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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 150947 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 - 400,000 

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program 

Address: 1799 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4N1

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact 


About the Opportunity

We are seeking an innovative and committed anesthesiologist to join our team of over 100 anesthesiologists in the greater Halifax area, working clinically within the Central Zone of Nova Scotia Health and academically with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine. 

The successful candidate will be granted a faculty appointment at Dalhousie University upon hire. Multiple start dates possible, with some in spring, summer and fall 2023. 

Language of work will be conducted in English. 


Clinical Focus:

The candidate will work withing the province's quaternary and tertiary care centres providing comprehensive anesthetic clinical care to patients.  There may be opportunities to support academic research and teaching mandates.  These positions will be working withing the clinical sites of the Central Zone of Nova Scotia Health, exact locations to be determined by the Head.  Staff may be required to work at any site within the boundaries of the Central Zone, including: 

QEII Health Sciences Centre, at both the Halifax Infirmary (HI) and the Victoria General (VG) sites, Halifax.  

There may be opportunities to provide clinical care in other sites (e.g. IWK Health Centre)  under the direction of the Head.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effectively and safely deliver the full scope of specialty anesthesia clinical care/services to patients, and fully and equitably participate in the relevant on-call schedule(s).
  • Participate in patient safety and quality improvement activities and rounds.
  • Participate in clinical teaching and instructing as required in undergraduate, postgraduate and fellowship programs to medical students, residents, fellows, allied health care providers, and other learners during their anesthesiology rotations in all areas where care is provided such as perioperative or pain clinics or within the operating rooms. 
  • Provide effective communications to patients and their families, engaging them in their care planning and decisions.
  • Foster positive, respectful and collaborative relationships with students, residents and clinical, research and administrative colleagues.

Expected Hours

  • Full-Time (minimum 35 hours a week) for Long Term Assignment (Locum)
  • Participation in on-call schedules.


  • Doctorate in Medicine (or suitable equivalent such as Doctor of Osteopathy) 
  • Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
  • Coverage with Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, focus on patient safety and quality.
  • Additional research training/degree (Masters, PhD) is a strong asset.
  • Experience in a complex health sciences centre is a strong asset.
  • Sub-specialization with fellowship training and/or a demonstrated excellence in academic medicine through clinical experience

Compensation and How to Apply

Compensation will depend on hours worked, call coverage and shift pickups. The position is compensated through the Clinical Academic Funding Plan (CAFP), a multi-stakeholder agreement that provides block funding to compensate physicians and cover departmental operational costs. The Department’s Practice Plan outlines the ways in which the revenues are distributed by the members and funding is managed by APMPM Administration Inc., a physician non-profit corporation. The position is an independent contractor and is not an employee, servant or agent of the health authorities or Dalhousie University.

The Nova Scotia Health and the Department of Health and Wellness offer various incentives that the applicants may wish to pursue. Information can be found at:

How to Apply:
We are committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. Candidates are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letter if they identify with one of the above-mentioned groups.
Interested applicants are asked to submit the following to

  • A cover letter addressed to the Department Head Dr. Janice Chisholm that addresses specific job requirements, research experience, and the voluntary self-identification, and specifies when the candidate is available to start work.
  • A research statement/plan (addressing past, current and future research)
  • An updated CV;
  • Names of potential three referees.



Community Details

Halifax, the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia's capital city, sits in the center of Nova Scotia's east coast and is an important seaport that looks out over one of the world's largest natural harbors.

Halifax is a perfect paradox. We are where land meets sea, old meets new, urban meets rural, and traditional meets trendy. We balance a relaxing pace with modern urban amenities and affordability with world class-experiences. We value our strong historical ties but drive to shake up the norm. This perfect balance makes Halifax one of the best places in the world to visit, no matter what a visitor is looking for: see for yourself in this video!

Nature lovers will find sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, and hiking, birding, and beachcombing. Urbanites can enjoy the symphony, live theater, art galleries, and museums, along with a lively nightlife that includes brewpubs and a great culinary scene.

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.