Psychiatrist - Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Dartmouth, NS, CA, B2V 1A1 CA
2d ago

Requisition ID : 36987

Opportunity Type : Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary : 300,000 - 350,000

Type of Remuneration : AFP - Academic Funding Plan

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs :

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives :

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About the Opportunity

The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a part-time psychiatrist to join the Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic. The successful candidate will participate in clinical direct and indirect care as part of an interdisciplinary OSI service delivery model with clinical duties directed by the Clinical Director and in keeping with the standards set out in the document Veterans Affairs Canada Standards for OSI Clinics.

This role includes some teaching and didactic education and will also support research as needed (and conduct it if personally desired).

The successful candidate will participate in supervision of junior staff including residents and clinical clerks and participate in the on call service.

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 disabilites, 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.

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

Dr. Scott Theriault, Department of Psychiatry

Dalhousie University

8th Floor, 5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane

Halifax, NS B3L 2E2

Email : scott.theriault


  • will be attending or consulting physician to ambulatory patients in the OSI Clinic
  • conduct, order, and / or ensure appropriate psychiatric assessments, appropriate psychosocial and laboratory investigations, and pharmacological and 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 staff
  • didactic teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education level as determined in discussion with the Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry
  • Expected Hours

  • permanent, part-time
  • participate in on call schedule
  • Qualifications

  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • all specialists must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • experience with work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and chronic pain) is an asset
  • experience working with assessment of police, and / or Canadian forces members and Veterans with operational stress injuries including re post-trauma, anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset
  • Community Details

    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.

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