Emergency Medicine - Antigonish St. Martha's Regional Hospital

Date: Jun 4, 2024

Location: Antigonish, NS, CA, B2G 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 168763 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

Type of Remuneration: Hourly Rate 

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

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca

About This Opportunity

St Martha's Regional Hospital (SMRH) has permanent opportunities available for emergency medicine physicians.  SMRH serves the health care needs of the residents of communities in Antigonish County and is the regional referral site supporting patients from Guysborough, Strait-Richmond, and the southern portion of Inverness County.  This is a Level 2 Emergency Department in a 94-bed hospital. 

The site also houses a number of other interdisciplinary services:

  • rehabilitation centre
  • diabetes education
  • diagnostic imaging
  • dietitian
  • emergency department
  • foot care clinic
  • hemodialysis
  • laboratory services
  • mental health & addictions services
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • social work



Duties include full scope of practice as an emergency physician providing care to patients within the eastern zone and participating in call.
The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head for Emergency Medicine for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Expected Hours

Full-time hours - 8-12 hour shifts. 

Within 20 minutes of hospital when on call.


Community Details

Antigonish is a vibrant community, home to St Francis Xavier University with many amenities, beaches, great schools, and a myriad of cultural events all year. A
wonderful farmer’s market occurs weekly, and residents live by the “support local” motto. The landscape is beautiful with many trails and outdoor activities are at your doorstep.  It is an attractive community to young families, outdoor enthusiasts, and retirees.

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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