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Clinical Academic Opportunity Psychiatrist, Rapid Access and Stabilization Program

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Halifax, NS posted September 13, 2023.

Requisition ID: 136295

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 – 400,000

Type of Remuneration: AFP – Academic Funding Plan

About the Opportunity

We are accepting submissions from psychiatrists interested in a challenging and rewarding position: Psychiatrist, Rapid Access and Stabilization Program (the Program). This is a 1.0 FTE position (much of the work time providing clinical care in the Program and the rest of the work time providing other community psychiatry clinical care, as well as teaching and possibly clinically academically leading the Program depending on the successful applicant’s demonstrated experience), funded by the Academic Funding Plan of the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. The successful candidate will be appointed at the academic rank of either Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor at Dalhousie University, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is available immediately.
The psychiatrist of the Rapid Access and Stabilization Program (the Program) of the Community Mental Health and Addictions (CMHA) services of the Adult Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP) of the Central Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (CZ-NSHA), contributes to the Service’s clinical quality of care, using a person-centered evidence-based/informed and socially responsible approach. Working with the Program’s administrative leadership and with internal and external partners, such as central intake staff and primary care leadership, they champion excellence in health care and related education and innovation provided by clinicians of the Program and by others involved with the Program.

The psychiatrist reports directly to the Head of the Section of Community Psychiatry. The psychiatrist collaborates across the Program, within the framework of the principles, plans, and policies of the Section of Community Psychiatry and the CMHA services, aligned with the Department of Psychiatry and the MHAP. It is the expectation for the role that the successful candidate will support research and contribute to the education mandate of the department of psychiatry, including but not limited to serving as a preceptor for medical students, family medicine and psychiatry residents and international fellows. Psychiatrists who are, or are eligible to be, members of the Department of Psychiatry. A job description is available to those interested in applying.

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 academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience as per university protocols.

Remuneration and To Apply
  • The position is funded through an Academic/Alternative Funding Plan. This covers direct and indirect care, virtual care, clinical administration, care coordination, etc.
  • Psychiatric call is remunerated as per department of psychiatry funding mechanism
  • Enhancements based on academic rank are also available

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

Please send CV and cover letter to:

Community Details

Halifax, the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia’s capital city, sits in the center of Nova Scotia’s east coast and is an important seaport that looks out over one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

Halifax is a perfect paradox. We are where land meets sea, old meets new, urban meets rural, and traditional meets trendy. We balance a relaxing pace with modern urban amenities and affordability with world class-experiences. We value our strong historical ties but drive to shake up the norm. This perfect balance makes Halifax one of the best places in the world to visit, no matter what a visitor is looking for: see for yourself in this video!

Nature lovers will find sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, and hiking, birding, and beachcombing. Urbanites can enjoy the symphony, live theater, art galleries, and museums, along with a lively nightlife that includes brewpubs and a great culinary scene.

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.