The community of Port Hawkesbury is seeking a full scope family physician to join their family practice network team in the Cape Breton South region on beautiful Cape Breton Island! This opportunity offers you the chance to work with a team of physicians, nurse practitioner, social worker, and dietician in a newly constructed (built in 2020) collaborative practice in the heart of the Town of Port Hawkesbury. Depending on your interests, there is opportunity to work closely with Strait Richmond Hospital (SRH) by covering emergency room shifts or inpatients through the Community Hospital Inpatient Program (CHIP), which allows for a nice work-life balance.
This region serves the health care needs of the residents of communities in Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County. Located in Evanston, SRH is approximately 80 kilometers from St. Martha’s Regional Hospital (one of the regional level referral centres for the population). The facility has 15 medicine beds and five restorative care beds that provides inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care. The site also houses a number of other interdisciplinary services including:
The facility also has a number of visiting specialists:
Known as “Cape Breton’s front porch,” Port Hawkesbury is a close knit and picturesque community located on the north shore of the Strait of Canso on Cape Breton Island. Home to a 10 kilometre all-season trail system called the Port Hawkesbury Trail System, people of all skill level and ability can discover a wide variety of plants and wildlife through majestic hardwood stands, softwood forests, and along gently flowing brooks and streams. In the winter, enjoy the surrounding scenery by cross-country skiing!
Thanks to a bustling culturally diverse community, the town also welcomes festivals and signature cultural events year round. The contributions of its arts and culture organizations and participants contribute immeasurably to our community’s well being. Port Hawkesbury is home to education centres (including a Nova Scotia Community College), a busy civic recreation centre, and an active waterfront area which hosts multiple community events.
The community of Port Hawkesbury is seeking two full-time family physicians to join their network. The successful candidate will work closely with Strait Richmond Hospital (SRH) that serves the health care needs of the residents of communities in Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County.
SRH opened its doors to patients in 1980. Located in Evanston, SRH is located 80 kilometers from St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. The facility has 15 medicine beds and five restorative care beds that provides inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care. The site also houses a number of other interdisciplinary services.
Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs may apply. For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
- all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) - all applicants must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) - membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) - emergency medicine experience considered an asset
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
- work a full scope of practice as a family physician - provide emergency medicine coverage, if desired - participate in call shifts - be responsible to the Zone Department Head for Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice - operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of Nova Scotia Health AuthorityApply Now