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

Requisition ID: 164824 

Opportunity Type: Long Term Assignment 

Estimated Annual Salary: 0 - 25,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 


About the Opportunity

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Health (NSH) Trauma Program leads collaboration between tertiary/quaternary, regional, and community sites to ensure a highly efficient, effective, and integrated trauma care system for all Nova Scotians. To support the care of trauma patients across Nova Scotia, our program is seeking physician specialists with expertise in the resuscitation of trauma patients for the position of Trauma Team Leader (TTL) within the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII).
Under the supervision of the Senior Medical Director, NSH Trauma Program, the TTL provides consultation to patients meeting Trauma Team Activation (TTA) criteria and provides on-call availability on a provincial basis for trauma consultation. When activated, the TLL is responsible for all resuscitative trauma procedures in the QEII Emergency Department and identifying any necessary investigative procedures for the patient.


After resuscitation, the TTL is responsible for directing the patient into the care of the Admitting Physician or collaborating with the EM staff for patients who do not require admission. If multiple investigations, interventions, and consultations are required, the TTL will be responsible for the determination of all priorities in patient care.

The TTL is responsible for the supervision of residents, medical students and other trainees who are part of the trauma team.  Expectations include teaching responsibilities as determined by the Senior Medical Director, including team debriefing after major traumas. 
Other expectations include supporting other educational, operational, quality and research objectives of the NSH Trauma Program. 

These responsibilities are meant to indicate the job responsibilities and duties and are not inclusive. Performance evaluations will be conducted annually by the Senior Medical Director

Expected Hours

As part of a monthly schedule with other TTLs, the successful candidate will function as TTL from 1700-0700, 2-4 shifts per month. 


  • All applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) (
  • All specialists must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • All family physicians must have membership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • All applicants must hold membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • All applicants must have a current ATLS Certification
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for privileges with NSH
  • Experience and expertise in the management of inpatients within a large organization
  • Must be able to promote and maintain good interpersonal skills
  • Mental, visual, and physical demand – High; must be able to deal with stressful situations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience as a Trauma Team Leader is an asset 
  • Experience as a resident trauma team leader is an asset
  • ATLS instructor status is an asset
  • Specific trauma training, including dedicated trauma fellowship or equivalent, is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in successful program development is an asset
  • Expertise in crisis resource management. Formal coursework is an asset 

To Apply

Applicants should send their letter of intent with supporting documentation, including a CV, to Dr. Robert Green, Senior Medical Director of Trauma Nova Scotia through Erica Spinney (
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated.


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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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.