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Opportunity ID:
Valley Regional Hospital
Kentville, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 57261 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 400,000 - 450,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

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About the Opportunity

Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) is seeking a generalist obstetrician/gynecologist to join the team. The six-person group provides full spectrum OB/GYN practice including routine and high risk prenatal and intrapartum care, office and perioperative gynecology including open and minimally invasive surgery, and colposcopy.  Physicians also have an opportunity to be a preceptor for medical students and residents. Compensation is via a contractual Alternate payment plan. In addition, on-call stipends and other incentives are available through the Master Agreement between the Province of Nova Scotia and Doctors Nova Scotia.


The obstetric service delivers approximately 700 babies per year, supported by a Level II nursery and a five-member pediatrics group. On-call is 1:6. Maternal-Fetal Medicine and NICU services are available at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, one hour away.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity join an established office with two other OB/GYNs, assuming the practice of a physician who is relocating. Overhead expenses are shared equitably within this group.


About Valley Regional Hospital

VRH is a 137-bed facility that provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and satellite care to a catchment area of approximately 80,000 residents. It serves the people of Kings and Annapolis Counties, and provides specialty services as a referral centre for the Annapolis Valley and other areas of Western Nova Scotia. In addition to OB/GYN, medical and surgical specialty services include:

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Respirology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • Intensive Care Unit



  • full scope of practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist providing care to the patients within the Western Zone
  • participating in call and able to respond to urgent matters within 20 minutes of being called
  • provide support to your own site but also to others in the Western Zone if required, which will include day-time coverage and occasional overnight/weekend coverage
  • responsible to the Zone Department Head for Obstetrics & Gynecologist for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority

Expected Hours

  • Full Time, Permanent
  • On-Call Participation - 1:6


Community Details

Located in beautiful Annapolis Valley, Kentville is near the famous Minas Basin, which boasts some of the highest tides in the world. Acadia University is in the neighbouring Town of Wolfville. The area is home to several award-winning wineries and plenty of dining. It offers a lively arts community, a strong emphasis on work-life balance, quality public and private schools, and a variety of well-developed outdoor activities for its 6,200 residents. All within just a one-hour drive to Halifax and an international airport, Kentville is a rural town close to urban amenities.


The beautiful Annapolis Valley spans over 100 km and is rich in both history and culture. There is a diverse agricultural industry with an abundance of farm markets. The many communities throughout the valley each have their unique qualities and charm. Vibrant arts, museums, hiking & biking trails, live theatre, parks, recreational activities, cafes and restaurants along with specialty shops are just some examples of what you'll find. There is lots to do and see in the Annapolis Valley! Watch: Have It All and More Than Medicine



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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Western Zone: Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West

The best of the land matched with the best of the sea. Of anywhere in Nova Scotia, the Western Zone may best represent this wonderfully intriguing – and tasty – marriage. Between the countless lighthouses that dot the coastline, authentic fishing villages bring in their catch.