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Opportunity ID:
, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 164957 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 - 400,000 

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 


About the Opportunity

The Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is recruiting for a locum General Adult Psychiatrist Staff with special skills, qualifications, and experience in concurrent disorders and running addiction services for Nova Scotia Health’s (NSH) Central Zone Community Mental Health and Addictions (CMHA) Program. 
This position is a 1.0 FTE based in Dartmouth City CMHT with the flexibility to work at other CMHTs (Cole Harbour and Cobequid/Hants CMHTs) sites based on the service needs. This is a 12-month locum - starting date is ASAP. 
The Department of Psychiatry is a mid-sized clinical academic department within the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Faculty work as members of multidisciplinary teams within the Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Addiction Program to provide general psychiatric services to patients primarily in the Central Zone and specialty services to patients across the province. 

Roles and Responsibilities

To be attending or consultant physician to ambulatory patients in the CMHA Program. 
Conduct, order and 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 the department. 
Experience working within an interdisciplinary team to provide care and treatment for persons with moderate to severe psychiatric disorders. 
Clinical duties: 

  • As directed by the head of the section of community psychiatry at Dalhousie University
  • Clinical direct and indirect care as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Clinical "desk-side" teaching and didactic education
  • Clinical administration
  • Include on-call service
  • Involve supervision of junior staff including residents and clinical clerks
  • Support research as needed (and conduct it if personally desired)

Educational Duties:

Didactic teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education level as determined in discussion with the director of education, Department of Psychiatry.


Research and other scholarly innovation are encouraged; candidates who have a sufficient track record in mental health research may be eligible for protected research time depending on agreement with the Department of Psychiatry’s research and executive leadership. Remuneration is based upon a highly competitive Academic Funding Plan, which pays for time spent in clinical service, teaching and research. Successful candidates will receive an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience as per university protocols. 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, please visit


Fellowship in Psychiatry, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent as determined by the Department of Psychiatry; eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. 
A General Adult Psychiatrist Staff with special skills, qualification, and experience in concurrent disorders and running addiction services. 
For information on licensure in Nova Scotia please consult the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia website at 

To Apply

Please send CV and cover letter to: Janet Bardon, Physician Resource Manager, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University: 

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.