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

Requisition ID: 164175 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 400,000 - 450,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

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About the Opportunity

Hospital/Health Care Centre: St Martha's Regional Hospital

Opportunity summary: St Martha's Regional Hospital (SMRH), is seeking a full- time Obstetrician/Gynecologist to join the team. St Martha's has a close-knit department of Obstetricians, and receives delivery of more than 350 newborns per year, with excellent, on-site Pediatric newborn coverage and is the regional acute care facility serving residents of Antigonish, Guysborough, and Strait-Richmond Counties. Obstetricians have good access to the OR and collegial surgical colleagues. Call will be 1:5 after hiring. 
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.
Low-risk maternity services are provided by midwives, family physicians and obstetricians.
Obstetrics is supported by our on-site laboratory, diagnostic imaging and colleagues in many specialties with access to our tertiary care colleagues in all subspecialties at the IWK in Halifax.

Funding Model: APP

Salary range:  $400, 000 - 450,000



Full scope of practice as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist providing care to patients at the St Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish.

The individual will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority as part of the in-hospital care provided.

You will provide service deliverables to meet the needs of the community of practice, in particular:

  • That you will participate equitably in the on-call requirements of the Division, Department, program or services as set by the Zone Department Head;
  • That you are available to respond to urgent matters while working or on call.  This means that during regular work and scheduled call hours, you must be able to reach the hospital within 20 minutes of being called.


Expected Hours

Expected hours: 37.5 hours/week

On call: 1:5


Certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)

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

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Community Details

Antigonish is a vibrant community, home to St Francis Xavier University, a bustling arts-scene with many cultural events all 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 are at your doorstep. Robust recreational services support outdoor active living all year round, and there are excellent schools and opportunities for all ages. 

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.

Nova Scotia Health350 Authority (NSHA) provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. In 2017-18, we had more than 70,000 surgeries take place in our operating rooms, performed over one million diagnostic imaging exams, and more than 560,000 people visited our emergency rooms.

NSHA is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, thanks to our workforce of more than 22,000 professionals. Our team includes employees, physicians, researchers, learners and volunteers who work together to provide a full range of health services. We work in partnership with community groups, schools, governments, foundations and auxiliaries and community health boards. Whether we are hosting wellness programs in the community, conducting innovative research in labs, or helping a patient recover in hospital; we are creating a healthier Nova Scotia.

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.