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Opportunity ID:
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 116075 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program; Site Visit Program 

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About the Opportunity

Sydney, Nova Scotia is seeking a full-time Medical Oncologist to join its collaborative Oncology Department at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH). 
Working with multidisciplinary professionals at the  Cape Breton Cancer Center, this opportunity will appeal to the specialist who wants to be part of a broad-based Oncology Department. They will have a unique opportunity to shape cancer care for  the future of  Cape Breton by having input and impact on the new Cancer Centre which broke ground in 2020.  
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to make important contributions to cancer care at a provincial level by participating in all relevant disease site tumor boards, and contributing to the further development of Nova Scotia Health’s Cancer Care Program. Depending on interest and expertise, there may also be opportunities for engagement with the Atlantic Clinical Cancer Research Unit, based in Halifax. It is expected that the successful candidate will build and foster close collaborative relationships with the Division of Medical Oncology (Central Zone), with a shared  commitment to clinical research and evidence-based care to enable patients to benefit from the most current advances in treatment.
The specialist will also be provided with the opportunity to engage in research and/or have a medical teaching position with Dalhousie University, should that be of interest.


About Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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 the Nova Scotia Health Authority.  Cape Breton Regional Hospital Oncology Department is small enough to be intimate, yet large enough to provide opportunities to make a rewarding contribution to cancer treatment in Nova Scotia. 

Expected Hours

  • Full time


To be considered for this position, you must:

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 115,000, Cape Breton Island is known for its rich Celtic culture and stunning scenery. You will find an island of magnificent natural beauty yet with very modern services. 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 to Cape Breton University.

Life in Cape Breton is similar to small rural living with an abundance of scenic beauty and culture. Here you will find a perfect mix to achieve family and work life balance.

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers. The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here. Nova Scotia is more than medicine. 


Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


Next Steps...

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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.