Locum - Primary Maternity Care (PMC) - Yarmouth

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 45211 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 150,000 - 200,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

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 Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca

About This Opportunity

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) is seeking family physicians to join the family medicine primary maternity care (PMC) group on a locum or part time basis. The Yarmouth PMC group is looking for locums to help fill our schedule over the coming months, especially July to October, 2022. The stipend is $1800/day for work done 8am-5pm, and extra billing for assessments or deliveries after hours. You can choose to work one day at a time, or several in a row. The group runs a shared prenatal clinic with nurse and clerical support, providing prenatal and obstetrical care for 300 - 350 women per year. The clinic disperses the patients throughout the week from Monday to Friday, shifts are divided among the group. There is always an obstetrician on call for consultations, and pediatricians are on call 20 days per month. Anesthesia and respiratory therapists coverage as well. NRP is required.  If you are interested in working in our very collegial hospital we are happy to work around your availability.

The successful candidate will join a highly collegial and experienced group of physicians who are always available in an emergency. Family physicians may also participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in YRH, and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University.

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.

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


  • be accountable for appropriate workload and practice
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care and secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority

Expected Hours

  • part-time - locum
  • on call requirement (1:5)


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.  Why practice here?

To learn more about living and working in Yarmouth please see Edge of Everywhere video 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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