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Opportunity ID:
Valley Regional Hospital
Kentville, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 181708 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 150,000 - 200,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

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About the Opportunity

Valley Regional Hospital (VRH), located in Kentville, is seeking a part-time (0.5 FTE) permanent pediatrician to provide consulting care in both inpatient and outpatient practice settings with satellite clinics in Lunenburg and Bridgewater. Physicians also have an opportunity to work as a preceptor with medical students and residents in addition to offering their expertise on pediatric care to various committees. There is an affiliation with the provincial tertiary pediatrics hospital, located at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, which provides travelling sub-specialty clinics, telehealth grand rounds, and an air transport program. 


Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) opened its doors to patients in 1992. The hospital 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. Located in Kentville, VRH is a 137 inpatient bed facility that provides inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care to approximately 80,000 residents. The facility completes approximately 5,800 cases/year with 800 deliveries/year. There is a full surgical program with after-hours surgical coverage for emergency and non-elective procedures.




  • work as a full scope of practice pediatrician providing care to the patients within Western Zone
  •  participate in call shifts
  • support Nova Scotia Health in advancing the delivery of pediatric care by liaising with the applicable staff within the zone and province
  • offer consultation support to Western Zone, which includes day-time coverage and participation in a call rota for overnight/weekend coverage
  • be accountable to the patient population in Western Zone by providing clinics and occasional satellite clinics
  • responsible to the Zone Pediatrics Department Head for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health

Expected Hours

⦁    0.5 FTE
⦁    on-call schedule


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.