Physician, Department of Psychiatry

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St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

Physician Recruitment

Department of Psychiatry


Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario with certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent.

The applicant will have an interest in General Psychiatry a willingness to work in a dynamic team-based environment.  Potential candidates would have the opportunity to continue developing the Mental Health Care Program at STEGH. They would also collaborate with primary care, and participate in education and capacity building with community mental health care partners. The desired candidate will have the skills and expertise to contribute to a culture of continuous learning and education, along with evidence of impact in clinical innovation.

For more detailed information about St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, please visit our website at

Mental health care across the Southwest is currently undergoing a transformation as services are divested from tertiary care to the community including general hospitals. St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital has completed the build of an acute care mental health suite in 2017. Concurrently the Southwest LHIN has embarked on a community capacity project to reinvest in mental health and addiction services across the region. These system changes, together with a vibrant active community hospital, provides for a rewarding and stimulating environment for pursuing a career in Psychiatry.

As a community training site, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital participates in Distributed Education affiliated with Western University, providing educational opportunities for medical students and residents.

Just moments from the 401 corridor and a 30-minute drive from London, Ontario, St. Thomas is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. St. Thomas is a vibrant community with new commercial and residential growth where affordable housing and quality schools are abundant.

Surrounding St. Thomas and its population of more than 35,000 people, are numerous picturesque towns, lakeside villages, each with its own unique charm. Neighbouring beaches such as Port Bruce, Port Burwell, Port Glasgow, and Port Stanley offer both quiet retreats and bustling crowds. In the mainly rural Elgin County, there are many conservation areas and trails for hiking and other outdoor sports. St. Thomas and Elgin County offer unique dining experiences, festivals, herb and honey farms, apple orchards, historic sites, museums, art galleries, farmer’s markets, one-of-a-kind shops, wineries and much more.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and accompanying curriculum vitae to the address below. Thank you in advance for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Attention: Kimberly Boughner

Medical Affairs Specialist

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

189 Elm Street

St. Thomas, ON  N5R 5C4

Bus: 519-631-2030 x.2104

Fax: 519-637-3212