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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 119581 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 


About the Opportunity

The IWK Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is recruiting a full time (1.0 FTE) child and adolescent psychiatrist for a 12-month locum in child and adolescent inpatient psychiatry starting Jan. 1, 2022. The IWK is an academic tertiary care health centre for children, women and families in the Maritime Provinces. It has a large Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions Program in which the IWK Department of Psychiatry conducts its clinical work. The IWK opened the Garron Centre, a state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric unit for youth up to 19 years of age, in 2014. The unit has 14 beds and two inpatient psychiatrists working with a strong multidisciplinary team. The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is one of the largest academic groups in Canada. The division provides teaching and research opportunities through its affiliation with the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.

Expected Hours

  • full-time
  • on call requirement 


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 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, visit

For information on licensure in Nova Scotia please consult the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia website at
Applicants should send an electronic copy of their CV and the names and contact information of three references who may be contacted at a later date to:
Dr. Alexa Bagnell, professor and head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at

Dalhousie website:

IWK Health Centre web

Community Details

Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada, an area of the country known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground.” It is a friendly, family-oriented city, with a rich diversity of recreational, cultural and education opportunities.

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.


Next Steps...

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Central Zone: Halifax, Eastern Shore, and Windsor-West Hants

From the modern yet historic city of Halifax, to the rugged and wild Eastern Shore, this region of Nova Scotia is a compelling study of contrasts. The largest city east of Montreal, Halifax is the cosmopolitan centre, bursting with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. But just a short drive (or bike ride) out of the city, the allure of nature envelopes you. Imagine dinner and the theatre at night, surfing and hiking the next morning.