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Opportunity ID:
Multiple Locations, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 179960

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: $50,000 - $52, 500

Type of Remuneration: Other

About the Opportunity

Nova Scotia Health is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Department Head for Internal Medicine in the Northern Zone.  Reporting to the Zone Medical Executive Director, the Department Head is responsible for the operations of the Internal Medicine Medical staff and to ensure that department members are compliant with the Bylaws and Rules and regulations of the NSHA. The role provides leadership to the Internal Medicine site specialty leads as well as performance management and physician resource planning for members of the department.


The Zone Medical Department Head for Internal Medicine:

  • Represents more than 15 physicians working in Truro, Amherst, and New Glasgow. 
  • Oversees the provision of internal medicine services across the Northern Zone

The successful applicant may work at any site in the zone.


The Zone Medical Department Head for Internal Medicine agrees to the following service deliverables: 

  1. Ensure that department members are compliant with the Bylaws and Rules and regulations of the NSHA;
  2. Hold regular department meetings and provide the Zone Medical Executive Director with meeting minutes;
  3. Attend relevant committee meetings as assigned by the Medical Executive Director;
  4. Works with Specialty Site Leads to ensure service continuity is maintained through Department scheduling practices, including but not limited to vacation requests, on-call scheduling, and locum utilization;
  5. Participate in the monitoring of standards, quality, and utilization of resources of the department in the zone;
  6. Provide Performance management for all department members;
  7. Provide complaint and discipline management for department members;
  8. Supports the research agenda within the department;
  9. Participate in any clinical services planning for the Zone/NSHA;
  10. Leads recruitment/retention for the department for the Zone;
  11. Ensures that new hire and onboarding processes are completed with support from the Specialty Site Lead as required;
  12. Participate in Leadership development.


  • MD (with College Certification in Internal Medicine) licensed in Nova Scotia
  • Evidence of past and ongoing leadership training.


Annual Compensation:  $50,000 - $52,500

Submission: To submit your expression of interest please provide a cover letter and CV through the Success Factors Portal 

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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Recruitment Process

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Northern Zone: Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, and Pictou

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