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Opportunity ID:
2018-0069
Location:
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Opportunity:
Full-Time

We are seeking a full-time internist or gastroenterologist to join our group, based out of St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigoish. Our team currently includes a cardiologist and three general internists with expertise in cardiology, rheumatology, and endocrinology.  Inpatient call is equally shared and includes coverage of a 6-bed ICU.  St. Martha’s specialists enjoy collegial relationships with family physicians who often cover their own patients in hospital, and with our complement of specialists including general surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, pediatrics, plastic surgery, anaesthesia, and otolaryngology. Our radiology department is extremely supportive and includes all imaging modalities from MRI to nuclear medicine.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure by the College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification Examination.
Specialty residency training. Procedural skills (upper and lower GI endoscopy, and management of IBD) are not required but are welcome.

Strong supports for internal medicine care include a nurse practitioner-led heart function clinic, a cardiac rehabilitation program, and an excellent diabetes education program.  Clinic space is available in continuity with the hospital at low cost, with physicians having autonomous outpatient practice according to the schedule of their choice.  

A gastroenterologist (or internist with GI endoscopy training) would be offered 6-8 days of endoscopy per month, with the opportunity to take over the GI practice in a seamless transition if desired. A general internist with training in stress testing would also be most welcome. Call is equally divided among department members, and outpatient scheduling is at the discretion of the individual physician.

**To learn more about living and working in Antigonish, please see:

 

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