New Job Family Medicine Physician - Pictou Landing First Nation In Nova Scotia

Family Medicine Physician - Pictou Landing First Nation
Family Medicine Physician - Pictou Landing First Nation

Family Medicine Physician - Pictou Landing First Nation

Company : Nova Scotia Health Authority
Salary : $100,000–$150,000 a year
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Requisition ID: 118461

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 100,000 - 150,000

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan

About This Opportunity

Pictou Landing First Nation is seeking a family physician to fill a 0.4 equivalent Family Medicine compensated by Alternate Payment Plan.
The physician would work as part of a multi-disciplinary team out of the Pictou Landing First Nations Health Centre in New Glasgow, a team which includes a Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Nurse, Home Care Coordinator as well as various private and Nova Scotia Health mental health clinicians. There is also a collaborative relationship with a nearby chronic pain specialist and a visiting psychiatrist.
The Pictou Landing Health Center will provide the office space, EMR access, administrative support, and equipment, with no overhead cost to the physician.

The Pictou Landing Health Center has a mandate to provide the community with well rounded care; every effort will be made to support new ideas and programs.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures;
  • advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention
  • consultation and referral to other medical practitioners’
  • act as a patient’s advocate
  • prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
  • report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements

Expected Hours

The general expectation is that the physician would be present on site 2 full days each week, with physician travel costs covered from a maximum distance of 500 km weekly, and opportunities for virtual care when appropriate.


  • eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • experience working in First Nations Communities is an asset, but all candidates will be considered.

Community Details

Pictou County was established in 1835, it includes the towns of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Pictou, Westville and Trenton. Ideally situated along the Northumberland Strait, you’ll find a welcoming community with hard-working and down-to-earth people enjoying a balanced lifestyle. Just minutes from the beautiful beaches, join us, and fill your lungs with salty sea air and enjoy the urban-rural mix that Pictou County has to offer.

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.