Internal Medicine-Yarmouth

Date: Jan 26, 2022

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Requisition ID: 36558 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 - 400,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

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

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives: Tuition Relief; Debt Assistance 


About the Opportunity

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) is seeking internists to join their group. Subspecialties currently include:

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Respirology
  • Nephrology

Diagnostic imaging modalities include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • CT scanning
  • MRI

YRH offers echocardiography, exercise stress testing with nucler imaging and pharmacologic stress testing, pacemaker follow up, endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy), bronchoscopy, PFTs, sleep studies, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis (acute and chronic). The Intensive Care Unit has its own portable ultrasound machine. There is a Cardiac Rehab Clinic managed by a nurse and physiotherapist in collaboration with Internal Medicine physicians. Traveling internal medicine clinics to small communities in teh Western Zone, particularly Digby and Shelburne, provide outreach services.
YRH is a community site for the Core Internal Medicine program at Dalhousie University with approximately 4-5 residents per year. In addition, a fellowship program for the R4 and R5 fellows starts in July 2019, which will provide two fellows per year full-time. 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


  • provide full scope of practice internist services
  • participate in call shifts
  • provide support to your own site but also to others in the Western Zone if required, which includes day-time coverage and occasional overnight/weekend coverage
  • be responsible to the Zone Department Head for Internal Medicine for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice
  • operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • participate in teaching both family medicine and internal medicine residents and fellows

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • on-call requirement for Internal Medicine (1:7)
  • weekly coverage for ICU and Internal Medicine hospitalist during which time physician will provide outpatient care appropriate to their subspecialty


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.

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.  

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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