Job Posting
full time Physician - Psychiatry at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Peterborough, Ontario
Job ID: 8562

Geriatric Psychiatrist
Full-time permanent opportunities available

The Opportunity

Peterborough Regional Health Centre is looking for a Geriatric Psychiatrist to support our Psychiatric Assessment Services for the Elderly program (PASE) and integrated Geriatric Medicine Psychiatric Consultation Liaison (CL) Service.
The outpatient PASE program is located on-site at PRHC, with outreach locations in Northumberland, Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes. PASE offers assessment for those
over 65 years experiencing mental health problems and under 65 with early onset dementia. Short-term treatment and case management services are offered through the program. The PASE Team includes Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants, Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social
Workers, Occupational Therapist, Manager and support staff. Opportunities are also available for Psychiatrists as co-therapists in our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Despression-Anxiety Groups.
Our dynamic Geriatric Medicine Psychiatry CL service is supported by three nurses in collaboration with Geriatricians, a Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) worker and substance use support Nurse Practitioner.

A 12-bed Geriatric Assessment Behavioural Unit (GABU) provides care for older adults with dementia and behavioural disturbances.

Remuneration is via fee-for-service billing to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), Sessionals, and HOCC. Minimum expected annual earnings for a full-time practicing Geriatrics Psychiatrist working at our hospital and in our region is $300,000-$450,000. Benefits are not applicable for
this position. Language of work is English.

Additional Programs
A 24-bed adult inpatient unit, supported by full-time social work, occupational therapy, psychology and therapeutic programming. A six-bed Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit (CAPU) provides a regional service for children and adolescents with serious mental health concerns requiring
assessment and stabilization.
PRHC also has a three-bed Crisis Response Unit (CRU) located in the Emergency Department, with nursing staff providing 24-hour crisis assessments and monitoring. Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Four Counties Addictions Services Team (Fourcast) are located on the unit and provide short-term case management for patients living in the community.

Position Qualifications:
• Currently registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or willing to obtain registration
• Currently registered with or eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
• Fellow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or eligible
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with physicians, nursing, staff, patients, directors, managers, and the community as required
• Demonstrated analytical ability
• Actively encourage a spirit of co-operation amongst team members
• Eligible for staff privileges at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
• Evidence of ongoing continued medical education

Work Better

PRHC is a regional hospital delivering acute healthcare to a rapidly growing population of more than 300,000 in Peterborough and the surrounding communities, including the First Nations of Curve Lake, Alderville and Hiawatha.

The Health Centre is located in Peterborough Ontario, a 90-minute drive north-east of Toronto – and has a proud local history extending back over a century. We are the region’s largest employer with more than 2,900 staff, 400 physicians with privileges and a core group of 250 volunteers.

As a member of the PRHC team, you will be part of an exceptional working environment – a forum to share knowledge, to lead and learn, to develop talents, relationships and careers, and a culture that recognizes and celebrates the efforts and achievements of its people.

Live Better

In Peterborough, you’ll be as close to the great outdoors as you are to work, schools and other amenities. Cottage country is as close as 20 minutes away. An hour south of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park and a couple of hours from Algonquin Provincial Park. Here, we boast all the
conveniences and comforts that an exceptional quality of life demands. Here, you can have it all.

Just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto by car, Peterborough is a unique community unto itself, an
established entity with a rich heritage, a thriving culture, and a bright future. Home to Trent University and Fleming College as well as a burgeoning business sector, the opportunities here abound.

Peterborough offers a unique blend of outdoor pursuits and urban amenities right at your doorstep. Our arts and culture community is renowned for its exceptional events, exhibitions and performances, and the city offers a wide array of multicultural cuisine, local cafés, and unique shops.

Interested individuals should forward their curriculum vitae or inquiries to:
Laura Golloher, Medical Affairs, PRHC

PRHC is an accessible workplace, and an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our programs and services, please visit our website at:

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to from on July 14, 2024.

Application Process
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Physician - Psychiatry
Employment Type
full time
Geriatric Psychiatrist Full-time permanent opportunities available at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Qualification Requirements
Earned doctorate degree 
Experience an asset 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Peterborough Regional Health Centre 
Street Address 1
1 Hospital Drive 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
K9J 7C6 
Institution Description
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Laura Golloher 
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Published on 2024-01-17
Edited on 2024-01-17