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Opportunity ID:
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 147268 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

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About This Opportunity

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Site Specialty Lead for Hospitalists at St. Martha's Regional Hospital in the Eastern Zone. Reporting to the Department Head of Family Medicine and/or the Regional Site Lead, the Site Specialty Lead carries overall responsibility for the delivery of hospitalist clinical services at St. Martha's Regional Hospital in collaboration with the Department Head of Family Medicine.

Role Accountabilities

  • Ensures that medical staff of the Department are compliant with the Bylaws and Rules and regulations of the NSH 
  • Brings forward issues and perspectives of Department Medical Staff at the applicable site to the Zone Executive Director and/or Zone Department Head for consideration and/or resolution
  • Serves as Physician Lead for Emergency Preparedness activities
  • Assists in managing site overcapacity issues from Department’s perspective by being the point of contact for Department medical staff
  • Ensures service continuity is maintained through Department scheduling practices, including but not limited to establishing an equitable on-call schedule, and approving and managing vacation 
  • Chairs, regular department meetings and attends other committee meetings as required, or assigned by the Zone Medical Executive Director or Zone Department Head 
  • Participates in the monitoring of standards, quality, and utilization of resources of the Department in the zone; including all the necessary reporting and auditing as required
  • Participates in any clinical services planning for the Department
  • Participates in respectful workplace responsibilities as needed in conjunction with relevant Department Head
  • Participates in recruitment/retention activities for the Department; this includes providing an up-to-date roster of Department medical staff
  • Participates in new hire and onboarding processes as needed in conjunction with the Department Head
  • Participates in Leadership development and shows a commitment to lifelong learning and acquisition and refinement of leadership capabilities
  • Leads the incident review process for the site, in liaison with Quality and Patient Safety representatives, including all required family meetings


  • MD licensed in Nova Scotia and privileged with Nova Scotia Health
  • Evidence of past and ongoing leadership training

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

Annual Compensation: $10,000 - $15,000

Submission:  To submit your expression of interest, please provide a cover letter and CV

Community Details

The Town of Antigonish is a family-friendly, creative, university community where the hospital is an easy walk or cycle away from the town centre. The commute to work can be so easy, with minimal traffic and no congestion. The County of Antigonish, surrounding the town, boasts spectacular natural beauty. An agricultural base results in a wonderful farmers' market and easy access to local foods, while fishers offer their catch at several wharves and community locations.

In winter you can easily ski or snowshoe on local trails or at the golf course, with groomed trails. Indoor community recreational sports, including hockey, curling, skating, volleyball, and racquet sports are available. Three ice surfaces and two artificial turf fields are located in the area. In summer, swimming, kayaking, and sailing in the Northumberland Strait, the mildest ocean water north of Washington, DC, is irresistible! A university-based rowing club on a local lake offers community lessons. There are numerous local public beaches and swimming holes, spectacular hiking trails, an 18-hole golf course, a boating club, great fishing spots, tennis courts, cycling on little-trafficked back roads and a racetrack. There is mountain biking and disc golf on Keppoch Mountain and a Kan Jam league. You'll be surprised at how few people are in the midst of such immense natural beauty!

You'll find a wide range of fitness and sports programs for all ages, often mentored by local university athletes and coaches. In addition to traditional gyms, a new CrossFit gym has recently opened its doors. The local St. Francis Xavier University has superb recreational facilities, with a gym, rinks, a track, courts, and a 25 metre pool, all within the town. St. FX also hosts an impressive lineup of guest speakers, films, arts, music, and theatre events throughout the year, all open to the community.

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.