Psychiatrist

PSYCHIATRIST, OPERATIONAL STRESS INJURY CLINIC

Training and Experience: Fellowship in Psychiatry, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent as determined by the Dept. of Psychiatry; eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Experience with work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; 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.

Roles and Responsibilities:
 To be attending or consultant physician to ambulatory patients in the Operational Stress Injury Clinic.
 Conduct, order or 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 staff.
Clinical duties:
 As directed by the Clinical Director and in keeping with the standards set out in the document “Veterans Affairs Canada Standards for OSI Clinics”
 Clinical direct and indirect care as part of an interdisciplinary OSI service delivery model
 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.

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.

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@nshealth.ca