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Opportunity ID:
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 123826 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 150,000 - 200,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 


About the Opportunity

The Division of Community Pediatrics at NS Health Central Zone/IWK Health is seeking a Consultant Community Pediatrician to establish a 0.6 FTE community-based practice in the Dartmouth community located within the Halifax Regional Municipality (Central Zone).  We are seeking a Pediatrician who can function independently, who has a collaborative attitude, excellent communication and intrapersonal skills and is committed to delivering high quality, family-centered consultant general pediatric care. This position also requires membership in the Division of Community Pediatrics and an appointment with Dalhousie University, with rank based on training and experience.  

The successful candidate will decide in which under-served outpatient pediatric community clinic, within Dartmouth, to establish their practice based on suggestions provided by the Division Head. This position will be compensated in the Alternative Payment Plan (APP) model, currently $183,075 annually (gross income)  for the 0.6 FTE position for the 2021 fiscal year.  The successful candidate will be responsible for covering all legal business arrangements and clinic overhead expenses.  


Required Qualifications Include:

  • A medical degree
  • Pediatrics Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • CMPA medical insurance coverage (or equivalent)
  • Eligibility for full license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written) 


The application deadline is December 19, 2021

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references, with at least 2 of the references being Pediatricians or Pediatric Subspecialists who currently hold full licenses to practice in Canada.   Applications should be emailed to:
Dr. Tara Chobotuk
Head, Division of Community Pediatrics
IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University

Community Details

Dartmouth is a great place for getting outside and appreciating its natural beauty on land and water. In addition to its green spaces, the City of Lakes boasts 23 lakes that provide opportunities for kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and swimming. Lake Banook is a world-class paddling course, where regattas are often held. The city features many parks and walking trails and easy access to the unspoiled coastal beauty of the Eastern Shore.

The urban centre across the harbour from downtown Halifax offers visitors everything from family restaurants, global cuisine, breweries and brewpubs, celtic pubs, and romantic bistros to traditional bakeries and fish & chip shops. On Saturdays, the Alderney Landing Farmers' Market provides marketgoers with an amazing selection of baked goods, ethnic dishes, and more..

Known affectionately as the City of Lakes, Dartmouth sits across the harbour from Halifax, sharing its urban energy and cosmopolitan feel but with a charm all its own: see for yourself, here!

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.