Date: Jun 6, 2024

Location: Antigonish, NS, CA, B2G 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 168207 

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 Internal Medicine Dept. are looking for a full time Respirologist to join the team at St Martha's Regional Hospital in the coastal community of Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

The Internal Medicine Department subspecialties include General Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Endocrinology, Respirology, and Intensive Care.  
EMR: MedAccess. 
St Martha's Regional offers echocardiography, exercise stress testing with nuclear imaging and dobutamine stress testing, pacemaker insertion and follow up, endoscopy (therapeutic gastroscopy and
colonoscopy), PFTs and a Sleep Lab. There is a Cardiac Rehab Clinic managed by a Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with Internal Medicine Physicians. There are 2 full-time Respiratory Therapists on staff in the hospital.

Compensation is fee for service with flexible vacation time. In addition, specialists receive call stipends and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia.

SMRH is affiliated with Dalhousie Medical School and physicians are eligible to apply for a faculty position to support residents and learners at the site. Opportunities to participate in the soon-to-be-opened Medical Campus on Cape Breton Island will also be of interest to applicants.


Provision of inpatient and community outpatient consultative services for Eastern Zone. St. Martha's Regional Hospital is a 90-bed, acute-care hospital located in Antigonish. The successful candidate will join the collegial internal medicine group who practice General Internal Medicine as well as their sub-specialty. All medicine physicians are expected to participate in the Internal Medicine call schedule, inpatient/ED subspecialty consultation services as required, and coverage of the 6-bed medical/surgical/cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Expected Hours

Full-time hours. 

Outpatient clinic hours 

Call 1:6


Candidates must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 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.

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Community Details

Antigonish is a friendly and vibrant community. It is home to St Francis Xavier University, Coady International Institute, and the longest running Highland Games outside of Scotland. Beaches, hiking trails, parks and recreational facilities abound. Keppoch Mountain offers 4 seasons of outdoor recreational pursuits including some of the finest downhill Mountain Biking trails. Farmers markets offer locally grown produce, locally raised meat and eggs, and seafood year-round. There is a strong artistic, musical and theatre community, and a tradition of social justice, collective action, and self-reliance. Physicians can live close to work, enjoy a tremendous quality of life, and quickly get to Halifax International airport (1.5hrs) for any travel. 

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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