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Antigonish, Nova Scotia

The Eastern Zone is seeking a 0.6 family physician to join an existing practice based in Antigonish as well as a 0.4 family physician based out of St. Francis Xavier University, to provide primary care needs to students of the university, during the academic year.  The 0.4 would not be required during the dates the university closes for summer vacation and other university closures.  The 0.6 and 0.4 would be considered a 1.0 FTE (with the exception of the summer break for the university). There would be opportunity for coverage of colleagues’ practices in the summer, should a physician wish. Deliverables include running family practice office/clinics; providing care to the student population at the university, providing call coverage and caring for inpatients; optional services include obstetrics, OR assists, emergency medicine, long term care, and inpatient mental health.  Physicians are responsible for inpatient care, OR assists, and LTC coverage of their own patients.  Family physicians may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Sydney and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University. Antigonish family physicians enjoy collegial relationships with specialists including general surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, pediatrics, plastic surgery, anesthesia, and otolaryngology. Our radiology department is extremely supportive and includes all imaging modalities from MRI to nuclear medicine.

This opportunity could be considered 2 part time opportunities or 1 full time practice.

Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.
Support is available for site visits and relocation.  



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Eastern Zone: Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)! Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County and Cape Breton Island are the centre of Atlantic Canada’s Gaelic culture. Kitchen parties are a way of life here, and you’re never far from the Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. Here, the view of a lifetime lives around every corner, and the friendliest people live in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.