Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases

            Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Medicine

Dalhousie University/Nova Scotia Health Authority

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University/Nova Scotia Health Authority seeks applications for an Adult Infectious Diseases Physician who will serve as the Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPAC) based at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a combined Hospital/University position. Academic rank with Dalhousie University will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About this opportunity:

The Division of Infectious Diseases is one of 15 Divisions in the Department of Medicine and provides inpatient and ambulatory Infectious Diseases consultative services, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education and a rich clinical research environment. The Division supports the provincial IPAC and Occupational Health Safety and Wellness programs and is currently seeking an ID physician to contribute the Division’s clinical care mandate and to serve as the Medical Director of IPAC. Reporting to the Division Chief/Head of Infectious Diseases, the successful candidate will join a team of talented ID clinicians, IPAC practitioners, managers and staff who work collaboratively within a clearly defined service model to provide support to those involved with IPAC services for existing and emerging infectious diseases. 

This is a full time position.  An attractive remuneration and benefits package through an alternative funding plan will apply.


Provide inpatient and ambulatory ID consultation services;

Support the provincial IPAC program, focusing on Continuing Care (Long Term Care and Home Care), Primary Care, and Pre-Hospital Care (CC & PC²) by providing expertise and leadership on infection prevention and control issues to a wide range of stakeholders;

Co-lead the CC & PC² component of the provincial IPAC program;

Contribute to the planning and implementation of IPAC initiatives; 

Champion the physician engagement strategy for infection control;

Take a lead role in the scientific contributions relating to ongoing updates and revisions to guidance documents. 

Supervise and mentor Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology residents and other trainees.

Qualifications and Experience

FRCPC (or equivalent) in Infectious Diseases;

Eligible for licensure in Nova Scotia;

Completion of a one-year post-residency fellowship training in IPAC is an asset;

Post-residency experience providing IPAC infectious disease support within a healthcare organization;

Experience in a leadership position (junior or senior) in infection prevention and control;

Experience in long-term care infection prevention and control is an asset;

A track-record of IPAC-related research and/or quality improvement initiatives, ideally with a focus on continuing care is an asset.

Community Details:

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.

Halifax is a vibrant, coastal urban centre of 425,000 people that has everything you’d expect from a big city within a close-knit community. Halifax is one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. The spectacular location and creative sides of Halifax are what make the city truly one-of-a-kind. The city boasts a vibrant atmosphere including live theatre, world-class symphonic performances, and many museums and art galleries. Halifax is home to sports franchises, rowing clubs, as well as an active inter-university sports scene, a thriving amateur sports culture, and many opportunities for personal fitness. There are also endless outdoor adventures to be had while kayaking, sailing, surfing, hiking, rock-climbing, skiing, whale watching, and more.

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care that embraces family life, professional development, and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. 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.

The Department of Medicine is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.

To apply, please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and names and addresses of three referees to Kathryn McIlrath, Physician Resource Office by email at

Closing date for applications is September 17, 2021