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Opportunity ID:
East Coast Forensic Hospital
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 131165 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 200,000 - 250,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 

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About This Opportunity

We are a group of six collegial hospitalists who cover a variety of psychiatry-based services in Halifax and Dartmouth. Each hospitalist covers a specific unit/service (most of us have 0.95 FTE positions) and we collectively cover call for one week every 5 weeks (home call). We complete admission assessments on psychiatry inpatients and address any medical concerns that may arise over the course of their admission. Remuneration is competitive with no overhead fees. Specific locum details are outlined below.

Sites Available

East Coast Forensics Hospital - There is an immediate need for hospitalist coverage at the ECFH in Dartmouth until approximately June 30th, 2022. The dates between now and June 30th can be flexible and this position can be between 0.75-0.95 FTE, depending on the availability of those interested.
6 Lane, Acute Care Inpatient Psychiatry and Short Stay Unit - There will be a 2 week locum opportunity this summer from July 18th - 29th (inclusive). This position will be a 0.95 FTE and no call shifts will be required during this period of coverage. I cover these units and would be happy to meet with anyone who is interested on the units to show them around/complete an orientation if desired.
Willow Hall (Geriatric Psychiatry), Emerald Hall (Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit) at Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth - There will likely be a 6-8 week locum opportunity this summer (exact dates TBD)

To Apply

If interested, please contact Taylor Betsch (1- 506-850-8395). I recently graduated from the Dalhousie Family Medicine program myself and would be more than happy to chat about these locum opportunities/put you in touch with the other hospitalists who cover these units. Our hospitalist group will likely have more locum opportunities arising, so if you are interested but unable to accommodate the above dates, please reach out and we will certainly keep you up to date about any future locums. 

Community Details

Dartmouth is a great place for getting outside and appreciating its natural beauty on land and water. In addition to its green spaces, the City of Lakes boasts 23 lakes that provide opportunities for kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and swimming. Lake Banook is a world-class paddling course, where regattas are often held. The city features many parks and walking trails and easy access to the unspoiled coastal beauty of the Eastern Shore.

The urban centre across the harbour from downtown Halifax offers visitors everything from family restaurants, global cuisine, breweries and brewpubs, celtic pubs, and romantic bistros to traditional bakeries and fish & chip shops. On Saturdays, the Alderney Landing Farmers' Market provides marketgoers with an amazing selection of baked goods, ethnic dishes, and more..

Known affectionately as the City of Lakes, Dartmouth sits across the harbour from Halifax, sharing its urban energy and cosmopolitan feel but with a charm all its own: see for yourself, here!

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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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.