General Internist or Gastroenterologist: Antigonish

We are seeking a full-time internist or gastroenterologist to join our group, based out of St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigoish. Our team currently includes a cardiologist and three general internists with expertise in cardiology, rheumatology, and endocrinology.  Inpatient call is equally shared and includes coverage of a 6-bed ICU.  St. Martha’s specialists enjoy collegial relationships with family physicians who often cover their own patients in hospital, and with our complement of specialists including general surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, pediatrics, plastic surgery, anaesthesia, and otolaryngology. Our radiology department is extremely supportive and includes all imaging modalities from MRI to nuclear medicine.
Strong supports for internal medicine care include a nurse practitioner-led heart function clinic, a cardiac rehabilitation program, and an excellent diabetes education program.  Clinic space is available in continuity with the hospital at low cost, with physicians having autonomous outpatient practice according to the schedule of their choice.  

A gastroenterologist (or internist with GI endoscopy training) would be offered 6-8 days of endoscopy per month, with the opportunity to take over the GI practice in a seamless transition if desired. A general internist with training in stress testing would also be most welcome. Call is equally divided among department members, and outpatient scheduling is at the discretion of the individual physician.

Antigonish is nestled among the rolling hills of Nova Scotia, and is home to St. Francis Xavier University – including the Coady Institute for international development. Students, farmers, fishermen, academics and artists of all stripes rub shoulders at the farmer’s market, the annual Highland Games and numerous community events throughout the year.   The local school system includes French, English, and French immersion options, as well as an international baccalaureate program.  Outdoor and indoor recreational facilities are excellent, partly due to the university presence.  Whether you choose to live in town or in the country, you’re never far from the ocean and Halifax is just two hours away.  

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province. The Eastern Zone is supported by the two regional hospitals and a host of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the two regional hospitals located in Sydney and Antigonish.

Located on the very Eastern point of Nova Scotia, the Zone boasts the stunning scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park where the road climbs along the edge of Nova Scotia and it is a regular occurrence to hike among moose in their habitat. Enjoy the port city of Sydney and see the World’s Largest Fiddle on the friendly waterfront boardwalk. Cape Breton Island is known for a music scene that has prompted international attention for its deep Celtic and Gaelic roots which carries through to the mainland as the traditions continue just on the other side of the Canso Causeway! Just a short drive down the highway you can go back in time at the Sherbrooke Village, a living museum where you can experience a traditional Nova Scotia town during the 1860’s and while in Sherbrooke you can enjoy the picturesque St. Mary’s River – a must see for nature lovers!

**To learn more about living and working in Antigonish please visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcm4LHIqPdE&feature=youtu.be

Candidates must be eligible for licensure by the College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification Examination.
Specialty residency training. Procedural skills (upper and lower GI endoscopy, and management of IBD) are not required but are welcome.

Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:  
Lisa Hardy
Physician Recruitment Consultant
lisa.hardy2@nshealth.ca  
Phone: 902-567-7797