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Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Sydney, Nova Scotia

About the Opportunity

Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH), located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, is seeking two hospitalist physicians to join their team.  There is opportunity for applicants to engage in research and/or have medical teaching positions with Dalhousie University, should that be of interest.  The current remuneration arrangement is the daily rate as per the provincial hospitalist agreement with a stipend, plus fee-for-service billings for on-call work. 


At CBRH there are 7 hospitalist lines.  Patients are spread across several units in the hospital and are composed of medical patients outside the ICU.  Daytime coverage is 8am to 5pm and on-call coverage is 5pm to 8am, split between physicians covering the service for the week.  If you are interested in a broader scope of practice that includes, but is not limited to hospitalist work, there are many possible opportunities in Sydney and surrounding communities. 


Cape Breton Regional Hospital is a 250 bed tertiary care institution that provides a broad range of medical care to patients in the Eastern Zone of Nova Scotia Health Authority.  CBRH is the largest of the community hospitals that operate as part of a four hospital complex that includes New Waterford Consolidated, Northside General, and Glace Bay Hospital. 



Duties include full scope of practice as a hospitalist 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. 



- 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 

Sydney is a vibrant port city on the edge of the beautiful Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Cape Breton Regional Municipality is the second largest municipality in the province of Nova Scotia.  With a population of approximately 130,000, Cape Breton Island is known for its rich Celtic culture and stunning scenery.  You will find an island of magnificent natural beauty yet very modern.  We host an array of shops, restaurants, golf courses, entertainment, and amenities including an airport and cruise ship terminal.  In addition, the region remains young, diverse, and vibrant as it is the home of Cape Breton University. 


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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.