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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Long Term Assignment

Requisition ID: 156213 

Opportunity Type: Long Term Assignment 

Estimated Annual Salary: 0 - 25,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 

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This leadership role is fully funded through Veterans Affairs Canada and is accountable to the Central Zone Department Head of Family Practice, NSHA.  The Medical Director works in a Co-leadership relationship with the Health Services Director, Veterans Services to provide high quality, resident centred care to the veterans who reside in the Veterans Memorial Building in a manner consistent with the mission of Veterans Affairs Canada which strives to “provide exemplary, client centred services and benefits that respond to the needs of Veterans, other clients and their families in recognition of their service to Canada and keep their memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians”. The Medical Director, in this collaborative role, is involved in the decision making regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of medical care, clinical practice standards, policies and initiatives that lead to the enhancement of resident centred care.  


  • Ensure the development of standards and policies of resident driven care that reflect the VAC Mission statement in the context of the needs of Veterans and their families
  • Facilitate regular meetings between Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy to optimize collaborative clinical practice opportunities
  • Continue to foster clinical and research relationships with Geriatrics and other disciplines as we work towards a culture of excellence in frail older adult care at the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building
  • Continue to work with NSHA leadership in clinical service planning that is aligned with NSHA strategic directions and responsive to the evolving needs of the frail older adult population at VMB
  • Report on professional and clinical matters to the Head, Department of Family Practice
  • Develop and monitor key clinical indicators in the development of an effective quality assurance program
  • Develop and maintain the physician on call system to insure medical coverage 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. Meet regularly with family physicians to review issues pertaining to the delivery of care
  • Co-chair the Veterans Services Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement and Safety Team
  • Initiate and participate in quality and resident/patient safety reviews
  • Develop clinical processes, policies and procedures that reflect evidence based practice , meet Accreditation Canada Standards and efficiently utilize budget resources
  • Provide 2.5 days per week of dedicated time to the Medical Director role 
  • Maintain clinical activity and participate in regular on-call rotation
  • Attend meetings as required including Veterans Services Management and the meetings with the Head of DFP.


  • Medical Doctor with Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  
  • Holds or is eligible to hold privileges in the Central Zone Department of Family Practice, NSHA
  • Certificate in Health Care of the Elderly as asset
  • Clinical and administrative experience in care of the elderly.  

Application Deadline

May 9, 2023

To Apply

Please submit your expression of interest and CV outlining your experience in relation to the accountabilities for the position to Dr. Rod McGory, QEII Medical Site Lead at

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.


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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.