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IWK Health
Halifax (City), Nova Scotia (CA)
Competitive salary + Benefits
Closing date
Apr 1, 2024






IWK Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine in Dalhousie University are jointly recruiting a leader for the IWK Health Department of Emergency Medicine and for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine within the Dalhousie University Department of Emergency Medicine. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and accomplished individual with demonstrated leadership, clinical and academic credibility, and strategic vision to direct and manage clinical and academic affairs in the Department within an integrated health system.  


This 1.0 FTE (0.4FTE administration/0.6FTE clinical) role requires dynamic leadership and vision in clinical and academic domains, together with management skill to affect excellence in care, education, and research within available resources, and to align strategically and operationally within an integrated health system. The incumbent must negotiate, nurture and leverage opportunities to maximize productivity through collaboration, partnership, and integration of academic and clinical practice.  The successful candidate will have an MD, hold or be eligible for medical licensure in Nova Scotia, preferred to be eligible to sit for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, or have 5 years of dedicated experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine with CCFP-EM or FRCPC certification in Emergency Medicine or FRCPC certification in Pediatrics. 


As Chief, IWK Department of Emergency Medicine, you will be responsible to the CEO through the Vice-President Medicine, Quality & Safety for all medical administration and functioning of the Department and will work in partnership with the Directors of the Children’s Health Program to ensure the effective provision of emergency services for our child and adolescent population. As the Dalhousie University Department of Emergency Medicine’s lead in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, you will be responsible to the Head of the Dalhousie University Department of Emergency Medicine for all clinical/academic activities of the Department and its members.


Dalhousie University’s Medical School serves Maritime Canada: the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. IWK Health provides quality care to women, children, youth, and families in the Maritimes and beyond.  It is engaged in leading-edge research; works to promote healthy lifestyles for families; and supports education opportunities for health professionals and other learners. Services provided by IWK Health are delivered through three programs: Children's Health; Mental Health and Addictions; and Women's and Newborn Health. The Department of Emergency Medicine/ Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides a full range of service in IWK Health’s Emergency Department, which receives about 40,000 visits annually, as well as supporting active teaching and research programs.


The Department works closely with colleagues at Nova Scotia Health, which includes the academic health sciences centre for the adult population. The Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine is located adjacent to the IWK, greatly facilitating clinical and research collaboration.


Halifax, Nova Scotia is a vibrant and growing ocean-front city with a population of approximately 500,000. Ranked #1 in MacLean’s Best Communities, Halifax boasts diverse neighborhoods, many of which are an easy walk, bike, or short drive to IWK Health. Enjoy many excellent restaurants, trails, parks, and frequent community events around the “City of Trees”. A quick drive outside the city will bring you to spectacular beaches, vineyards, hiking and mountain bike trails, sailing, surfing, and other outdoor adventures. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. IWK Health and Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases, and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.


The review of applications for this position will commence as soon as the competition closes. To apply for this exceptional opportunity, interested applicants are asked, by April 1st, 2024, to submit a current CV and a statement outlining their academic, clinical, and scholarly interests; and the names and contact information of three referees to the attention of:

Dr. Douglas Sinclair

Vice President Medicine, Quality & Safety

IWK Health

5850/5980 University Avenue

Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

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