Physician Assistant Positions Available for Emergency and Primary Health Care


Nova Scotia Health

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


Nova Scotia, Various Locations


Nova Scotia Health is currently accepting applications for Physician Assistant in variety of clinical and community settings. These exciting new positions with Nova Scotia Health are assisting in transforming healthcare delivery and patient care throughout our province. Join a team of individuals working to help patients, families and caregivers with the right care at the right time in the right place.

As a member of the team, the Physician Assistant (PA) will report to the Primary Supervising Surgeon and functions within a dynamic collaborative care team. Under the supervision of a surgeon/physician, the PA will provide general medical and surgical care to patients with a wide variety of traumatic injuries, acute conditions, and elective surgical disorders.

Emergency Department:
As a member of the Emergency Department (ED) team, the Physician Assistant (PA) will report to the Primary Supervising Emergency Physician and provide assessment and care to patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED). We are hiring PAs to join our Cumberland Regional Hospital and South Shore Regional Hospital's emergency teams.

Primary Health Care:
As part to the Nova Scotia Health (NSH) Physician Assistants initiative in Primary Health Care (PHC) and Department of Family Practice, the Physician Assistant (PA) will participate in an NSH and/or NSH affiliated family practice team. The PA will deliver care in accordance with NSH policies, professional standards, and care directives. The PA will perform routine clinical duties, within the PA scope of practice and under the supervision of a licensed physician in accordance with the goals and objectives of this initiative. We are hiring PAs to join various clinical and community based settings in this department throughout Nova Scotia.

​​​Responsibilities Can Include:
- Conducting history and physical examinations
- Requests for consultation
- Assessment and plans for treatment of in-person consultation
- Workup, including documentation of consults
- Patient care rounds
- Surgical assisting
- Post-operative orders and in-hospital management of patients, and follow-up clinic assessments and treatment plans
- This position will offer the PA an opportunity to work to full scope of practice as outlined in the agreement between the Primary Supervising Physician and the PA.


- Graduate of or currently enrolled in an accredited recognized Physician Assistant program
Canadian Certified Physician Assistant (CCPA), granted by the Physician Assistants Certification Council of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants
- Three to five years of professional experience in a similar related academic health care environment
- Experience in the area/program is preferred
- Demonstrated effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, patient assessment and telecommunications skills
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
The following certifications or willingness to obtain:
- Certification in CTAS
- Certification with Heart & Stroke in ACLS
- PALS or equivalent
- TNCC or equivalent


75 Hours Bi-weekly


$43.9075 - $58.3398 hourly ($85,619 - $113,762 annually)


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. (Permanent Long Assignments Only)

Successful candidates may also be eligible for a signing bonus and relocation assistance with a defined Return of Service contract.



Risa Takada


Talent Acquisition Advisor


Job Posting Link

Nova Scotia Healthwebsite

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