General/Adult Psychiatrist

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Full Time
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October 26, 2021
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April 30, 2024 23:30
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0800 - 1700 Monday - Friday
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Current Call Rota is 1:6 shared equitably with colleagues. Specialist Emergency Call Program (SECP) SMA Specialist Emergency Call Program

Job Description

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is looking for psychiatrists to join our Mental Health Team in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
The successful candidate will be working with a multi-disciplinary team including four other psychiatrists and various other mental health professionals at the Battlefords Mental Health Centre. The incumbent will be responsible for outpatient and inpatient services, as well as emergency after-hours call coverage in a 1-in-6 rotation.

The Battlefords Mental Health Centre is a 22-bed acute inpatient unit attached to the Battlefords Union Hospital. Typically each psychiatrist will be responsible for the care of 5 or 6 in-patients, with afternoons devoted to out-patient follow-ups. Although some adolescent and elderly patients are treated on the unit, the majority of the clinical work is general adult psychiatry.

On-call duties are shared with the Psychiatrists of the Battlefords Mental Health Centre in a 1 in 6 rotation.

Relocation Package

  • Recruitment and Relocation incentive of $25,000.00 available for a 3 year return for service to the Community of North Battleford.
  • This opportunity may be eligible to receive the Psychiatry Recruitment and Retention Incentive of up to $200,000!
  • Job Qualifications

    * Successful candidates will hold certification or be eligible for certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
    * Individuals must be eligible for provisional or regular licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS).
    * Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is required.
    * In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
    * A valid drivers license
    * Legal entitlement to work in Canada
    * Minimum of 3 acceptable references
    * An acceptable criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
    * Experience providing Generalist and/or Forensic Psychiatry services within a catchment model
    * Demonstrable evidence in multidisciplinary approach of care/management
    * Understanding of Saskatchewan provincial laws and regulations of commitment and release of the mentally ill under the Mental Health Services Act would be an asset


    See the SMA website for potential incentives and programs where eligible:
    Saskatchewan Medical Association

    Additional Information

    Relocation support, community integration and physician mentorship is available.

    Please apply to this posting online with cover letter and curriculum vitae (including three references) to:
    Cammie Vany, Manager, Practitioner Staff Affairs North West
    Battlefords Union Hospital
    1092 - 107th Street
    North Battleford, SK S9A 1Z1
    Fax: 306-446-4114

    For more information on the province of Saskatchewan and the cities of North Battleford and Saskatoon, as well as the Town of Battleford, please check out the following sites:
    City of North Battleford
    Town of Battleford
    Tourism Saskatchewan
    Tourism Saskatoon
    Battlefords Tourism
    University of Saskatchewan
    The Town of Battleford is a small community located 'just over the bridge' from North Battleford. Travel time from Battleford to the Battlefords Union Hospital is approximately 10 minutes and only 15 minutes to the Saskatchewan Hospital.

    Organization & Community

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    Saskatchewan Health Authority
    North Battleford

    Community Description

    North Battleford is a city in west-central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is the seventh largest city in the province and is directly across the North Saskatchewan River from the Town of Battleford. The Battlefords have everything under the sun and are the hub of adventure and business in the northwest. Visitors will find themselves immersed in four season recreational infrastructure nestled in over 6,000 years of Indigenous and settler history.