General/Adult Psychiatrist
Vacancy #:2017-18-33783
Number of Vacancies:1
Vacancy Opening For:Specialist
Specialist Type:Psychiatrist
Employer:SHA (Prairie North)
Community:North Battleford
Hours to International Airport:1.0
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Employment Type:Permanent
Employment Term:Full Time
Posting Date:January 12, 2018
Closing Date:January 31, 2020 23:30
Practice Type:Hospital
Hours of Work:0800 - 1700 Monday - Friday
Minimum Potential Salary:$381,408.00
Maximum Potential Salary:$393,936.00
Return for Service:3 years
Method of Payment:Contract
Call Schedule:1:7
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The Saskatchewan Health Authority is looking for psychiatrists to join our Mental Health Team in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. You would be working with a multi-disciplinary group that includes 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-8 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.


North Battleford is also home to the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford, which is the only Psychiatric Rehabilitation Hospital and Forensic Services Program in the province. A new 284 bed facility is currently being constructed, replacing the existing 105-year-old facility, with opening slated for late summer 2018. The new facility will provide recovery-based treatment for 188 patients with chronic mental illness or those requiring court-ordered assessments, plus innovative therapy/risk-reduction programs for an additional 96 serving prisoners in 4 integrated Mental Health/Correctional units connected to the main Hospital. The new-Saskatchewan Hospital will form part of the training circuit for the Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry program at the University of Saskatchewan. Psychiatrists at the Battlefords Mental Health Centre work closely with psychiatrists at the Saskatchewan Hospital through a shared on-call rota and Journal Club.

Additional Supports

Support with relocation, immigration and community integration is available as well as physician mentorship.

Job Qualifications

•Must hold certification or be eligible for certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

•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 (CMPA) is required.

•Applicants must have successfully achieved their English Language Proficiency (IELTS) and the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) as requirements for licensure with the CPSS

•In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Additional Information

The Battlefords is comprised of the City of North Battleford and the Town of Battleford with a combined population of approximately 18,000, serving a catchment area of approximately 85,000. We are located just over an hour from Saskatoon and Lloydminster and 3.5 hours from Edmonton. The closest airport is in Saskatoon which offers daily flights to hub cities in Canada and the U.S with convenient connections to the rest of the world. The Battlefords boasts some of the most stunning views of the North Saskatchewan River valley which are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike on the many trails around the community. The arts, sporting events and outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing and hunting, are also major recreational pursuits. The new Credit Union CuPlex offers an aquatic centre, curling rink, fieldhouse and performing arts centre, and is a hub of community activities. Located just 20 minutes north of North Battleford lies the Battlefords Provincial Park hosting an 18-hole golf course, campsites, cabins and beaches on beautiful Jackfish and Murray Lakes. We are also just 20 minutes away from Table Mountain Regional Park Ski Hill, making for great winter activities. The Battlefords is a family-oriented community providing a relaxed lifestyle with the amenities of a larger centre. A wide range of affordable residential properties is available for purchase in both Battleford and North Battleford. There are 11 elementary schools and two high schools in North Battleford within two school divisions.

Informational Websites:

City of North Battleford website:
Town of Battleford website:
Living Sky School Division website:
Light of Christ School Division website:

Please direct inquiries to:
Cammie Vany, Practitioner Staff Affairs Department
Saskatchewan Health Authority
1092 – 107th Street
North Battleford, SK S9A 1Z1
Fax: (306) 446-4114