Hospitalists: Truro (Colchester East Hants Health Centre)

Full or part time

Zone 2-Northern (Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland, Pictou)

Closing Date

The Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC), set in Truro, is seeking full and part-time hospitalists to join our program. Our hospitalist program currently covers 45-70 hospital inpatients split evenly among three hospitalist lines/physicians. Coverage is divided into seven day stretches, with full time coverage being seven days “on” followed by seven days “off”, with an understanding that physicians can have two “on” weeks off per year for vacation. Part time coverage of as few as five weeks per year is currently being considered as well. Remuneration is $1319.50/day with $300-$400/night of call plus fee for service for any patients seen after hours while on call. Call is 1-2 nights per work week, and covers the hours of 5pm to 8am the following morning. Hospitalists on call cover the hospitalist patient roster, plus roughly 18-30 family practice patients covered during the day by a family practice hospitalist group, and 8-10 stable patients waiting for long term care covered during the day by our Care by Design physicians (i.e. a local group of physicians who cover nursing homes).

The setting for our program is the CEHHC, which is a friendly and collegial workplace where everyone actually does know your name. The hospital is the newest in the province, having been opened in 2012. In addition to several outpatient clinic spaces, the hospital houses a full time Emergency Room, 7 bed ICU, four Internists, four General Surgeons, three Urologists, three pediatricians, and five Obs/Gyn. The building is featured in the first part of this short video:

Interested candidates must be fully licensed or be eligible for full or restricted licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, with training in either family medicine or internal medicine. Applicants may submit a copy of their CV to:

Shirley Symes
Physician Recruitment Consultant
902-664-7197 cell

Opportunity Location

600 Abenaki Road
Truro NS B2N 5A1


Shirley Symes, Physician recruitment consultant

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