Family Physician - Chronic Pain Service - Amherst

Amherst - Nova Scotia (NS),

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 35482

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 50,000 - 100,000

Type of Remuneration: Hourly Rate

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives:

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About This Opportunity

Amherst Chronic Pain Service is seeking a family physician to join their interdisciplinary team consisting of a family physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and mental health social worker. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside allied health professionals to improve medical management of the chronic pain population.

The team runs its service one day a week at Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 33 Havelock Street, Amherst. The team is also supported by a coordinator who is shared with three other chronic pain service centres in Truro, New Glasgow, and Antigonish. The team offers an outpatient consultation service that provides team interdisciplinary assessments and follow-ups, and facilitates pain self-management programs.

  • collaborate with health professionals to improve medical management of the chronic pain population
  • participate in the provincial chronic pain network working group
Expected Hours
  • part-time (0.2 FTE)
  • one day per week, 8 hours per day
  • 46 weeks per year
  • 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

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.

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