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Family Medicine – New Minas

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in New Minas, NS posted August 1, 2020.

Requisition ID: 35021 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 – 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS – Fee For Service 

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

Birchwood Professional Centre is seeking a family physician to join their collaborative team of two family physicians, one resident, one family practice nurse, a nurse practitioner, and two part-time psychologists. The physicians in this practice provide office-based primary care, participate in the in-patient rota at Valley Regional Hospital (VRH), and offer evening appointments. Some minor procedures are performed on-site, while more significant procedures can be performed at nearby VRH. Physicians also have an opportunity to work as a preceptor with medical students and residents as well.


Overhead costs are shared and front office staff and office manager are employees of the physicians. The electronic medical record (EMR) is Med Access. 


Be the type of physician you want to be in Nova Scotia. With an increasing focus on team-based care, the opportunity exists to shape your practice to whatever size and scale you desire including

  • inpatient care
  • obstetrical services
  • hospitalist work
  • emergency coverage
  • surgical assists, etc.


  • 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 (new primary care providers)
  • 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

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • flexible work hours – evening appointments offered


  • 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) 

Community Details

New Minas is a prosperous village with over 4,000 residents. It is considered to be the shopping centre of the Annapolis Valley with the ever-expanding business community. New Minas is near several award-winning wineries, the Minas Basin which boasts some of the highest tides in the world, and Acadia University. All within just a one-hour drive to Halifax and an international airport.


Our enviable combination of urban amenities and rural natural beauty offers an excellent quality of life for the people that live here. Nova Scotia offers the medical professional opportunities found in larger cities while maintaining a work-life balance in livable, walkable, and affordable communities.


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.