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Opportunity ID:
Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 36428 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 200,000 - 250,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

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

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About the Opportunity

Harbourview Hospital (HH) is seeking a full-time physiatrist to join their collaborative team that includes social work, a dietitian, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist, an orthodic technician, and a family physician. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to support physicians and care at nearby Cape Breton Regional Hospital and may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Sydney, and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University. HH is a long-term care and rehabilitation care facility located in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. It is a small site that evokes a strong family presence. The hospital is divided into two specific areas: a 28 bed Level II long-term care unit and a rehabilitation and restorative care that services up to 21 patients. Within the continuing care area is a unit specifically designated for war veterans. HH provides inpatient and outpatient care.


  • audiology
  • clinical dietetics
  • foot clinics
  • occupational therapy
  • orthotics
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • primary health care
  • public health services
  • recreation services (adult day program)
  • rehabilitation services (stroke)
  • restorative care
  • speech language pathology


  • work a full scope of practice as a physiatrist
  • provide inpatient care
  • consult and refer to other medical professionals
  • act as a patient advocate

Expected Hours

  • full-time


Community Details

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)! Sydney Mines was originally a mining town near Sydney, Cape Breton Island's urban centre.It is in convenient proximity to all the major attractions on the Island like the world famous Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in the beautiful village of Baddeck, and 6 amazing golf courses! In North Sydney, you will find magnificent natural beauty with an array of shops, local and chain restaurants, services, entertainment and amenities. In addition, the region remains young and vibrant as it just 25 minutes away from Cape Breton University.

North Sydney is surrounded by many smaller communities, each one offering its own uniqueness. Here, kitchen parties are a way of life and you’re never too far from the beautiful Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. You will experience the view of a lifetime around every corner, and surround yourself with the friendliest people in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty. Physicians and their families build rewarding lives and careers in Cape Breton; see for yourself, here

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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Recruitment Process

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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.