Psychiatrists: Various Locations (locums)

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 Nova Scotia Health Authority is currently recruiting locum Psychiatrists in various locations within the province. Psychiatrists may be based out of Sydney, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Truro, Kentville or Yarmouth. We have opportunities for General Psychiatrists, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Adult Psychiatrists. We are open to short and long term locum psychiatrists.

Working with cohesive teams with diverse backgrounds, candidates may expect to work with multidisciplinary teams providing outpatient mental health and other services include: withdrawal/detox care, 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. Teams may consist of social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, and psychologists. Departments may provide 24/7 on-call coverage to the inpatient mental health units and emergency department, including in-house consultation - depending on the opportunity.

Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada/Canadian College of Family Physicians and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

Practicing in Nova Scotia is more than medicine. Physicians are able to strike a balance between work and life. Our teams includes employees, physicians, researchers, and volunteers who work together to provide a full range of health care services. Located on the east coast of Canada, Nova Scotia offers four seasons’ worth of adventure. Hike soaring seaside cliffs, experience fine dining and culture on bustling city streets, and be the type of physician you truly want to be. Nova Scotia is big enough to provide endless opportunities, but small enough to make those opportunities your own. Become a key part of the community—both professionally and personally—wherever you decide to live!!!

For more information about these opportunities and to connect with a Physician Recruitment Consultant, please email: