Child Psychiatrist

The Department of Psychiatry at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) is actively seeking a full time General Child Psychiatrist. Experience in psychotherapy including cognitive behavioural therapy, and an interest in personality disorders are considered assets.

The Sudbury & District Mental Health system currently has 15 psychiatrists on staff. Their hospital-based practices have access to 60 acute adult psychiatric beds and 6 children and adolescent beds for the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Program. The hospital has extensive community-based mental health and addictions programs that integrate with their adult, children ,and adolescent acute services to provide a full continuum of care. Our Hospital also hosts extensive institutional and community-based mental health and addiction services employing 350 staff and serving both urban and rural populations.

The successful applicant will be responsible for diagnosing and treating child and adolescent inpatients and outpatients with mental illness, practicing in community clinics, and acting as a consultant to other physicians and to school services. Inpatient work is completed at the HSN main site (41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury) and HSN Kirkwood site (680 Kirkwood Drive, Sudbury), community clinics are facilitated through the Sudbury Mental Health and Addictions Program (127 Cedar Street, Sudbury). After hours and weekends, a G.P. is on first call for Psychiatry, all Department members are expected to participate in 1-in-15 call for evening and weekend emergencies.

Remuneration is competitive with other psychiatric facilities while providing ample opportunity for private office-based work.  Average compensation ranges  from $250,000- $350,000 per year via fee-for-service billing to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), an additional $60,000 annually is earned through sessional fees. 

As part of this position the physician is required to obtain academic appointment at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), and become involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate trainees. Teaching is conducted at both HSN’s Kirkwood and main site.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Ontario and have obtained or be eligible to obtain specialty qualifications from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Come discover Sudbury’s exceptional quality of life, abundant lakes, parklands and extensive recreational opportunities. Sudbury is a bilingual community, and offers a variety of excellent elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education institutions.  Physicians who practice full-time in Sudbury are eligible for the Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative ($80,000 over first four years of practice).

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the Medical and Academic Affairs office, by fax to e-mail to or fax to (705) 523-7041.

HSN thanks all applicants, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.