Psychiatrist - Department of Psychiatry, Nova Scotia Health and Dalhousie University

Date: Jun 10, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 133741 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca

About the Opportunity

The Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is recruiting for a part time or full time psychiatrist for Nova Scotia Health’s (NSH) Central Zone Community Mental Health and Addictions (CMHA) Program. 
The Department of Psychiatry is a mid-sized clinical academic department within the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Faculty work as members of multidisciplinary teams within the Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Addiction Program to provide general psychiatric services to patients primarily in the Central Zone and specialty services to patients across the province. 
This is a part time or full time position. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To be attending or consultant physician to ambulatory patients in the CMHA Program
  • Conduct, order and ensure appropriate psychiatric assessments, appropriate psychosocial and laboratory investigations, and pharmacological & psychosocial interventions as per current standard practice
  • Take part in a psychiatry on-call schedule as required within the clinical program unless specifically exempted 
  • Share in the short-term coverage of other services as needed during holidays or illness of other members of the department
  • Experience working within an interdisciplinary team to provide care and treatment for persons with moderate to severe psychiatric disorder

Clinical duties: 

•    As directed by the head of the section of community psychiatry at Dalhousie University
•    Clinical direct and indirect care as part of an interdisciplinary team
•    Clinical "desk-side" teaching and didactic education
•    Clinical administration
•    Include on-call service
•    Involve supervision of junior staff including residents and clinical clerks
•    Support research as needed (and conduct it if personally desired)

 

Educational Duties: Didactic teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education level as determined in discussion with the director of education, Department of Psychiatry. 
Research:  Research and other scholarly innovation are encouraged; candidates who have a sufficient track record in mental health research may be eligible for protected research time depending on agreement with the Department of Psychiatry’s research and executive leadership.

Qualifications

Remuneration is based upon a highly competitive Academic Funding Plan, which pays for time spent in clinical service, teaching and research. The remuneration for this position is $342,000 per year.

Successful candidates will receive academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience as per university protocols. 
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.

The university encourages 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. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity  
Please send CV and cover letter to:  Janet Bardon, Physician Resource Manager, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University:  Janet.Bardon@nshealth.ca  

Community Details

Halifax, the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia's capital city, sits in the center of Nova Scotia's east coast and is an important seaport that looks out over one of the world's largest natural harbors.


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.

Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 18,500 students, including 3,500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries. Its medical school (www.medicine.dal.ca), founded in 1868, teaches scientific excellence and humanity in medicine, facilitates leading health research, influences social and health policy, and helps drive the regional economy. Through Dalhousie, the Department of Surgery is affiliated with New Brunswick’s Horizon Health Network and has additional affiliated staff throughout the Maritime provinces.

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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