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Opportunity ID:
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Short-term appointment

Requisition ID: 148547 

Opportunity Type: Short-term appointment 


About the Opportunity

Nova Scotia Health is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Site Specialty Lead for Anaesthesia at Cumberland Regional Hospital in the Northern Zone.  Reporting to the Department Head for Anaesthesia, the Site Specialty Lead works with the local physicians to ensure a high standard of patient care is maintained by the medical staff, in accordance with the law, the Bylaws, the Rules and Regulations, licensing and accreditation standards.

The role provides a clinician perspective to all relevant operational and administrative issues with particular focus on quality and patient safety.

About the Department of Anaesthesia

•    Represents more than 15-20 physicians working in Truro, Amherst and New Glasgow.
•    Oversees the provision of anaesthetic services across the Northern Zone. 


  • Acts as a Physician Lead for the Department of Anaesthesia at the applicable site and carries out (or delegates) duties decided upon by the department; 
  • Ensures that Medical Staff of the Department of Anaesthesia are compliant with the Bylaws and Rules and regulations of the Nova Scotia Health;
  • Brings forward issues and perspectives of Medical Staff within the Department of Anaesthesia at the applicable site to the Zone Executive Director and/or Zone Department Head for consideration and/or resolution.


  • MD (with College Certification in Anaesthesia) licensed in Nova Scotia and privileged with Nova Scotia Health.
  • Evidence of past and ongoing leadership training.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Annual Compensation: $5,000-$10,000


To submit your expression of interest please provide a cover letter and CV.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be selected based on their cover letter, CV, and interview. 

Community Details

The Town of Amherst is located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy. Known as the gateway to Nova Scotia's culture and heritage, Amherst is the second largest "small town" in Nova Scotia and is known for its vibrant and active community.

Home to the Amherst Ramblers, a junior hockey league, a popular running club, and an annual baseball tournament, an active lifestyle is present in everyday life. Walk, run, cycle, snowshoe or ski along Amherst’s picturesque 1.25 km marsh side trail! No matter the season, there is something in Amherst for everyone. 

In addition to sport recreation activities, Amherst has an abundance of heritage centres that promote the tourism and business sector. With dozens of independent boutiques, services, restaurants, and chain stores, you'll find all you need here. We are a central hub in close proximity to. We're just a two-hour drive from Halifax, 90 minutes from Stanfield International Airport, an hour from Prince Edward Island, and 40 minutes from Moncton, New Brunswick.

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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Northern Zone: Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, and Pictou

Locally-crafted wine? Winter adventures? Fresh lobster? This beautiful part of the province has something for everyone – it’s as diverse in landscape as it is in recreational opportunities. Spanning from the warm water beaches of the Northumberland Straight to the surreally stunning Bay of Fundy, the region features vibrant towns, the province’s best downhill skiing, festivals and events galore, and a terroir ideal for the production of wine.