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The Nova Scotia Health Authority is currently seeking Emergency Physicians to join the Cape Breton team! The industrial area of Cape Breton ranges from the very eastern tip of Cape Breton to the west side of Sydney Harbour, including Sydney, Glace Bay, North Sydney, and a number of smaller communities. Cape Breton has been rated one of the top travel destinations worldwide. Living in Cape Breton would allow you to enjoy the beautiful Nova Scotia countryside, a friendly community, and a very low cost of living.

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Hospital Profile:

  • Teaching hospital, affiliated with Dalhousie Medical School
  • Trauma centre
  • Urban and/or Rural hospital
  • 46,151 annual patient visits
  • 286 acute beds
  • In-house consults always available for virtually every specialty

Position Descriptors:

  • Paid an hourly rate – transitioning to a partial fee-for-service component that is paid in addition to the hourly base rate.
  • Opportunity to earn over $300,000 yearly as a full-time physician.
  • Self-scheduled, with a minimum number of evening and weekend shifts.
  • Shift length varies by department, ranging from 8 hours in the Regional Hospital to the opportunity to provide several days of continuous “on call” coverage in the rural hospitals.
  • Physicians are individual contractors.

Physicians with ACLS and ATLS certification are encouraged to apply.

Unique Opportunities:

  • One of the biggest advantages is flexibility. Physicians are given a lot of control over their schedules, only needing to meet the minimum number of evening and weekend shifts.
  • Physicians can choose which emergency department(s) they wish to practice in. Cape Breton has a number of departments, ranging from large trauma centres to rural emergency departments.
  • Opportunities outside Emergency Medicine are also available for physicians with interests in Community Medicine, such as student health, family practice, street health clinics, etc.
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave is offered by Doctors Nova Scotia. Physicians wishing to spend time with their newborn babies or newly adopted children may apply for parental leave through the their Parental Leave Program.

Physician Statement:

“For me, Sydney is a great size city. It has the benefits of a larger community – rec facilities and pools, theatre, restaurants, an airport – while still being small enough to get around easily—a traffic jam here might mean 5 extra minutes to get somewhere—and easily be a part of things. When I lived in larger cities, going out was always a big deal with driving and parking. Sydney is easy to get around.” –Dr. Chris Milburn, Eastern Zone Chief of Emergency Medicine.

For more information follow the Nova Scotia Health Authority at @healthns and on Facebook or contact Dr. Chris Milburn at [email protected].

This post was sponsored by the Nova Scotia Health Authority. All sponsored content supports the free, open-access operation of the CanadiEM website. For more information contact the Editor, Dr. Brent Thoma.

Chris Milburn

Eastern Zone Chief of Emergency Medicine, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.