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Opportunity ID:
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Short-term appointment

Requisition ID: 163808 

Opportunity Type: Short-term appointment 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Site Visit Program 

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About the Opportunity

St Martha's Regional Hospital (SMRH), is seeking a full-time short term contract pediatrician to provide coverage during the period of December 1st, 2023 to May 31, 2024.
St Martha's is the regional acute care facility serving residents of Antigonish, Guysborough, and Strait-Richmond Counties. SMRH offers a wide range of primary and secondary services through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based services and programs. The emergency department is staffed by family medicine physicians with emergency medicine certification. The women and children’s unit has 3 pediatric inpatient beds and receives delivery of 350 newborns per year. Maternity services are provided by midwives, family physicians and obstetricians to whom pediatrics provides a consultative service. Pediatrics is supported by our on site laboratory, diagnostic imaging and colleagues in many specialties with access to our tertiary care colleagues in all pediatric subspecialties at the IWK in Halifax.


Duties include providing consultative pediatric care for a wide variety of issues referred from primary care and the emergency departments in our catchment area (Eastern zone) and providing call for pediatrics and obstetric/newborn care. The physician will work with a group of 3 other pediatricians in a private office space adjacent to the hospital premises. They will have the support of the administrative staff in the office and will contribute to the very reasonable overhead cost. The individual will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority as part of the in-hospital care provided.

Expected Hours

Expected Hours 37.5h/week.
On call 1:4


Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) certification in Pediatrics or equivalent certification recognized by the CPSNS, current NRP and PALS certifications.

Community Details

Antigonish is a vibrant community, home to St Francis Xavier University with many cultural events throughout the year. A wonderful farmer’s market occurs twice weekly and residents live by the “support local” motto. The landscape is beautiful with many trails and outdoor activities at your doorstep. Robust recreation facilities include free loans of equipment, and access to lessons. 

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. We welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants and invite them to self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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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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.