GP Hospitalist, Division of Neurology - Halifax

Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 125118 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 200,000 - 250,000 

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 


About the Opportunity

The Division of Neurology in Central Zone is recruiting to the position of fulltime hospitalist. The position will involve provision of care to patients admitted to the inpatient neurology unit, primarily the Acute Stroke Unit, at the Halifax Infirmary. The position will be available on January 1st, 2022 and is a term position until September 30, 2022.
The Division of Neurology is an integral part of the Department of Medicine and provides inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth services for Nova Scotia Health as well as the Maritime Provinces. The Acute Stroke Unit is the tertiary/quaternary centre for stroke care in Nova Scotia and provides specialized care including endovascular thrombectomy to patients from across the province.
The inpatient neurology unit is a 30 bed unit based on 7.4 at the Halifax Infirmary. The majority of patients are under the Stroke Team, an excellent interdisciplinary team that includes nurse practitioner and allied health care members. Overall care is supervised by an attending neurologist who rounds daily and oversees acute stroke management decisions. The hospitalist position has been newly created to facilitate inpatient care during a temporary period of reduced neurology manpower.


  • The hospitalist will be responsible for the daytime general medical management of patients on the service, with potential rounding on weekends.
  • There is no nighttime call.


The Acute Stroke Unit offers a unique team approach to inpatient care where the opinions and knowledge of others is valued; information is exchanged openly and respectfully; problem solving is strong and creative; and communication with patients is effective and thoughtful. We seek a hospitalist who will model excellence in general medical care, have superb communication skills with patients and their families, and work well in team settings.  


Interested candidates who are certified members in good standing with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS), should send curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three referees to   A comprehensive remuneration and benefits package through an alternative funding plan will apply. 
Ian Grant, MD, FRCPC 
Halifax Infirmary site 
1796 Summer Street, Room 3824 
Halifax, NS   B3H 3A7

Community Details

Halifax is the economic and cultural hub of eastern Canada and is situated on the world’s second largest natural harbor and is home to Dalhousie University.  The scenic beauty of Nova Scotia, extensive coastline, Cabot trail, world’s highest tides, UNESCO world heritage sites, and vibrant culture make Halifax an ideal setting for a work-life balance.

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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