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Opportunity ID:
Flexible within the Zone, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 135696 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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About This Opportunity

The Department of Psychiatry of Dalhousie University and Mental Health and Addictions, Central Zone, NSH has an excellent opportunity for a family physician (FP) to work on the general psychiatric units within the Mental Health Program.

The Mental Health Hospitalists provide comprehensive, compassionate high-quality care and take a unique team approach to inpatient care wherein forensic patients at the East Coast Forensic Hospital are 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. East Coast Forensic Hospital is an 86 bed facility.


The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • Medical degree and current registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of N.S.
  • 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
  • Eligible for medical staff privileges with Nova Scotia Health

Remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience and is based upon a highly competitive Alternative Funding Plan. Send your application with a current cv and the names and addresses of three referees to: Dr. Risk Kronfli

For information on licensure in Nova Scotia please consult the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia website at

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Community Details

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.

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


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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Recruitment Process

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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.