Physician Opportunities

We have full-time practice and locum opportunities available throughout the province, in both family practice and specialties. We also have a number of incentive programs to help you get settled.

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world-class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations.

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  • Clinical Researcher & Assistant/Associate Professor (Dalhousie Univiersity, Department of Family Medicine): Halifax

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Academic

    Clinician Researcher & Assistant/Associate Professor, 1.0 FTE

    Department of Family Medicine

    Dalhousie University

     

    The Department of Family Medicine (Halifax Site), Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), invite applications for a 1.0 full-time academic clinician researcher. Candidates will be appointed as Dalhousie Faculty and active staff with the Department of Family Practice in the Central Zone, NSHA. The position is targeted to those interested in a clinical research career.  The Department is looking for a 0.5 FTE research commitment to develop or continue one’s own program of primary care research in keeping with the themes in the Department and to participate collaboratively as a research team member with others in the Department. It is expected that the successful candidate will conduct grant funded research and obtain, local, national, and international research funding. This will include an active knowledge translation effort through publications, presentations and meetings with relevant stakeholders.

    The successful applicant’s research activities will focus on the development of primary care/family medicine research projects that are relevant to the practice of Family Medicine in Nova Scotia and Canada and may include clinical and/or health services research.  We will consider quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research skills.

    The remaining 0.5 FTE will be in clinical care, teaching and administration. This will involve provision of ambulatory, team-based, and comprehensive academic family medicine care including clinical supervision of medical learners.

    Academic responsibilities will include: the training and evaluation of family medicine residents and the teaching of medical students; contributing to the academic development and administration of the university and health authority programs of family medicine; and the support of medical students, residents, graduate students and faculty in the development of research skills in primary care. This position offers exciting opportunities for career development within academic family medicine in a dynamic department with over 400 community-based family physicians in 64 communities in the three Maritime provinces. 

    The successful candidate must have CCFP certification, be a current and ongoing member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and be eligible to obtain a full license to practice in Nova Scotia.  A thesis based MSc/MA or PhD in a related health research discipline is also required. Preference will be given to those with previous health related research, those with experience in collaborative team based research and those who have experience in supervising research students.

    Academic rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with a continuing appointment commencing early to mid-2018. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, 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. 

    Interested applicants are asked, by January 31, 2018, to 1) submit a current CV and a statement outlining their academic, clinical and scholarly interests; and the names and contact information of three referees, at least two of whom must be academic; 2) complete a self-identification questionnaire, available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid.

    Denise Lavoie, Executive Assistant c/o Dr. Fred Burge, Selection Committee Chair

    Department of Family Medicine,   Dalhousie University        

    8th Floor, 5909 Veterans’ Memorial Lane

    Halifax  NS  B3H 2E2

    dfmadmin@dal.ca

    Further information on the Department can be found @ http://family.medicine.dal.ca

  • General Psychiatrist (Operational Stress Injury Clinic) - Halifax

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Academic

    Operational Stress Injury Clinic – General Psychiatrist

    Training and Experience:  Fellowship in Psychiatry, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent as determined by the Dept. of Psychiatry; eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Experience with work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and other anxiety disorders; Depression; Chronic Pain) an asset. Experience working with assessment of police, veterans and/or Canadian forces members with operational stress injuries including anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset.

    Roles and Responsibilities:
    •    To be attending or consultant physician to ambulatory patients in the Operational Stress Injury Clinic.
    •    Conduct, order or ensure appropriate multi-axial psychiatric assessments, appropriate psychosocial and laboratory investigations, and pharmacological & psychosocial treatment 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 staff.

    Clinical duties:
    •    As directed by the Clinical Director and in keeping with the standards set out in the document “Veterans Affairs Canada Standards for OSI Clinics”
    •    Clinical direct and indirect care as part of an interdisciplinary OSI service delivery model
    •    Clinical "desk-side" teaching and didactic education
    •    Clinical administration
    •    Include on-call service
    •    Involve supervision of junior staff including residents and clinical clerks
    •    Perform research as required

    Educational Duties:  Didactic teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education level as determined in discussion with the Director of Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry.
        
    Dalhousie University is an Affirmative Action employer.

    Please send your application with a current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:

    Dr. Scott Theriault
    Dalhousie University
    Department of Psychiatry
    8th Floor, Abbie J. Lane Building
    5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane
    Halifax, NS  B3L 2E2
    scott.theriault@nsha.nshealth.ca

  • Neuroradiologist: Halifax

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Academic

    NEURORADIOLOGIST
    A diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist is required to join a group of 35 radiologists, five of whom specialize in neuroradiology. The candidate will be an FRCPC, or equivalent, in Diagnostic Radiology and have a minimum two-year fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology. The candidate will be proficient in both neurointervention and imaging and will have a proven academic record.

    The QEII Health Sciences Centre is the largest tertiary care group of teaching hospitals in Atlantic Canada and part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. It is the core adult clinical teaching facility for Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine. There are active residency programs in Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine. The department is affiliated with the Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre, a research institute conducting research in high field strength magnetic resonance imaging, magnetoencephalography and preclinical imaging devices and techniques.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

    Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:
    Dr. David C. Barnes
    Professor and Head, Department of Radiology
    Dalhousie University
    Central Zone Chief, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
    QEII Health Sciences Centre
    1276 South Park Street
    Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
    (c/o sherry.wilson@nshealth.ca)
    https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/radiology.html

  • Cardiac Radiologist: Halifax

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Academic

    ACADEMIC CARDIAC RADIOLOGIST
    A diagnostic radiologist with subspecialty training in cardiothoracic imaging is required to join an academic practice group of 35 radiologists at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. The candidate will be an FRCPC, or equivalent, in Diagnostic Radiology, and have a fellowship in Cardiac Imaging. Expertise in all aspects of cardiac imaging including CT and MRI is essential. A proven academic record in research and/or education is essential.

    The QEII Health Sciences Centre is the largest adult tertiary care centre in Atlantic Canada and is part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. It is the core adult clinical teaching facility for Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine. In addition to residency programs in Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine, the Department of Diagnostic Imaging offers a fellowship program in Cardiothoracic Imaging.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Candidates must be available no later than July 31, 2018.

    Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:
    Dr. David C. Barnes
    Professor and Head, Department of Radiology
    Dalhousie University
    Zone Chief, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
    Nova Scotia Health Authority
    1276 South Park Street
    Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
    (c/o sherry.wilson@nshealth.ca)
    https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/radiology.html

  • Anaesthesiologists: Halifax

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Academic

    The Dalhousie Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is seeking anesthesiologists interested in locums or permanent positions to join its dynamic and growing team. As part of our team, you will enjoy a challenging and rewarding career that offers outstanding clinical and academic opportunities. You will also enjoy big city convenience amid small town charm. Our anesthesiologists provide a full spectrum of general and specialty anesthesia services, perioperative and critical care medicine and acute and chronic pain management, performing about 70,000 procedures annually, primarily at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Atlantic Canada’s largest tertiary care centre, and the IWK Health Centre, Maritime Canada’s referral centre for pediatric and women’s care. Requirements include a full Nova Scotia medical license and a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification (or equivalent) in the specialty of anesthesia, as well as a clinical fellowship or subspecialty training.

    Qualified applicants should submit a current CV and a statement outlining their clinical and academic interests. Three letters of reference, two of which must come from academic referees, must also be sent under separate cover to the chair of the human resources subcommittee: Dr. Jane Henderson. Potential candidates must possess the requisite qualifications to obtain a full licence with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Canadians citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an employment equity, affirmative action employer. The university encourages applications from qualified aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

    To learn more, visit: http://www.nsanesthesia.ca or contact:
    Dr. Jane Henderson,
    Chair of the Human Resources Subcommittee
    Department of Anesthesia
    10 West Victoria
    1276 South Park Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 2Y9
    dalhumres@gmail.com

  • Note:

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