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Family physician: Halifax (two-month locum tenens)

Zone 4-Central (Halifax, Eastern Shore, West Hants
Family physician
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Locum Tenens – General Medicine

The Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Authority has an excellent opportunity for a 2-month Locum Tenens for a full-time family physician (FP) to work on the general psychiatric units within the Mental Health Program.  This is an immediate start with the possibility of extension and a permanent position.

The position would involve providing general medical care as a consultant to the multi-disciplinary teams which involve consumers 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
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain clear records of patient evaluations
  • 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, 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 qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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

Send your application with a current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:

Dr. Scott Theriault
Dalhousie University, Department of Psychiatry
8th Floor, Abbie J. Lane Building, 5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane
Halifax, NS  B3H 2E2

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NSHA website