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Opportunity ID:
Dartmouth General Hospital
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 133774 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

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About This Opportunity

Dartmouth General Hospital is seeking a full-time Critical Care physician, to work within a group of 8 physicians providing ICU coverage. Dartmouth General Hospital is an acute-care community hospital within the Halifax Regional Municipality. The hospital is in the process of expanding to 170 beds and includes a newly renovated 8 bed medical/surgical/cardiac Intensive Care Unit with plans for a 6 bed Intermediate Care Unit. 


Applicants are expected to have FRCPC (or equivalent) designation and extra training and/or experience in Critical Care. Consideration will be given to a variety of base specialties, and negotiations with candidates will include plans for resources and provision of services in the base specialty. Remuneration for ICU is via an alternate payment plan and non-ICU work is remunerated in the provincial fee-for-service system. 
Candidates will be expected to accept an academic appointment to the Department of Critical Care at Dalhousie University. Academic rank will be dependent on qualifications and experience and requires a willingness and ability to teach medical students and residents. 

To Apply

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. NSH and Dalhousie University are employment equity, affirmative action employers. Applications are encouraged from qualified First Nations Peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

Applicants should submit their cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with references to: 
DGH ICU Search Committee  
c/o Ms. Tanya Ferguson, Room 2200,  
Dartmouth General Hospital, 325 Pleasant Street,  Dartmouth, NS.  B2Y 4G8   
or by email to by June 30, 2022
Inquiries for further details can also be directed to this office and will be answered by local physician leadership 

Community Details

Dartmouth is a vibrant community which is a 15-minute drive from downtown Halifax. The up- and-coming downtown core offers many dining, cultural and shopping opportunities. Dartmouth is known as “the City of Lakes”, as there are numerous public and residential waterways to take advantage of within the community.  

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.


Next Steps...

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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.