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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 148681 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service +APP - Alternate Payment Plan for ICU coverage

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program; Site Visit Program 

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About the Opportunity

Nova Scotia Health is seeking a full-time adult respirologist to provide inpatient (Dartmouth General Hospital) and community outpatient consultative services for Central Zone. Dartmouth General Hospital is a 178 bed, acute-care community hospital located within the Halifax Regional Municipality. The successful candidate will join the collegial internal medicine group at Dartmouth General Hospital, which currently includes a respirologist, three cardiologists, two gastroenterologists, an infectious disease specialist, and six general internists. All medicine physicians who make use of DGH's endoscopic and ambulatory care services are expected, in return, to provide services to support the needs of the DGH site, including participation in the Internal Medicine call schedule, inpatient/ED subspecialty consultation services as required, teaching and supervision of medical students and post-graduate trainees, as well as participation in committees. Participation in coverage of the 8-bed medical/surgical/cardiac Intensive Care Unit is encouraged.

Dartmouth General Hospital has tremendous local support from the community and is committed to ensuring that its valued specialists have the tools they need to provide excellent patient care. Respirology services include bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing laboratory. Collaboration with the local academic divisions in Halifax (e.g. respirology, thoracic surgery, chest radiology, lung pathology), INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs further facilitates respiratory patient care.
The outpatient respirology catchment area includes referrals from Dartmouth and surrounding communities. Known affectionately as the City of Lakes, Dartmouth sits across the harbor from Halifax, sharing its urban energy and cosmopolitan feel but with a charm all its own. Community specialists have autonomous outpatient practices according to the schedule and location of their choice. Remuneration is fee-for-service as per the Physician Services Master Agreement of Nova Scotia. Remuneration for ICU service coverage is via an Alternate Payment Plan.


The respirologist will be responsible to both the Central Zone Chiefs (Department of Medicine +/- Critical Care and Division of Respirology) and DGH Site Leadership (Internal Medicine +/- Critical Care Site Chiefs and Medical Site Lead) for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of Nova Scotia Health. 


Candidates must be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), in Internal Medicine and Respirology and be eligible to be licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS). Membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is required. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Application Process

Please, forward your application by Feb 28, 2023, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three referees to the attention of:

Community (Central Zone/DGH) Adult Respirologist Search Committee, 
c/o Tanya Ferguson, Room 2200,
Dartmouth General Hospital,
325 Pleasant Street,
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 4G8

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.