

Other Incentives :

About This Opportunity

South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH) in Bridgewater which serves Lunenburg and Queens Counties, has an opportunity for a 0.

5 FTE General Practitioner in Oncology to care for cancer patients on the South Shore in the Oncology Unit. SSRH Oncology Unit serves the growing number of patients accessing chemotherapy services and provides comfortable and private area for patients.

Oncology unit, features a satellite pharmacy for preparation of drugs used in chemotherapy which allows an opportunity for cancer patients to receive an unprecedented level of pharmacy involvement in education and treatment.

The unit has excellent nursing and specialist support.. This position is paired with a 0.5 FTE family medicine practice, however the the positions can be divided if the candidate prefers.

This position is available immediately.


  • providing outpatient clinical services pertinent to the specialty of General Practitioner Oncology
  • 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
  • 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

  • permanent part-time hours (0.5 FTE) in General Practice Oncology (GPO)
  • permanent part-time hours (0.5 FTE) in Famly Medicine practice
  • GPO patient load is variable
  • Qualifications

  • successful completion of training in Oncology as determined via partnership with Cancer Care Nova Scotia.
  • 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)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Community Details

    The Town of Bridgewater 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 NOW! Lunenburg.

    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 Kejimkujik National Park 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 Halifax!

    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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