Requisition ID: 144909
Opportunity Type: Permanent
Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000
Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan
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About This Opportunity
The Department of Psychiatry of Dalhousie University and Mental Health and Addictions, Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health (NSH), has an excellent opportunity for a family physician (FP) to work on the general psychiatric units within the Mental Health Program.
The position would involve a unique team approach to inpatient care where Mental Health Hospitalists provide comprehensive, compassionate high-quality care, which involves patients as active participants 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 (CPSNS)
- Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills
- Ability to maintain clear records of patient evaluations and clinical thought process
- 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 (including Halifax), has a reputation for friendliness and boasts a rich diversity of recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities.
Home to three Dalhousie campuses, Halifax is a vibrant, coastal urban centre of 425,000 people that has everything you’d expect from a big city within a close-knit community. One of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Halifax is home to innovative tech and entrepreneurial communities, as well as thriving financial and ocean technology sectors. Halifax plays an essential role in the economic development of the North Atlantic seaboard and fosters a flourishing offshore industry, ground-breaking life sciences research and development, and a wealth of business opportunities. Ranked as first among mid-sized cities in North America in overall cost competitiveness, Halifax is the economic leader in the region with the resource, labour force, and cost advantages to attract high-profile businesses. The spectacular location and creative sides of Halifax are what make the city truly one-of-a-kind. The city boasts a vibrant atmosphere including live Theatre, world-class Symphonic performances, and many museums and art galleries. Halifax is also home to sports franchises, rowing clubs, as well as an active inter-university sports scene, a thriving amateur sports culture, and many opportunities for personal fitness. There are also endless outdoor adventures to be had while kayaking, sailing, surfing, hiking, rock-climbing, skiing, whale watching, and more.
Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 18,500 students, including 3,500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries. Its medical school (www.medicine.dal.ca), founded in 1868, teaches scientific excellence and humanity in medicine, facilitates leading health research, influences social and health policy, and helps drive the regional economy. Through Dalhousie, the Department of Surgery is affiliated with New Brunswick’s Horizon Health Network and has additional affiliated staff throughout the Maritime provinces.
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.