Psychiatrist, ASD and CMHA Services

Date: Sep 28, 2023

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 0A1

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 145598 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: $368,000

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 

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About the Opportunity

The Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is recruiting for a fulltime psychiatrist for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) care as part of the Community Health and Addictions (CMHA) services of the Adult Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP) of the Central Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (CZ-NSHA).
The Department of Psychiatry is a mid-sized clinical academic department within the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry 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.

Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Promotes excellence in clinical and academic work by the services in relation to strategic planning, quality assurance/improvement, and resource allocation, with particular attention to patients who have ASD.
  2. Builds capacity of other health care providers in relation to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of such patients with ASD.
  3. Promotes optimal interprofessional functioning of the services through role modeling.
  4. Regularly attends team meetings of the services and other meetings such as of the Section of Community Psychiatry and the Department of Psychiatry.
  5. Collaborates with other psychiatrists and staff in the Services and in the Section of Community Psychiatry and in other sections/divisions of the Department of Psychiatry, to ensure seamless care for patients.
  6. Provides clinical care (assessment and treatment) to adult outpatients with suspected or confirmed ASD and to other adult outpatients with mental disorders.


  1. Established experience as a psychiatrist working in outpatient clinical academic environments with a demonstrated commitment to teaching in a clinical academic setting; part of this experience involves adult patients with such ASD.
  2. Demonstrated effectiveness in working with teams of professionals across disciplines.
  3. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with service users (patients and their families), other service providers (such as allied health care providers and social service providers), and other stakeholders. 
  4. Willingness to work flexibly in response to changing organizational requirements.

Remuneration is based upon a highly competitive Academic Funding Plan, which pays for time spent in clinical service, teaching and research. Successful candidates will receive academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience as per university protocols.


For information on licensure in Nova Scotia, please consult the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

To Apply

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 .
Please send CV and cover letter to: Dr. Abraham Rudnick, Head of the Section of Community Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University via the physician resource manager:

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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