Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.
The Eastern Zone is supported by the two regional hospitals and a host of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the two regional hospitals located in Sydney and Antigonish, serving a population of over 180, 000 people with a network of over 330 physicians.
Located on the very Eastern point of Nova Scotia is the stunning scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park where the road climbs along the edge of Nova Scotia and it is a regular occurrence to hike among moose in their habitat. The trail winds around some of the most breathtaking views, beaches and golf courses in the province. Enjoy the port city of Sydney and see the World’s Largest Fiddle on the friendly waterfront boardwalk. Cape Breton Island (connected by a causeway to mainland Nova Scotia) is known for a music scene that has prompted international attention for its deep Celtic and Gaelic roots. Take in one of many summertime festivals and hear the best music from across the world and right here in the province.
We have an opportunity for an individual who is comfortable practicing as a consultant in general paediatrics and sick neonates, to join four paediatricians and one neonatologist in Sydney, NS. This role is based out of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital which has a 20 bed paediatric ward and a 12 cot level 2 NICU, with over 900 deliveries per year. We are affiliated with the IWK Children’s Hospital (Halifax), which provides travelling sub-specialty clinics, telehealth grand rounds and an air transport program. Sydney boasts affordable homes, great schools (French, English and Montessori) Cape Breton University and a well-connected airport. All of which are close distance to the beautiful ocean and the Highlands of the Cabot Trail. Physicians may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Sydney and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University.
Remuneration is via Fee For Service, plus call stipends and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia. Support is available for site visits and relocation.
The paediatrician must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) or eligible to take the Fellowship examination in Paediatrics, and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.
Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
Physician Recruitment Consultant