Physician Opportunities


 If you are looking for a fulfilling career that is diversified and exciting, Hearst is for you!

Who We Are

HNDH is a modern 44-bed, fully accredited hospital which serves a population of 8,000 people with its 175 full and part-time employees. We provide a wide range of health care programs and services: emergency, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, respiratory therapy, chemotherapy, acute care, chronic care, pharmacy, clinical nutrition, electrocardiography, physiotherapy, surgery and diabetes education.

We also offer specialty clinics in cardiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, urology, orthopedic, gynecology, ENT, rheumatology and neurology on a regular basis. Our team works in close relationship with several visiting specialists, the Timmins & District Hospital, Health Sciences North, as well as the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center.


Hearst, Ontario is a bilingual community of 5,000 residents where 90% of the population is proudly francophone. Located in Northeastern Ontario, it is centrally located between Northern Ontario’s most important cities:

  • Sudbury
  • North Bay
  • Sault Ste- Marie
  • Thunder Bay

Hearst is also located 260 kilometres from the City of Timmins, and 100 kilometres from the Town of Kapuskasing.

Things to do

Our region has great outdoor activities to offer, like fishing, hunting, canoeing and kayaking, ATVing, hiking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing – just to name a few. This is a great place to raise a family.

Why Choose To
Work At HNDH

Practising medicine in Hearst offers multiple teaching and leadership opportunities, which make for a fulfilling career.

Lianne Gauvin, MD CCFP

Located in a pristine environment in Northeastern Ontario, Hearst is a multicultural community of more than 5,000 residents. A vibrant town with a low cost of living, many great outdoor activities, a thriving artistic and intellectual scene, Hearst is a wonderful and safe place to raise your family and have an engaging career.

  • Very dynamic and experienced nursing team
  • State of the art equipment
  • CT Scan on site
  • MRI located in Timmins
  • Six family physicians
  • Opportunity to have a diversified career
  • Partnership with NOSM for student teaching


  • Alternate payment plan for emergency services
  • Alternate payment plan for general surgeon
  • Family health organizations (FHO)


  • $70,000 grant from the Corporation of the Town of Hearst and Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital (Hearst) for a return of service of 5 years
  • $50,000 repayable loan from the Corporation of the Town of Hearst and Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital (Hearst) for a return of service of 5 years
  • $116,600 from the Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative for a return of service of 4 years
  • $40,000 from the Canada Student Loan forgiveness for the family doctors over a maximum of 5 years
  • Annual grant of $7,267.46 from the Northern Physician Retention Initiative (NPRI) for physicians that have a full-time practice in Northern Ontario after 4 years of continuous full-time practice
  • Annual grant of $15,000 for Rurality Gradiant Premium from the Government of Ontario for having a family practice in a rural community after 4 years of continuous full-time practice.

** Please note that all these programs are subject to their own terms and conditions to be eligible. Details of each programs can be provided.**


Any current recruitment opportunities at the Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital are listed below. Simply get in touch with our Recruitment Coordinator to discuss any of the available positions.

Position Status Vacancies
Family MD/ER/Hospitalist Permanent 4 Positions
General Surgeon Permanent 2 Positions
GP/OBS Permanent 2 Position
GP/Anesthesia Permanent 1 Position

Contact Us

For any questions or the request of more information, please contact our recruitment coordinator.

Recruitment Coordinator

Phone: 705-372-2968 | Fax: 705-372-2923