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Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a part-time psychiatrist to join the Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic. The successful candidate will participate in clinical direct and indirect care as part of an interdisciplinary OSI service delivery model with clinical duties directed by the Clinical Director and in keeping with the standards set out in the document Veterans Affairs Canada Standards for OSI Clinics

This role includes some teaching and didactic education and will also support research as needed (and conduct it if personally desired). The successful candidate will participate in supervision of junior staff including residents and clinical clerks and participate in the on-call service.


  • To be attending or consultant physician to ambulatory patients in the OSI Clinic
  • Conduct, order, or 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 staff
  • Didactic teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education level as determined in discussion with the Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry.


  • Fellowship in Psychiatry, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent as determined by the Deptartment of Psychiatry
  • Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Experience with work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and chronic Pain) is an asset 
  • Experience working with assessment of police, and/or Canadian forces members and Veterans with operational stress injuries including re post-trauma, anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset 

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 disabilites, 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.  

Please send your application with a current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:
Dr. Scott Theriault, Department of Psychiatry
Dalhousie University
8th Floor, 5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane  
Halifax, NS B3L 2E2                   



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