Pediatrician - Sydney

Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Sydney, NS, CA, B1L 1A5

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 138526 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Billing: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

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 the Opportunity

Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) is seeking a pediatrician to join a team of four pediatricians and two neonatologists. The successful candidate will provide consultations in general pediatrics and sick neonates. CBRH is affiliated with the IWK Children’s Hospital located in Halifax, which provides travelling sub-specialty clinics, telehealth grand rounds, and an air transport program. Physicians may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Sydney and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University. Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) opened its door to patients in 1995. Now, it is the second largest acute care facility in Nova Scotia that serves more than 200,000 patients a year. It is part of a four hospital complex that also includes Glace Bay, New Waterford Consolidated, and Northside General Hospitals.

Located in the historic town of Sydney, CBRH has 162 acute care beds, 36 emergency beds, 23 intermediate and critical care beds, 40 maternal child beds, 52 mental health and addiction beds, and nine palliative care beds. The hospital provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient, and community-based programs.


cancer and supportive care
cardiac respiratory
diabetes education services
diagnostic imaging
emergency medicine
general surgery
geriatric assessment and rehabilitation
intensive care unit
internal medicine
laboratory services
maternal/child support services
mental health and addiction services
neonatal care
nutrition and diabetic counseling
obstetrics and gynecology
occupational therapy
palliative care
plastic surgery
social work
spiritual and religious care
volunteer services


  • teaching , committees, advocacy
  • work a full scope of practice as a general pediatrician consult and refer to other medical practitioners - this includes office practice, consulting in the Emergency room, first call after hours to deliveries and NICU, phone advise to regional physicians and running codes

Expected Hours

  • Full-time
  • 5 days per week
  • 4 week holiday/year
  • negotiated time around religious and cultural holidays


Community Details

Pjila’si is welcome in Mikmaq.

The Mi’kmaq have lived in this region for ten thousand years and their culture continues to thrive and enrich us. Discover traditions that have been passed down over hundreds of years. Immerse yourself in their story with a smudging ceremony. Listen to tales by Mi’kmaq leaders. Find a warm P’jilasi (Welcome) along with a millennium of culture and customs within our Island’s five First Nations communities.

Sydney is the historic capital of Cape Breton and largest urban centre on the island. From the harbourfront boardwalk complete with buskers and visiting cruise ships to the world’s largest fiddle, Sydney will be sure to charm you! Physicians and their families build rewarding lives and careers in Cape Breton; see for yourself, here!  It is in convenient proximity to all the major attractions on the Island like the world famous Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in the beautiful village of Baddeck, and 6 amazing golf courses! You will find an island of magnificent natural beauty yet very modern. We have a full array of shops, restaurants, services, entertainment and amenities. In addition, the region remains young and vibrant as it is home to Cape Breton University.

Music is a large part of our Scottish cultural background. Sydney is surrounded by many smaller communities, each one offering its own uniqueness to an interested person. Here, kitchen parties are a way of life and you’re never too far from the beautiful Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. You will 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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