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Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

We have an immediate need for several full-time Internal Medicine Specialists at Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) in Nova Scotia. In demand sub-specialties include General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Respirology, Nephrology, and Cardiology.

Yarmouth might be for you if...
• you are interested in living in a smaller regional centre with many modern amenities
• you want to own an affordable home with ocean or lake views and lots of space for your family
• want to work in a place that welcomes you as a crucial member of your community
• you want to work with a team of seven in a close knit facility of dedicated and passionate medical specialists
• you want to live near an International Airport; or live near ferry ports to take you directly to the United States or New Brunswick, Canada

Successful candidates are expected to share the Internal Medicine call rotation. Some positions provide weekly coverage for the Intensive Care Unit and IM Hospitalist roles, as well as provide outpatient care appropriate to their sub specialty. Yarmouth is a teaching site for Dalhousie University Medical School's Internal Medicine Program and, as such, there is an expectation to participate in teaching both family medicine and internal medicine residents and fellows.

Type of Opportunities Available
Permanent, Locum to Permanent, and Locum

Compensation Structure
Fee for Service (estimated salary $350,000/year plus on call stipends) and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia.

On Call Expectation
1:7 at full complement

Other Notable Benefits
Flexible vacation; maternity/paternity leave (Doctors NS); health and dental benefits (Doctors NS)

Talk to us about:
• employment opportunities for your spouse
• a reimbursed visit to view our opportunities in person
• connecting with a local doctor and learning about their experience
• Licensing and exam exemption for American and UK doctors
• Nova Scotia's two immigration streams for physicians

Candidates must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or eligible to take the Fellowship Exam in Internal Medicine. Must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

Yarmouth has a regional hospital on Nova Scotia's most western coast. The facility offers more than 100 inpatient beds, echocardiography, exercise stress testing with nuclear imaging and pharmacologic stress testing, pacemaker follow up, endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy), bronchoscopy, PFTs, Sleep studies, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis (acute and chronic). Diagnostic imaging includes: Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT scanning, and MRI. The ICU has its own portable ultrasound machine. There is a Cardiac Rehab Clinic managed by a registered nurse and physiotherapist in collaboration with Internal Medicine Physicians. For those interested in rural support, YRH offers traveling Internal Medicine to provide outreach clinics to small communities in the Western Zone, particularly Digby and Shelburne.

Yarmouth Regional Hospital is a community site for the Internal Medicine program at Dalhousie University with approximately 4-5 residents each year. In addition, a fellowship program for the R4 and R5 fellows started in July 2019, which provides two full-time fellows each year.

Yarmouth is located at the southwestern most tip of Nova Scotia serving a population of approximately 60,000 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 of the province. 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. The enviable combination of urban amenities and rural natural beauty offers an excellent quality of life for the people who 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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