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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  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Sub-Specialist

    Physician Category: Specialist
    Employment Term: Full-time, Academic

    Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Sub‐Specialist
    Academic Clinical Faculty Position (1.0 FTE)
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre &
    Atlantic Assisted Reproductive Therapies (AART)

     

    Applications are invited for the position of REI sub‐specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IWK Health Centre & Dalhousie University. The successful candidate will possess an MD plus FRCSC or equivalent certification and have completed a fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

    This position is part of a group practice and the incumbent will hold a continuing appointment with Dalhousie University. The clinical and academic responsibilities will be carried out at the IWK Health Centre and AART, a state of the art private clinic located within walking distance of the IWK Health Centre.

    For candidates with significant administrative and leadership experience, this role could include the responsibilities of Division Head and Medical Director of AART. Applications will be considered for individuals
    with less leadership experience for the role of a full‐time academic clinician. This position reports to the Department Head. Academic rank upon appointment will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the university teaching program, conduct or participate in biomedical or clinical research, and assume some administrative
    responsibilities. The Department will give preference to applicants with experience and expertise in all clinical activities as well as a demonstrated aptitude and interest in research and with leadership expertise and aptitude.

    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.

    Interested applicants must submit: a curriculum vitae; a brief statement of research and teaching interests, and experience; a completed self‐identification questionnaire (which can be found at:
    www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid) by February 2, 2018 to:
    Dr. Renda Bouzayen, Chair
    REI Search Committee
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    5980 University Ave.
    Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
    Email: catherine.hamblin@iwk.nshealth.ca

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • Family Medicine: Halifax (Department of Psychiatry)

    Physician Category: Family Physician
    Employment Term: Locum, Academic

    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY and DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Locum Tenens – General Medicine

    The Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Authority has an excellent opportunity for a 2 month Locum Tenens for a full-time family physician (FP) to work on the general psychiatric units within the Mental Health Program. This is an immediate start with the possibility of extension and a permanent position.

     

    The position would involve providing general medical care as a consultant to the multi-disciplinary teams which involve consumers in their own care. All aspects of the position would require the FP to work with multi-disciplinary teams in an enthusiastic manner with the capacity for self-direction.
    The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
     Medical degree and current registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
     Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
     Ability to maintain clear records of patient evaluations
     Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
     Must be eligible for medical staff privileges with the Nova Scotia Health Authority

    Remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience and is based upon a highly competitive Alternative Funding Plan. The Halifax Regional Municipality, made up of several communities, has a reputation for friendliness and boasts a rich diversity of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although 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 qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.For information on licensure in Nova Scotia please consult the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia website at www.cpsns.ns.ca.

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

    Dr. Scott Theriault scott.theriault@nshealth.ca Dalhousie University, Department of Psychiatry 8th Floor, Abbie J. Lane Building, 5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane Halifax, NS B3H 2E2

    Dalhousie web site is www.medicine.dal.ca

  • 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

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