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Opportunity ID:
Cobequid Community Health Centre
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Long Term Assignment

Requisition ID: 155146 

Opportunity Type: Long Term Assignment 

Estimated Annual Salary: 0 - 25,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:  

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About This Opportunity

The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides sustainable, safe, and high quality health services which are accessible, people-centred, promote health and wellness and optimizes the health of all Nova Scotians. This is accomplished across four management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient and community based programs and services including mental health and addictions, primary health, public health, and continuing care.

The Site Specialty Lead Cobequid Emergency Department is appointed by the Central Zone Medical Executive Director and is accountable to the Zone Site Medical Lead, Cobequid Community Health Centre and Department Head of Emergency Medicine Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health for any Medical Staff practice-related matters arising from the operation of the service at the CCHC. The Lead is also responsible for working collaboratively with the Zone Head and Zone Medical Executive Director for the advancement of larger program strategies.


The Site Specialty Lead will provide strategic leadership as well as oversight of clinical care for the Emergency Medicine needs at the Cobequid Community Health Centre. The position is a Central Zone Leadership position within the Central Zone Emergency Service Council (CZESC). The role will involve an administrative component which will include working in a co-leadership structure and ensures that a high standard of patient care is maintained by the medical and non-medical staff of the Emergency Department at the CCHC, in accordance with the Medical Staff By-laws, the Rules and Regulations, and applicable licensing and accreditation standards.


Accountable to the Zone Site Medical Lead for the Cobequid Community Health Centre and the Nova Scotia Health Chief, Central Zone Network of Emergency Departments relating to the organization, and implementation of emergency medical services in accordance with organizational policies, standards and guidelines/protocols.


  1. Must be FRCP, CFPC-EM or ABEM qualified
  2. Must hold active staff privileges in the Central Zone Department of Emergency Medicine and have 75% of their clinical practice at the Cobequid Community Health Centre.
  3. Must have demonstrated leadership experience and excellent communication skills
  4. Will undergo an annual performance review conducted by the Department Head and Zone Medical Executive Director
  5. Will maintain his/her clinical activity as well as her/his commitment to support teaching and research.

Application Details

Application Deadline:  May 9, 2023
Compensation:    TBD

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Application Requirement: Please submit your cover letter and CV to:
Alice Sandall-Holt
Office of the Zone Medical Executive Director Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Community Details

Lower Sackville is a suburban community of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It lies approximately 27 km (17 mi) by road from Downtown Halifax.

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.