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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 169313 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: To Be Determined  

Type of Remuneration: Other 

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About the Opportunity

The Division of Cardiac Surgery at Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health are seeking to hire a Cardiac surgeon for a two month locum (to be determined) to be based at the QEII Health Sciences Center (QEII HSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  The QEII HSC is the tertiary and quaternary care referral center for approximately two million people in the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.  


The successful candidate will join 9 other surgical specialists in our University based academic clinical practice.  To qualify, the candidate must be certified in Cardiac Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is expected to have skills in coronary artery bypass grafting, mitral valve replacement/repair, aortic valve replacement, Bentall procedures and Type A repairs.  The candidate will also have VAD/Transplant training at the fellowship level and experience in the intensive care unit is mandatory. The candidate must be eligible for licensure in Nova Scotia. 


The successful applicant will report to the Head of the Division of Cardiac Surgery.  We value maintaining a working environment that is optimal for the delivery of excellent health care. 


Compensation is through participation in the Dalhousie University, Department of Surgery. 



  • Candidates must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada ( RCPSC
  • Must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS).

To Apply

The Department of Surgery commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The department encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.


Applications, accompanied by a CV, and the names of three referees, will be accepted until November 30, 2023 and should be sent to:    
Dr. Jeremy Wood
Head, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Halifax Infirmary Site, QEII HSC
1796 Summer Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 3A7
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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.