Date: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Antigonish, NS, CA, B2G 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 167956 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

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About the Opportunity

Located in Antigonish, St. Martha's Regional Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency,  and community-based services. It has  beds in addition to a 23 bed Veteran’s Unit. The hospital is well-equipped with diagnostic and treatment services. 

The St Martha's Regional Hospital is seeking a physician to join their team and provide Geriatric care. As a Geriatrician you will work collaboratively with a great team of comprehensive healthcare providers across Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and other specialties.
There are opportunities for teaching available with academic appointment through Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. There is a Family Medicine Residency Program on site in Antigonish through the Dalhousie Medical School. Medical students from any medical school nation-wide and world-wide may come to Antigonish for electives in Palliative Care. Research opportunities are also available.  


  • Work with our multidisciplinary Collaborative Teams to provide consultation and leadership in care of frail elderly on our inpatient Geriatric Assessment and Rehab Unit, inpatient service and outpatient clinic. 
  • The provider will support community hospitals in the region and have an opportunity to further develop the service within the zone. It will also involve participation in our stroke program for acute stroke care and stroke rehab. 
  • We have strong affiliation with Dalhousie University Division of Geriatric Medicine, in particular with the Nova Scotia Health Frailty Network in the implementing frailty in the Emergency Department. 
  • Participate in on-call coverage with colleagues from the Department of Internal Medicine.
  • Be part of Nova Scotia Health’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and adjunct appointment and research opportunities with Dalhousie University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine.

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • on call requirement (1:7)


  • At least 1 year of Geriatric Medicine training as part of Internal Medicine training OR Care of Elderly (COE) Certification in addition to Family Medicine CCFP.
    •    all family physicians must have membership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
    •    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

Antigonish is a great community for a wide range of individuals. Here, you live in a vibrant, yet peaceful place where the air is fresh, the climate is moderate, and where all modern amenities exist – always amidst natural breathtaking beauty. It is a tourist hub during the summer months as it is rich with heritage and vibrant activity, and the university brings a lot of energy throughout the year.  All year-round, residents enjoy the diverse local shops and farmers markets that are never more than a few minutes away.

Antigonish is steeped in art, music, and culture. There is an abundance of opportunity to take part in sport and community groups. Recreation is abundant. Tennis courts, a golf court, a curling rink, bowling alley, swimming pool, and recreation facilities overflow with stimulating activities. You will often find yourself on well-groomed hiking trails that overlook the harbour, estuary, and waterfront. From anywhere in town, the hospital is only a few minutes away. 



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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