Anesthesiology - Yarmouth

Date: Mar 31, 2023

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 34430 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 - 400,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

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About the Opportunity

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) is seeking two full-time anesthesiologists to join their team.

YRH was originally founded in 1912 and has developed into a vast health care complex serving the 58,000 people of Shelburne, Yarmouth, and Digby Counties. YRH has approximately 2,800 cases/year and 350 deliveries/year. The facility has two minimally invasive suites, a preadmission clinic, and up-to-date anesthesiology equipment including Omnicell anesthesia computerized systems. It has three general rooms where, on average, physicians run one to two rooms per day (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) and the third room is used for emergencies and C-sections. 

Located in Yarmouth, YRH has 124 inpatient beds and provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient, and satellite programs:

  • Dalhousie School of Nursing
  • veteran’s unit
  • chronic pain clinic
  • kidney clinic



  • alternate level of care unit
  • ambulatory care 
  • anesthesiology
  • cancer care centre
  • cardiac investigation and respiratory services
  • continuing care
  • diabetes education
  • diagnostic imaging
  • dialysis
  • emergency medicine
  • falls prevention
  • intensive care unit
  • mental health and addictions services
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • pre-natal clinic
  • public health
  • recreation therapy
  • spiritual care
  • stroke program
  • surgical unit


  • work a full scope of practice as an anesthesiologist
  • participate in call shifts
  • provide support to your own site and to others in Western Zone if required, which includes day-time coverage and occasional overnight/weekend coverage.
  • be responsible to the Zone Department Head for Anesthesiology for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice
  • operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of Nova Scotia Health Authority

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • on-call shifts (1:4)


Community Details

Yarmouth is located at the southwestern most tip of Nova Scotia serving a population of approximately 60,000 in three counties. Affordable housing is available on stunning ocean and lake-frontage properties. Yarmouth is the recreational, entertainment and shopping hub of the southwest area. There is so much to enjoy about the Southwestern end of Nova Scotia, including a unique and storied Acadian French history and beaches that take your breath away! Yarmouth is also connected to the United States through an international ferry service that makes cross border adventures possible with ease.

Our enviable combination of urban amenities and rural natural beauty offers an excellent quality of life for the people that live here. Nova Scotia offers the medical professional opportunities found in larger cities while maintaining a work-life balance in livable, walkable, and affordable communities. For more details on living and practicing in Yarmouth, please watch Edge of Everywhere video, and visit Town of Yarmouth  and Yarmouth and Acadian Shores.

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.  

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