Psychiatrist: Sydney & Antigonish

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. Located on the very Eastern point of Nova Scotia, the Zone boasts 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. Enjoy the port city of Sydney and see the World’s Largest Fiddle on the friendly waterfront boardwalk. Cape Breton Island is known for a music scene that has prompted international attention for its deep Celtic and Gaelic roots which carries through to the mainland as the traditions continue just on the other side of the Canso Causeway! As you travel through Guysborough County you will arrive at the town of Antigonish, home the annual Highland Games and  St. Francis Xavier University – which includes the Coady Institute for International Development. Just a short drive down the highway you can go back in time at the Sherbrooke Village, a living museum where you can experience a traditional Nova Scotia town during the 1860’s and while in Sherbrooke you can enjoy the picturesque St. Mary’s River – a must see for nature lovers.

We are recruiting 4 psychiatrists to join our team! The Department of Psychiatry provides service to Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Eastern Zone which covers Antigonish, Guysborough, and Cape Breton Island. This is a cohesive team with members from diverse backgrounds dedicated to providing quality care. The town of Antigonish has one inpatient mental health unit while the city of Sydney has three inpatient mental health units. We have inpatient withdrawal management/detox units in Richmond County and Sydney. Our inpatient and community outpatient teams consist of social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, and psychologists. In Cape Breton, satellite clinics for mental health and addictions operate in the communities of Inverness, New Waterford, Glace Bay, and North Sydney. Other services include: seniors’ mental health, community outreach teams, clozapine and depot clinics, consult service for adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, consultation with medical units and emergency department and full Child and Adolescent clinical service.

The department provides 24/7 on-call coverage to the inpatient mental health units and emergency department. They provide in-house consult from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and phone consult after hours. The emergency department in Cape Breton is supported by an Emergency Crisis Team of mental health social workers and nurses from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Psychiatrists should be certified or be eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and must 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