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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Locum to Permanent

Requisition ID: 127154 

Opportunity Type: Locum to Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

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About This Opportunity

The Hospitalist Medicine Service (HMS) at the QEII Health Sciences Center in Halifax is seeking hospitalists to join our team. The QEII functions as community hospital for Halifax and the tertiary/quaternary care center for Nova Scotia and the Atlantic provinces. The HMS covers 118 beds at the QEII across both the Halifax Infirmary and Victoria General sites, with future expansion expected. There is opportunity for part-time and full-time positions, effective immediately. Remuneration is daily provincial rate; night call is via stipend and facility-on-call fee.


HMS offers a team approach to inpatient care. We seek hospitalists who will model excellence in general medical care, have superb communication skills with patients and families, and who work well in team settings.




  • Provide direct inpatient care for patients admitted to the HMS, QEII 
  • Provide a full range of clinical care inpatient care, in keeping with the Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine’s Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine
  • Most responsible physician (MRP) coverage for admitted patients, ensuring all laboratory, imaging consultation and other reports are received and reviewed daily
  • Equitable participation in after-hours call coverage 
  • Participation in daily flow discussions 
  • Embrace the Home First Philosophy of NS Health in efficient discharge planning with focus on expected length of stay with patient/caregivers at time of admission
  • Participate in HMS quality improvement, operational and research initiatives
  • Attend site-based physician meetings 
  • Demonstrate commitment to delivering the highest quality care and maintenance of competence 
  • Demonstrate an interest in teaching, as HMS is an established core teaching service with Dalhousie Family Medicine 

Expected Hours

  • Full time (2 weeks per month) or part time (variable) 
  • Schedule is flexible 
  • Equitable participation in weekend call (minimum 1:4 for full time)
  • Equitable participation in night call (minimum 1-2 nights per week covered)


Interested physicians should send their letter of interest and CV to Dr. Susan Ripley, Site Lead of QEII Hospitalist Medicine Service 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.