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Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH), a 100 bed facility, is seeking an obstetrician/gynecologist to join the team of three. The physician will provide low and high risk prenatal and obstetrical care, office and operative gynecology services, colposcopy as well as some diagnostic imaging services (hysterosalpingograms and biophysical profile ultrasounds). Call is 1:3. Physicians have an opportunity to work as a preceptor with medical students and residents as well. Compensation is currently through alternate payment plan. In addition, specialists receive call stipends and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia.

YRH provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient and satellite programs:
Dalhousie School of Nursing
veteran’s unit
chronic pain clinic
kidney clinic

alternate level of care unit
ambulatory care 
cancer care centre
cardiac investigation and respiratory services
continuing care
diabetes education
diagnostic imaging
emergency medicine
falls prevention
intensive care unit
mental health and addictions services
obstetrics and gynecology
occupational therapy
palliative care
pre-natal clinic
public health
recreation therapy
spiritual care
stroke program
surgical unit

•    full scope of practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist providing care to the patients within the Western Zone
•    participating in call
•    provide support to your own site but also to others in the Western Zone if required, which will include day-time coverage and occasional overnight/weekend coverage
•    responsible to the Zone Department Head for Obstetrics & Gynecologist for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority
Candidates must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or eligible to take the Fellowship Exam. Must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

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. 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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Western Zone: Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West

The best of the land matched with the best of the sea. Of anywhere in Nova Scotia, the Western Zone may best represent this wonderfully intriguing – and tasty – marriage. Between the countless lighthouses that dot the coastline, authentic fishing villages bring in their catch. And thanks to the valley’s fertile soil, and dedicated vintners, a glass of world-class wine can always accompany your fresh seafood.