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Emergency Physician - Yarmouth and Digby

Yarmouth, NS
  • Number of positions available : 1

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

Requisition ID: 36932

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000

Type of Remuneration: Hourly Rate

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

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About This Opportunity

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) and Digby General Hospital (DGH) are seeking emergency physicians to fill a 1.5 FTE between the two hospitals. Both hospitals are located in the southwest region of Nova Scotia and serve the population of approximately 60,000, in three counties. The successful candidate may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Yarmouth and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University. YRH was originally founded in 1912 and has developed into a vast health care complex serving the 58,000 people of Shelburne, Yarmouth, and Digby Counties. Located in Yarmouth, YRH has 124 inpatient beds and provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient and satellite programs:

  • Dalhousie School of Nursing
  • veteran’s unit
  • chronic pain clinic
  • kidney clinic


  • alternate level of care unit
  • ambulatory care
  • anesthesiology
  • cancer care centre
  • cardiac investigation and respiratory services
  • continuing care
  • diabetes education
  • diagnostic imaging
  • dialysis
  • emergency medicine
  • falls prevention
  • intensive care unit
  • mental health and addictions services
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • pre-natal clinic
  • public health
  • recreation therapy
  • spiritual care
  • stroke program
  • surgical unit

DGH, historically founded in 1924, provides medical care to residents of the surrounding areas including primary, inpatient, restorative, and ambulatory care as well as day surgery. Located in Digby, the 20-bed medical and alternate level of care (ALC) unit works closely with the collaborative emergency centre (CEC) in Annapolis Royal and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. DGH also has a 13-bed restorative care unit that supports patients through rehabilitation.

Services include:

  • cardiac respiratory services
  • continuing care
  • diagnostic imaging
  • emergency medicine
  • laboratory services
  • medical and surgical unit
  • mental health and addiction services
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • public health services
  • occupational therapy
  • nutrition and diabetes counseling
  • speech therapy
  • telehealth room services
  • examine patients, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures
  • advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention
  • consult and refer to other medical practitioners
  • act as a patient advocate
  • prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
Expected Hours
  • full-time between YRH and DGH
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada Emergency Medicine certification would be considered an asset
  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • all family physicians must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • emergency department experience an asset
Community Details

Yarmouth and Digby are located at the southwestern end of Nova Scotia serving a population of approximately 60,000 in three counties. Yarmouth is located at the southwestern most tip of Nova Scotia serving a population of approximately 60,000 in three counties. Affordable housing is available on stunning ocean and lake-frontage properties. Yarmouth is the recreational, entertainment and shopping hub of the southwest area. There is so much to enjoy about the Southwestern end of Nova Scotia, including a unique and storied Acadian French history and beaches that take your breath away! Yarmouth is also connected to the United States through an international ferry service that makes cross border adventures possible with ease.

Our enviable combination of urban amenities and rural natural beauty offers an excellent quality of life for the people that live here. Nova Scotia offers the medical professional opportunities found in larger cities while maintaining a work-life balance in livable, walkable, and affordable communities. For more details on living and practicing in Yarmouth , please watch Edge of Everywhere video, and visit Yarmouth and Acadian Shores.

Digby is located right along the Bay of Fundy. Affordable housing is available on stunning ocean and lake frontage properties with world-class whale watching, authentic fishing villages, some of the best most succulent seafood, local vineyards, hiking, cycling, kayaking, golfing and safe communities for you and your family!

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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