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Opportunity ID:
Strait Richmond Hospital
Richmond Co., Nova Scotia
Locum to Permanent

About this Opportunity

The Dr. Kingston Community Health Centre, located in L'Ardoise, is seeking a full-time family physician to join their local family practice team.  The team works collaboratively together and includes 1 full-time family practice nurse, 1 full-time nurse practitioner, a visiting dietician, and a visiting social worker.  This opportunity requires participation in nursing home coverage and inpatient care (participating in the CHIP program).  Also, opportunity exists to participate in a variety of other areas that fit your professional interests and skill set including, but not limited to, emergency room coverage, addictions medicine, etc.  Physicians are supported to engage in research and/or teaching positions with Dalhousie University.  

This clinic utilized MedAccess as their EMR, and administrative support staff is available to physicians. 

The Dr. Kingston Community Health Centre is approximately 30 minutes from the areas' local hospital, Strait Richmond Hospital (SRH).  SRH serves residents of Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County.  The two regional referral centres for the area include Cape Breton Regional Hospital (located in Sydney) and St. Martha's Regional Hospital (located in Antigonish).  Both regional hospitals are located approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes away from L'Ardoise.  



Duties include full scope of practice as a family physician providing care to patients within the eastern zone and participating in call.  

The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Family Practice 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 



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

- eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

- membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) 


Community Details  

The community of L'Ardoise is located in Richmond County, on the southern coast of scenic Cape Breton Island.  L'Ardoise is a small fishing village that has a history of French and Acadian culture.  Affordable housing, ocean views, easy access to beaches, hiking trails, and an array of outdoor activities make L'Ardoise a great place to have a rewarding career and lifestyle!  To learn more about what it's like to work as a physician here, visit: 

Dr. Kingston Community Health Centre

Cape Breton Doctors

Richmond County



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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.