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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 118541 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 


About the Opportunity

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, has a locum opportunity for a General Obstetrician Gynaecologist. This is a full-time locum opportunity, but an FTE less than 1.0 would be considered. This position is part of a group practice, located at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a community clinic in Dartmouth. This position is available until September 5, 2022. 


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an academic setting, providing care to women in the Maritime region. The physician will be expected to provide ambulatory and surgical care for women; and participate in both the obstetrics and gynaecology call rotas. 



  • candidates should possess an FRCSC or equivalent certification and have strong surgical skills
  • the department will give preference to applicants with experience and expertise in gynaecologic surgery
  • candidates must demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with their peers

Inquiries and queries should be addressed to Kelly Maher at

Community Details

Halifax is a coastal city on the eastern seaboard of Canada. In addition to its beautiful oceanfront views, the city offers its residents the best qualities of both a smaller city (friendly citizens, safe neighbourhoods), and being a cultural hub of the Maritimes it also offers the amenities usually reserved for larger centers (multiple Universities, a vibrant arts scene and great dining options).

Home to three Dalhousie campuses, Halifax is a vibrant, coastal urban centre of 425,000 people that has everything you’d expect from a big city within a close-knit community. One of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Halifax is home to innovative tech and entrepreneurial communities, as well as thriving financial and ocean technology sectors. Halifax plays an essential role in the economic development of the North Atlantic seaboard and fosters a flourishing offshore industry, ground-breaking life sciences research and development, and a wealth of business opportunities. Ranked as first among mid-sized cities in North America in overall cost competitiveness, Halifax is the economic leader in the region with the resource, labour force, and cost advantages to attract high-profile businesses. The spectacular location and creative sides of Halifax are what make the city truly one-of-a-kind. The city boasts a vibrant atmosphere including live Theatre, world-class Symphonic performances, and many museums and art galleries. Halifax is also home to sports franchises, rowing clubs, as well as an active inter-university sports scene, a thriving amateur sports culture, and many opportunities for personal fitness. There are also endless outdoor adventures to be had while kayaking, sailing, surfing, hiking, rock-climbing, skiing, whale watching, and more.

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. 


Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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Central Zone: Halifax, Eastern Shore, and Windsor-West Hants

From the modern yet historic city of Halifax, to the rugged and wild Eastern Shore, this region of Nova Scotia is a compelling study of contrasts. The largest city east of Montreal, Halifax is the cosmopolitan centre, bursting with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. But just a short drive (or bike ride) out of the city, the allure of nature envelopes you. Imagine dinner and the theatre at night, surfing and hiking the next morning.