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Sydney, Nova Scotia

We are recruiting a number of 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.



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Eastern Zone: Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)! Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County and Cape Breton Island are the centre of Atlantic Canada’s Gaelic culture. Kitchen parties are a way of life here, and you’re never far from the Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. Here, the view of a lifetime lives around every corner, and the friendliest people live in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.