Family Medicine - Baddeck

Date: May 16, 2022

Location: Baddeck, NS, CA, B0E 1B0

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 34881 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 200,000 - 250,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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


About This Opportunity

The collaborative practice located at Victoria County Memorial Hospital (VCMH) in Baddeck, Cape Breton is seeking a family physician to join a team of four family physicians. Family physicians may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Sydney and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University.

VCMH serves a population of approximately 5,500 through inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care. The hospital also houses offices for Home Care Nova Scotia, Public Health, addiction services, and adolescent services. A variety of clinics are held at the hospital including: 

  • ophthalmology
  • foot clinics
  • well women’s clinics



  • acute care
  • diagnostic imaging
  • emergency services
  • hemodialysis
  • internal medicine
  • laboratory services
  • medical social work
  • nutritional and diabetic counseling
  • occupational therapy
  • orthopedics
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • psychiatry


  • run a family practice office/clinics
  • provide call coverage
  • serve a five-bed emergency room and care for inpatients at VCMH

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • physician's choice


Community Details

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)! Stretching along the shorelines of Bras d’Or Lakes, Baddeck has found the optimum balance between a hotspot for energetic tourists and a quaint community showcasing the epitome of glorious Nova Scotian living. Physicians and their families build rewarding lives and careers in Cape Breton; see for yourself, here!  Located on perhaps Canada’s prettiest shoreline, Baddeck offers some of nature's most beautiful statements like North River where you can kayak and swim. Baddeck is also full of caves, lighthouses, beaches, and waterfalls to explore year round. Ski Tuonela offers snowboarding and skiing trails for all skill levels, so you'll be busy in every season! 

Baddeck has six amazing golf courses and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. It is in close proximity to all the major attractions on the Island like the world famous Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, and the beautiful Highlands. With a full array of restaurants, services, entertainment and amenities, we are just 55 minutes from Sydney for some big city feel. In addition, the region remains young and vibrant as it is close to Cape Breton University. Experience the view of a lifetime around every corner, and surround yourself with the friendliest people in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.

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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