Cardiologist & General Internal Medicine - Antigonish

Date: Jun 6, 2024

Location: Antigonish, NS, CA, B2G 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 160229 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 - 400,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

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

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About the Opportunity

St Martha's Regional Hospital is seeking a General Internist, with cardiology subspecialty preferred, to join the Internal Medicine group. SMRH is an acute care centere with approx. 90 inpatient beds, offers echocardiography, exercise stress testing with nuclear imaging and pharmacologic stress testing, pacemaker follow up, endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy), bronchoscopy, PFTs, Sleep studies, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis (acute and chronic). Diagnostic imaging modalities include General imaging, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT scanning, and MRI. The ICU has its own portable ultrasound machine. There is a Cardiac Rehab Clinic managed by a Nurse Practitioner and physiotherapist in collaboration with Internal Medicine Physicians. 


Successful candidates are expected to share the Internal Medicine call rotation. Some positions provide weekly coverage for the Intensive Care Unit and IM Hospitalist roles, as well as provide outpatient care appropriate to their sub specialty. St. Martha's is a teaching site for Dalhousie University Medical School's Internal Medicine Program and, as such, there is an expectation to participate in teaching both family medicine and internal medicine residents and fellows.

Expected Hours

1:7 at full complement
Flexible vacation; maternity/paternity leave (Doctors Nova Scotia); health and dental benefits (Doctors Nova Scotia).
Compensation is fee for service with flexible vacation time. 


Candidates must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada ( RCPSC ) or eligible to take the Fellowship Exam in Internal Medicine. Must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS).

Community Details

Antigonish is a vibrant, university town, with many outdoor amenities and proximity to dozens of beautiful beaches. In addition to sport recreation activities, Antigonish has an abundance of heritage centres that promote the tourism and business sector. With dozens of independent boutiques, services, restaurants, and chain stores, you'll find all you need here. We are a just a two hour drive from Halifax, 90 minutes from Stanfield International Airport, 40 minutes from the ferry terminal to Prince Edward Island, and at the gateway to gorgeous Cape Breton Island.
The Town of Antigonish is a family-friendly, creative, university community where the hospital is an easy walk or cycle away from the town centre. The surrounding County of Antigonish boasts spectacular natural beauty, and an agricultural base results in a wonderful farmers' market and easy access to local foods, while fishers offer their catch at several wharves and community locations.
In summer, swimming, kayaking, and sailing in the Northumberland Strait, the mildest ocean water north of Washington, DC, is irresistible! A university-based rowing club on a local lake offers community lessons. There are numerous local public beaches and fresh-water swimming, spectacular hiking trails, an 18-hole golf course, a boating club, great fishing spots, tennis & pickleball courts, cycling on little-trafficked back roads as well as a popular short-track speedway. There is mountain biking and disc golf on Keppoch Mountain and a Kan Jam league.

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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