Movement Disorder Neurologist

Movement Disorders Neurologist

Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology

Dalhousie University / Nova Scotia Health

The Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University / Nova Scotia Health, is inviting applications for a full-time position as a Movement Disorders Neurologist in the Division of Neurology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Division of Neurology consists of 17 neurologists and provides tertiary care service to patients throughout the Maritime provinces. The movement disorder program has an active Deep Brain Stimulation program with close collaboration with neurosurgery, and provides other advanced therapies including Duodopa and apomorphine, all supported by an experienced nursing team.  The Division has an active adult neurology residency training program.

The successful applicant will play an active role in the clinical and academic activities of the movement disorders group at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Clinical duties will focus on the movement disorders outpatient clinic, though additional expertise in behavioural neurology would be an asset.  Other clinical responsibilities will include participation in night and weekend emergency neurology call, including acute stroke management approximately twice per month with a resident physician; rotating coverage of the inpatient general neurology service supported by a nurse practitioner, inpatient neurology consultation service, and daytime neurology emergency service; and participation in undergraduate and postgraduate neurology teaching. Though primarily a clinical position, there are opportunities for self-generated research projects, clinical trials, and other multidisciplinary research studies.

Candidates must hold FRCPC (or equivalent) certification in Neurology.  Candidates must have completed a minimum one-year fellowship in movement disorders.

An attractive remuneration and benefits package through an alternative funding plan will apply. Academic appointment ranking will be based on qualifications and experience. The effective date of appointment is July 1, 2023, but there is flexibility as to starting date.

The Department of Medicine is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. Nova Scotia offers exceptional cultural and recreational opportunities in addition to an outstanding quality of life in all domains. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents may be given priority.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and names and email addresses of three referees to: DoM Division of Neurology, c/o Dr. Heather Rigby, by email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications is February 16, 2023.