Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist: Sydney

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

The Eastern Zone is supported by the two regional hospitals and a host of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the two regional hospitals located in Sydney and Antigonish, serving a population of over 180, 000 people with a network of over 330 physicians.

Located on the very Eastern point of Nova Scotia is the stunning scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park where the road climbs along the edge of Nova Scotia and it is a regular occurrence to hike among moose in their habitat. The trail winds around some of the most breathtaking views, beaches and golf courses in the province. Enjoy the port city of Sydney and see the World’s Largest Fiddle on the friendly waterfront boardwalk. Cape Breton Island (connected by a causeway to mainland Nova Scotia) is known for a music scene that has prompted international attention for its deep Celtic and Gaelic roots. Take in one of many summertime festivals and hear the best music from across the world and right here in the province.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions team seeks a full time Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to work in the Cape Breton Area, based in Sydney.

Program details:  
•    Outpatient clinic for patients to age 18
•    Neurodevelopmental program
•    Autism Intervention Program
•    Intensive program that works with behaviour disorders and early psychosis
•    Dedicated clinicians in probation and in schools
•    Rural clinics are supported by consultation
•    Consultation to in-patient paediatric and psychiatric patients is provided

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist works in collaboration with the clinical teams, provides consultation to other physicians, participate in program development and in building capacity through education in the service and the community.  Psychiatrists participate in teaching through the family medicine residency program based in Sydney and/or with medical students through Dalhousie University. Remuneration for this position is paid via an hourly payment scheme with the Province of Nova Scotia, plus call stipends and other incentives as available through the Master Agreement of Nova Scotia.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist should be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) or eligible to take the Fellowship examination in Psychiatry within two years and is able to be credentialed to take the child and adolescent fellowship exam.  The candidate must also be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.  Support is available for site visits and relocation.

Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:
Lisa Hardy
Physician Recruitment Consultant
Phone: 902-567-7797