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Chronic Pain Service Physician

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in New Glasgow, NS posted June 15, 2020.

Requisition ID: 45229 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 100,000 – 150,000 

Type of Remuneration: Hourly Rate 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:  

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives:  

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About the Opportunity


Amherst Chronic Pain Service consists of an interdisciplinary team; physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and clinical therapist. The team is supported by a coordinator who is shared with three other chronic pain services; Truro, New Glasgow and Antigonish.



The Chronic Pain Service team provides an outpatient consultation service centered around team interdisciplinary assessments and group based persistent pain self-management programs. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside allied health professionals to improve medical management of the chronic pain population.  The primary care physician will have opportunities to connect with the physician group working in the Provincial Pain Network. 

Expected Hours


  • Part – time
  • The team runs its service one day a week, currently Thursdays, at the Cumberland Regional Health Center, Amherst



Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS).

Community Details


The Town of Amherst is located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy. Known as the gateway to Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage, Amherst is the second largest ”small town” in Nova Scotia and is known for its vibrant and active community.

Home to the Amherst Ramblers, a junior hockey league, a popular running club, and an annual baseball tournament, an active lifestyle is present in everyday life. Walk, run, cycle, snowshoe or ski along Amherst’s picturesque 1.25 km marshside trail! No matter the season, there is something in Amherst for everyone. 

In addition to sport recreation activities, Amherst has an abundance of heritage centres that promote the tourism and business sector. With dozens of independent boutiques, services, restaurants, and chain stores, you’ll find all you need here. We are a central hub in close proximity to. We’re just a two hour drive from Halifax, 90 minutes from Stanfield International Airport, an hour from Prince Edward Island, and 40 minutes from Moncton, New Brunswick.

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.