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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Long Term Assignment
Medical Leadership (Zone-wide)

Requisition ID: 159872 

Opportunity Type: Temporary 

Estimated Annual Salary: 25,000 - 50,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 


About the Opportunity

OPOR is Nova Scotia’s vision for a single integrated health record for every person in the province.  The Physician Lead will be a visible and active supporter of OPOR with responsibility for change management including clinician engagement and practice standardization to ensure quality of care across multiple information systems. These roles will ensure provincial representation based on Geography, Organization, and clinical specialty.


The Physician lead, under the supervision of the CMIO and VP Medicine of IWK and Nova Scotia Health, will be responsible for leading the institutional efforts to continue to build, validate, and optimally implement the physician and advanced practice provider components of a province wide Clinical Information System and any digitally-enabled health care. The Physician lead will have a focused responsibility across their designated specialty area or zone as appropriate, with special attention on CIS implementation and physician engagement by integrating the resources and priorities derived from Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health leadership and Nova Scotia Digital Services. 


Reporting directly to the CMIO and VP Medicine of Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health, the Physician lead will: 

  • Support OPOR Readiness and the physician components of the clinical practice standardization across the NSHA and IWK to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care using clinical systems and knowledge-driven care.  
  • Engage patient care providers with varying roles including physicians, interprofessional team members, ancillary department personnel, and health records professionals to contribute to the effective use of the clinical information system.  
  • Assist to create clinical protocols, standardization and metrics of clinical documentation to facilitate successful adoption of clinical applications.
  • Serve as a practicing physician leader who routinely uses clinical information systems for patient care who will:
    • promote the use of information technology in the clinical setting to improve safety, quality, patient and family satisfaction, efficiency in delivery of care, and integration with biomedical equipment;
    • identify needs and support the training of clinicians on the clinical systems;
    • demonstrate  and educate clinicians on the effective use of clinical systems to improve and positively affect patient care;
    • leverage clinical and health data to improve services and daily operations;  and,  
    • identifies opportunities for ongoing systems improvement and changes needed to best realize the advantages of clinical automation.


  • The One Person One Record Physician Leads will be assigned by service area.
  • FFS basis
  • Active member of PAC (must send delegate if unable to attend)
  • Active participant in departmental/network, service area meetings as One Person One Record representative
  • Participate in Physician Needs Assessment(s) for clinical area
  • Identify and engage with champions and subject matter experts
  • Directly liaise with physicians with questions, concerns, and feedback
  • Expectation of minimum one presentation per month to service areas
  • Expectation of relevant contribution to design sessions meetings (clinical area)
  • One Person One Record champion across province with external stakeholders
  • Engagements with Clinical Teams

By Service Areas:

Perioperative, Anesthesia, General Medicine, Palliative, Primary Care, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Emergency Department, Zonal x 4 and IWK, Oncology, and Mental Health


  • Medical Degree required
  • Licensed physician with current practice required
  • Informatics experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to listen to the voice of our providers for their needs and recommendations
  • Viewed as credible, visionary, and able to produce results 
  • Sound understanding of technical issues and ability to explain them to peers and users
  • Commitment to the use of technology to improve and positively affect patient care
  • Keen understanding of the regulatory and risk management requirement for the CIS
  • Ability to develop flexible, transferable models for pathways of care and order set management 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant understanding of pain points, capabilities, and deficiencies in the process
  • Possesses good grasp clinical work flow inpatient specialty units preferred.
  • Previous experience in clinical outcomes, patient safety and quality management preferred.
  • Previous experience in routine use of clinical information systems for patient care preferred.
  • Successful experience with implementation of healthcare applications preferred.
  • Experience with innovation preferred.
  • Training in medical administration, informatics or public health preferred.
  • Expertise in data analytics and population health preferred.

Time Requirements

Estimated at 4-6 hours per week. 


By combination of deliverable compensation. 


To submit your expression of interest please provide a cover letter and CV through the Success Factors Portal. We encourage all applicants to also submit their cover letter and CV directly to Dr. Ashley Miller ( and Dr. Matthew Clarke (

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.