Family Physician (Chronic Pain Management): New Glasgow

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.


The Northern Zone is supported by three regional facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the three regional hospitals located in Truro, New Glasgow and Amherst. The Zone is located in the hub of Nova Scotia where all roads meet in the middle of the province. This is the part of the province where people come to play on the shores of the Northumberland Strait that offer the best beachcombing and warmest swimming in the Province. This area is also home to a large fresh seafood industry and rolling wine country, and the quaint town of Tatamagouche. Truro is home to industry and a modern town located on the famous Bay of Fundy and a short drive to the Five Islands Provincial Park with beautiful shores of red clay and fossil finds. The Zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, one of the ski resorts in the province and Fox Harb’r the legendary golf course enjoyed by celebrities from all over. Quick access to New Brunswick and PEI make this location a small town charm with regional access to the larger centres of Halifax and Moncton in less than 2 hours.

The New Glasgow Chronic Pain Service is currently seeking a part time .2 FTE) family physician to join their team. The service consists of an interdisciplinary team; physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and psychologist.  The service operates each Wednesday at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. The team is also supported by a coordinator who is shared with three other chronic pain services; Truro, New Glasgow and Antigonish. The team provides an outpatient consult service which includes team interdisciplinary assessments, follow-up and facilitates 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 chronic pain network. 

Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and must also be certified (or eligible for certification) with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:

Shirley Symes

Physician Recruitment Consultant

Office: 902-661-4865
Cell: 902-664-7197