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Opportunity ID:
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 98034 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

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

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About This Opportunity

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH), in Yarmouth, is seeking full time (2:4 weeks), part time (1:4 weeks) and locum physicians for the Hospitalist program. The program currently consists of four Hospitalist lines covering 15-20 patients of mixed acuity. YRH is a close knit and very collegial site, providing ample support and a rewarding work experience. 
Remuneration is $1400.26 per day for the full-time, evening and weekend call stipend, plus fee-for-service billings for anyone seen after 5pm and before 8am. 
The setting for our program is the YRH, which is a friendly and collegial workplace where everyone actually does know your name. The hospital houses a 24 hour level III Emergency Department and district trauma centre, 93 inpatient beds, 7 bed ICU, 3 operating suites, and provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient and satellite programs, skilled nursing staff and Helipad for emergency airlift to Halifax.  Inpatient Units includes Surgical, Medical, Obstetrics & Nursery, ICU, and Mental Health.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • be accountable for management of your panel of hospitalist patients
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care, and secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority 
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities

Expected Hours

While on hospitalist for the week you will be on call for your patients 24/7 (usually minimal calls overnight and rarely called in to the hospital in the evening). The position will require coverage for 1 or 2 weeks per 4 week cycle (1:4 or 2:4). If you desire, there is the potential to work additional weeks of hospitalist as availability permits, and there may be additional work opportunities in the orphan patient clinic, ER shifts, or locuming in local family doctor offices during your weeks off from hospitalist duties.


Community Details

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 in the summer months (except for during this current Covid pandemic).  Our enviable combination of urban amenities and rural natural beauty offers an excellent quality of life for the people that 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.
For more details on living and practicing in Yarmouth, please watch Why Practice in South West Nova Scotia and Edge of Everywhere videos, and visit Town of Yarmouth and Yarmouth and Acadian Shores.

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.


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