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Opportunity ID:
Dartmouth General Hospital
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 133816 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

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About the Opportunity

Dartmouth General Hospital is seeking a full-time General Internal Medicine physician.  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 in General Internal Medicine. Other subspecialties will be given consideration, and negotiations with candidates would include plans for resources and provision of services in the base specialty. Critical Care coverage is optional. 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 Medicine 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 IM 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.

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..

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.