Internal Medicine - Cardiologist - Yarmouth
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 0A1 CA
21h ago

Requisition ID : 45171

Opportunity Type : Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary : 500,000 - 550,000

Type of Remuneration : FFS - Fee For Service

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

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

Other Incentives :

About the Opportunity

The Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) is seeking a General Internist, with cardiology subspecialty preferred, to join the Internal Medicine group.

YRH, with 100 inpatient beds, offers echocardiography, exercise stress testing with nuclear 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).

Diagnostic imaging modalities include General imaging, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT scanning, and MRI. The ICU 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 IM clinics to small communities in the 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 started in July 2019, which provides two fellows per year full-time.


The successful candidate will read the majority of the echocardiograms done at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. In addition, he / she will share in coverage of IM on call and ICU services.

Expected Hours

Compensation is fee for service with flexible vacation time. In addition, specialists receive call stipends and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia.


Candidates must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC ) or eligible to take the Fellowship Exam in Internal Medicine.

Must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS).

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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