Psychiatrist – Permanent Full-time


Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is located on the St. Mary’s River between Lake Huron and Lake Superior on the U.S. /Canadian border. The Sault has all the amenities of a regional urban centre, with both the Canadian wilderness and extraordinary vacation areas in Michigan just minutes away. There is a strong cultural and arts basis in the community, and both winter and summer outdoor activities abound. The Sault has an excellent school system and offers a multitude of sports and artistic opportunities for children and adults alike. Sault Ste. Marie is served by three Canadian airlines as well as one major U.S. airline.

Sault Area Hospital (SAH) has dedicated staff, physicians and volunteers who work together to deliver outstanding care and services to a catchment population of approximately 115,000. With an approved complement of nearly 300 beds in spectacular new facilities, SAH provides primary, secondary and select tertiary services to residents in Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma. In addition to providing core services in Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine; Surgery; Obstetrics, Maternity & Paediatrics; Mental Health and Addictions; Complex Continuing Care; and Rehabilitation, SAH is also home to the Algoma Regional Renal Program and the Algoma District Cancer Program.

Sault Ste. Marie is seeking 2 full time psychiatrists to provide clinical services in the Schedule One Hospital and across a full continuum of psychiatric care. SAH’s Mental Health and Addictions program consists of 30 adult inpatient beds, 4 child and adolescent beds, a residential withdrawal management facility, 7 outpatient clinics and 15 community based programs. You will join a group of 10 psychiatrists and be well supported by a multi-disciplinary team that includes nurses, psychologists, social workers and numerous Masters level therapists. There is also support from academic psychiatrists from the University of Toronto who provide locum coverage.

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Ontario with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and must hold or be eligible for licensure by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Subspecialty training or experience in an area of interest would be an asset, but will not be required. Supervision may be offered, if needed.

Affiliation with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) provides the opportunity to teach residents and medical students.

This position will be remunerated with a combination of clinical sessional fees, Ontario Health Insurance Plan billings and Hospital On-Call compensation. The anticipated earnings will be $200,000 – $250,000 per year. This position is eligible for the Ontario Ministry of Health incentive offered through the Northern Rural Recruitment & Retention Initiative of more than $83,000 and the Northern Specialist Alternative Funding Plan. There is also a community relocation allowance of up to $5,000.

Interested applicants may contact: Christine Pagnucco, Manager, Sault Ste. Marie Physician Recruitment & Retention Program. Phone: (705) 759-3720 email: