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Anesthesiology - Kentville

Kentville, NS
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Requisition ID: 34969

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 400,000 - 450,000

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service

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

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About the Opportunity

Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) is seeking an anesthesiologist to work with a collegial team of ten anesthesiologists who value work-life balance.

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.


  • surgical services
  • internal medicine services (including cardiology and respirology)
  • intensive care
  • emergency medicine
  • obstetrics
  • pediatrics
  • radiology/diagnostic imaging
  • psychiatry/mental health and addiction services
  • work a full scope of practice as an anesthesiologist to provide care to the patients within Western Zone
    • surgical services covered at VRH include: general surgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, ENT (including pediatric inpatients)
    • special interest in intensive care and/or pain management would be assets
  • participating in call shifts
  • provide support to the Western Zone if required, which includes day-time coverage and occasional overnight/weekend coverage
  • be responsible to the Zone Anesthesia Department Head for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority
Expected Hours
  • full-time
  • equal participation in 1:10 on-call schedule (on-call stipend available)
  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • all specialists must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Community Details

Located in beautiful Annapolis Valley, Kentville is near several award-winning wineries, the Minas Basin - which boasts some of the highest tides in the world - and Acadia University. It offers a vibrant arts community, a strong emphasis on work-life balance, 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 Annapolis Valley provides many opportunities that contribute to an exceptional quality of life including outdoor activities, education, arts and culture, and a stunning natural environment. Watch: Have It All

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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