Family Medicine - Liverpool
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Liverpool, NS, CA, B0T 1K0 CA
5d ago

Requisition ID : 35249

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

Queens Family Health is seeking a family physician to join this collaborative team consisting of four family physicians, three family practice nurses, one nurse practitioner, and one social worker.

All team members work collaboratively to provide patient care and hold regular team meetings.

Physicians provide office-based comprehensive primary care, in-hospital, and nursing home care. Emergency call coverage at Queens General Hospital (QGH) is recommended.

QGH opened its doors to patients in 1949. In 2014, a $16 million modernization of the hospital was complete including the creation of a collaborative health care centre.

This upgrade was funded by Queens General Hospital Foundation, community fundraising campaign Keeping Us Strong, Queens Municipality, and the Government of Nova Scotia.

Located in Liverpool, QGH is a 22-bed acute care community hospital that offers inpatient, outpatient, and community-based services and programs.

  • asthma clinic
  • diabetes education
  • dialysis unit (satellite QEII renal program)
  • family medicine
  • geriatrics and pediatrics
  • Services :

  • addiction services
  • ambulatory care
  • cancer care and support services
  • cardiac and respiratory services
  • diagnostic imaging (EKG)
  • endoscopy
  • emergency medicine
  • gastroenterology
  • internal medicine
  • medical and surgical unit
  • mental health and addiction services
  • ostomy and wound care
  • palliative care
  • rehabilitation services
  • In addition, the successful candidate may also participate in teaching medical students and family practice residents from Dalhousie Medical School.


  • 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
  • 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
  • locum
  • emergency department coverage, if desired
  • 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)
  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada ER certification considered an asset
  • Community Details

    Located in The Region of Queens, Liverpool offers a wide range of services and amenities, sports and entertainment, and has an abundance of scenic places to walk, swim, and paddle.

    So come live with us and enjoy the peace and natural beauty of a unique and friendly place!

    Queens County spans from forest and farm to lake and ocean. Our pristine white beaches are easily accessible and all just a short drive away.

    We have several trails, one right in Liverpool where you can walk or jog among the towering pines of Pine Grove Park then loop back into town along the Trestle Trail.

    There are so many outdoor activities from boating and fishing to horseback riding, there really is no limit to what our landscape has to offer.

    Liverpool also has many facilities to relax and stay fit. The Queens Place Emera Centre has an ice rink, walking track, and fitness centre.

    White Point Beach Resort has a pool, hot tub, sauna and a gourmet restaurant for you and your family to enjoy.

    On top of this, Liverpool has baseball fields, a yoga and meditation studio, bowling alley, and many other activities to keep you and your family busy.

    Our small town has a lot to offer in amenities and services, with access to all modern necessities : two full size grocery stores (Sobeys and SuperStore), smaller convenience outlets, farmers market, car dealerships, and mechanics.

    Whether you want an ocean front property or apartment complex, we have what you're looking for all for a great cost. The story of doctors at Queens General Hospital.

    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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