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Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist

Canada-Nova Scotia-Halifax


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Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

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Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist (1.0 FTE)

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Divisions of Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics, in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, invite applications for an inaugural full-time academic position as a Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. This individual will join a team of 4 neurologists, 4 developmental pediatricians, 4 orthopedic surgeons, 2 neurosurgeons and a well-rounded interdisciplinary team. The academic physician will primarily provide clinical service across the full spectrum of pediatric rehabilitation services, including caring for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, neuromuscular diseases, physical disabilities and acquired brain and spinal cord injuries on an inpatient and ambulatory basis.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in research and/or teaching activities in an academic environment; a developed interest in either would be considered an asset.  The successful candidate will be expected to provide quarterly two week on-call and service coverage on the general pediatrics inpatient unit. The successful candidate will also have, or be prepared to acquire, a certificate in pediatric EMG studies.

The applicant must have an MD or equivalent, and be board certified in general pediatrics (Canadian FRCPC or eligibility), with additional training in pediatric rehabilitation medicine or equivalent, and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Nova Scotia.

Interested candidates should submit a current CV as well as send a statement outlining their academic and research interests. A complete application also includes a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover to the Chair of the Search Committee. At least two of these references must come from academic referees.

Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre are located in Halifax, a cosmopolitan port city and the capital of Nova Scotia. Halifax is alive with culture and heritage and embraced by the Atlantic Ocean. 

Applications for this position will be accepted until March 28th 2017.   

To apply, please submit your application to: 

Dr. Ellen Wood, Chair of Search Committee

IWK Health Centre, 5850 University Ave. PO Box 9700

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3K 6R8

Phone: (902)470-8476


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, 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 Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.



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Dalhousie University & IWK Health CentreDr. Ellen Wood, Chair of Search Committeeelle.wood@iwk.nshealth.ca902-470-8476
Posting Date: 06-Mar-2017Pediatrics Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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