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St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Locum to Permanent

About the Opportunity

St. Martha's Regional Hospital, located in Antigonish, is seeking a full-time obstetrician/gynecologist. 

You will join a team of three obstetricians/gynecologists and three family physicians who provide obstetric coverage for up to 400 births each year. This facility is approximately two hours from the region's tertiary care pediatric facility, the IWK Health Centre, which provides neonatal support. St. Martha's Regional Hospital was founded in 1906 by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha. The hospital is an acute care facility providing a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient, and satellite clincs. With more than 60 physicians practicing in a variety of medical specialties and sub-specialties, St. Martha's serves a population of nearly 40,000 from Antigonish, Guysborough, and surrounding communities. 

St. Martha's Regional Hospital has 90 inpatient beds. Obstetricians/Gynecologists are joined by colleagues in family medicine, internal medicine (general and sub-specialty who cover the 6 bed ICU), emergency medicine, geriatrics, general surgery, psychiatry, pediatrics, hospitalists, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, anesthesia, radiology (U/S, CT, MRI, ECHO), palliative care, and visiting oncology and neurology. Community based care is further supported by a men's  and women's health centre, chronic pain clinic, methadone clinic, walk-in clinic, and youth clinic at the local high school.

Physicians and all staff at St. Martha's Regional Hospital take great pride in providing high-quality care to patients and value collegiality in the work place. Also, St. Martha's Regional Hospital has the most active cross-specialty, accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) program in the province. Additionally, they offer regular medical staff social events. 



Duties include full scope of practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist providing care to patients within the Eastern Zone and participating in call. 

The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head for Maternal and Child Health for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 


Expected Hours

- full-time

- on call coverage (1:3)



- eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) 

- eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) 

- membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) 

- experience providing obstetrics support in a regional facility an asset


Community Details

An abundance of entertainment, recreation, and cultural events make Antigonish attractive to physicians at all stages of their careers. Antigonish is home to St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX). If you would like access to big city life, we are just a two hour drive from Halifax and one a half hours to the Halifax International Airport. 

To learn more about St. Martha's Regional Hospital view the video below from the staff and physicians who work at St. Martha's: 


St. Martha's Regional Hospital


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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.