Physician Opportunities

We have full-time practice and locum opportunities available throughout the province, in both family practice and specialties. We also have a number of incentive programs to help you get settled.

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.

Connect with us today – we’d love to have you. physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca

  • Academic Neurosurgeon: Halifax

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Full-time, Academic

    The Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University and NovaScotia Health Authority (NSHA) (http://neurosurgery.medicine.dal.ca/) is seeking an academic neurosurgeon.

    The Division’s neurosurgeons provide tertiary care services to the province of Nova Scotia (population 950,000) and quaternary neurosurgical care services to Atlantic Canada (2.4 million). The successful candidate will have a significant portion of time devoted to research. Clinical work will be focused on the area of subspecialty interest and will include a smaller component of general neurosurgery; we are not seeking interest from those whose primary clinical interest is pediatric, spine or cerebrovascular neurosurgery. Interest in skull base neurosurgery is considered an asset.

    The successful candidate will be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have additional research training. The ability to lead a research program and to foster collaborative research are highly valued. The Nova Scotia Health Authority encourages clinical research and the Faculty of Medicine has considerable strength in basic neuroscience research. The successful candidate will receive an academic rank in the Faculty of Medicine commensurate with qualifications and experience. Within the historic city of Halifax, Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine enjoys a vibrant and collegial atmosphere, where collaboration among disciplines is highly evident. The Province’s adult Neurosurgery is centralized in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, which is part of the largest health care employer in the Province.

    Interested applicants should submit their CVs, a cover letter highlighting their clinical, research and teaching strengths and contact information for three referees to: Dr. David Clarke, Professor & Head, Division of Neurosurgery c/o Lorraine Smith at lorraine.smith@nshealth.ca QEII Health Sciences Centre 1796 Summer Street, Room 3848 Halifax NS Canada B3H 3A7 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.

  • Psychiatrist: Halifax (locum)

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Part-time, Locum, Academic

    LOCUM TENENS (PSYCHIATRIST)
    IWK Health Centre / Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

    The Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is recruiting a child and adolescent psychiatrist for a 12 month locum in child and adolescent outpatient psychiatry. The psychiatrist will provide general psychiatric outpatient care for children and adolescents. Part time (0.4 FTE or greater) applicants will be considered.

    The IWK is an academic tertiary care health centre for children, women and families in the Maritime Provinces. It has a large Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions Program in which the IWK Department of Psychiatry conducts its clinical work. The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is one of the largest academic groups in Canada. Under new leadership, it is a growing division with several exciting innovations underway. The division provides teaching and research opportunities through its affiliation with the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.
    Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada, an area of the country known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground.” It is a friendly, family-oriented city, with a rich diversity of recreational, cultural and education opportunities.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

    For information on licensure in Nova Scotia please consult the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia website at www.cpsns.ns.ca.

    Applicants should send an electronic copy of their CV and the names and contact information of three references who may be contacted at a later date to:
    Dr. Alexa Bagnell, associate professor and head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at alexa.bagnell@iwk.nshealth.ca
    Dalhousie website: www.medicine.dal.ca IWK Health Centre web site: www.iwk.nshealth.ca

  • Head and Neck/Microvascular Surgeon: Halifax

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Full-time, Academic

    Head and Neck/ Microvascular Surgeon
    Dalhousie University

    The Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is seeking applicants who wish to pursue an academic career in Head and Neck/Microvascular Surgery at Dalhousie University. The successful fellowship trained candidate will join three other staff surgeons in a well established multidisciplinary Head and Neck cancer program servicing the Maritime provinces. Protected and fully funded research time is available and encouraged. The Division offers competitive alternate funding compensation combined with a young and vibrant faculty which makes this a tremendous opportunity for interested candidates. Applicants with an interest in and experience in translational research will be given priority in the selection process.

    The QEII Health Sciences Centre is the principal teaching hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University and a centre for excellence in health care research. It provides core health services to 500,000 Halifax region residents (50% of the population of Nova Scotia) and tertiary and quaternary acute care services to residents of Atlantic Canada. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with disability, racially visible persons and women.

    Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three referees, should be sent to:
    Dr. Mark Taylor, Interim Head
    Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    Rm. 3044, 3rd Floor Dickson
    5820 University Avenue
    Halifax, NS B3H 1V7
    Email – brenda.oake@dal.ca
    Fax # - (902) 425-3857

  • Thoracic Surgeon (Academic): Halifax

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Academic

    ACADEMIC THORACIC SURGEON, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
    DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

    The Department of Surgery Dalhousie University/Nova Scotia Health Authority is seeking an academic Thoracic Surgeon to join the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The Division currently comprises four surgeons and has a 20 bed inpatient service.  Expertise in advanced endoscopy would be preferred.  The Division of Thoracic Surgery currently provides comprehensive care to Nova Scotia as well as Prince Edward Island and provides quaternary care to New Brunswick and Newfoundland.  Applicants should be eligible for licensure in Nova Scotia and certified in Thoracic Surgery.

    Halifax is a growing city of 400,000 with exceptional educational, cultural and recreational opportunities and facilities.

    The Department of Surgery is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The Department of Surgery encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

    Send applications to:

    Dr. Harry Henteleff
    Division of Thoracic Surgery
    QEII Health Sciences Centre
    VG Site, 7S Room 012, Victoria Building

    1276 South Park Street
    Halifax NS  B3H 2Y9

    Email:  Lesli1.Smith@nshealth.ca

  • Family Medicine: Halifax (Department of Psychiatry)

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Locum, Academic

    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY and DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Locum Tenens – General Medicine

    The Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Authority has an excellent opportunity for a 2 month Locum Tenens for a full-time family physician (FP) to work on the general psychiatric units within the Mental Health Program. This is an immediate start with the possibility of extension and a permanent position.

     

    The position would involve providing general medical care as a consultant to the multi-disciplinary teams which involve consumers in their own care. All aspects of the position would require the FP to work with multi-disciplinary teams in an enthusiastic manner with the capacity for self-direction.
    The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
     Medical degree and current registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
     Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
     Ability to maintain clear records of patient evaluations
     Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
     Must be eligible for medical staff privileges with the Nova Scotia Health Authority

    Remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience and is based upon a highly competitive Alternative Funding Plan. The Halifax Regional Municipality, made up of several communities, has a reputation for friendliness and boasts a rich diversity of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.For information on licensure in Nova Scotia please consult the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia website at www.cpsns.ns.ca.

    Send your application with a current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:

    Dr. Scott Theriault scott.theriault@nshealth.ca Dalhousie University, Department of Psychiatry 8th Floor, Abbie J. Lane Building, 5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane Halifax, NS B3H 2E2

    Dalhousie web site is www.medicine.dal.ca

  • General Psychiatrist (Operational Stress Injury Clinic) - Halifax

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Academic

    Operational Stress Injury Clinic – General Psychiatrist

    Training and Experience:  Fellowship in Psychiatry, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent as determined by the Dept. of Psychiatry; eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Experience with work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and other anxiety disorders; Depression; Chronic Pain) an asset. Experience working with assessment of police, veterans and/or Canadian forces members with operational stress injuries including anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset.

    Roles and Responsibilities:
    •    To be attending or consultant physician to ambulatory patients in the Operational Stress Injury Clinic.
    •    Conduct, order or ensure appropriate multi-axial psychiatric assessments, appropriate psychosocial and laboratory investigations, and pharmacological & psychosocial treatment interventions as per current  standard practice.
    •    Take part in a psychiatry on-call schedule as required within the clinical program unless specifically exempted.
    •    Share in the short-term coverage of other services as needed during holidays or illness of other members of staff.

    Clinical duties:
    •    As directed by the Clinical Director and in keeping with the standards set out in the document “Veterans Affairs Canada Standards for OSI Clinics”
    •    Clinical direct and indirect care as part of an interdisciplinary OSI service delivery model
    •    Clinical "desk-side" teaching and didactic education
    •    Clinical administration
    •    Include on-call service
    •    Involve supervision of junior staff including residents and clinical clerks
    •    Perform research as required

    Educational Duties:  Didactic teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education level as determined in discussion with the Director of Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry.
        
    Dalhousie University is an Affirmative Action employer.

    Please send your application with a current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:

    Dr. Scott Theriault
    Dalhousie University
    Department of Psychiatry
    8th Floor, Abbie J. Lane Building
    5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane
    Halifax, NS  B3L 2E2
    scott.theriault@nsha.nshealth.ca

  • Note:

    Employment Term: Full-time, Part-time, Locum, Academic

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