Chief, Department of Women's and Obstetric Anesthesia

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CHIEF, DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN’S & OBSTETRIC ANESTHESIA

 IWK HEALTH

DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIA

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

                                HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

IWK Health is recruiting a medical leader for the IWK Health Department of Women’s & Obstetric Anesthesia. This position 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.  

As Chief of IWK Department of Women’s & Obstetric Anesthesia, they will be responsible to the CEO through the Vice President Medicine, Quality & Safety for all administration and operational functioning of the IWK department. They will provide leadership to the anesthesia team and will work in partnership with the directors of the Women’s & Newborn Health Program to ensure the effective provision of obstetrical and adult women’s anesthesia services. As the Dalhousie University Department of Anesthesia’s lead in Women’s & Obstetric Anesthesia, the successful candidate will be accountable to the Head of the Dalhousie University Department of Anesthesia for all academic activities of the department and its members.

This role requires dynamic leadership and vision in clinical and academic domains, together with management skills 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 must be a licensed physician registered with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) or equivalent and be licensed to practice in the province of Nova Scotia and have relevant training and experience in obstetrical anesthesia. They should have administrative leadership experience, as well as academic experience, and have strong interpersonal and communications skills.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. IWK Health and Dalhousie University encourage applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, 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 October 1, 2021, 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

Tel: (902) 470-7144

E-mail: douglas.sinclair@iwk.nshealth.ca