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Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Yarmouth Regional Hospital's (YRH) is looking to add an additional physician to join the family medicine prenatal/OBS group. The group runs a shared prenatal clinic with nurse and clerical support, providing prenatal and obstetrical care for 300-350 women per year.  The clinic runs six half-day clinics per week which are divided among the group. Call is shared equally (currently 1 in 5 with locum coverage for one weekend per month) and is self-scheduled at the monthly prenatal meeting. Remuneration is fee for service plus call stipend.

This is a highly collegial and pleasant group of physicians as well as excellent nursing staff. There is 24/7 obstetrician backup and anesthesia coverage, and part-time pediatric coverage. The more experienced members of the group are always available to assist in an emergency. The group teaches family medicine residents from the local residency program through Dalhousie University. There are many other opportunities in the community to build and shape a practice as desired.

Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by the Canadian College of Family Physicians and maintain certification of competency. As well, candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

Support is available for a site visit and relocation. 

Yarmouth is located at the southernmost tip of Nova Scotia serving a population of 58,000 in three counties. Affordable housing is available on stunning ocean and lake-frontage properties. Yarmouth is the recreational, entertainment and shopping hub of the southwest area. There is so much to enjoy about the Southwestern end of Nova Scotia, including a unique and storied Acadian French history and beaches that take your breath
away! Yarmouth is also connected to the United States through an international ferry service that makes cross border adventures possible with ease.

Our enviable combination of urban amenities and rural natural beauty offers an excellent quality of life for the people that live here. Nova Scotia offers the medical professional opportunities found in larger cities while maintaining a work-life balance in livable, walkable, and affordable communities.


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