Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Full-time position available in the beautiful sea to sky corridor to join two general adult psychiatrists at Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services teams in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. Successful candidates will optimally live and play in the sea to sky corridor communities.

Clinical services to include wide range of outpatient psychiatric consultative, short term and longitudinal services. Successful applicants will have experience and comfort in working with a wide range of psychiatric conditions including persistent and serious mental illness, mood and anxiety disorders, personality and substance use disorders. Opportunities are available to be more or less involved with geriatric populations, child and youth populations, inpatient consult liaison work and addictions care, group psychotherapy and program development.

Successful candidates will work collaboratively with well functioning interdisciplinary teams of psychiatric nurses, clinical counselors, occupational and vocational therapists, outreach workers and peer support workers. We are fortunate to work closely with a dedicated and diverse group of full service family physicians.

Successful candidate will be primarily fee for service and are eligible for rural incentive fees and sessional compensation for non-direct patient care time.

Interested applicants, please apply by sending in your application cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review to:

Ladan Takar

Physician Relations & Compensation

email: ladan.takar@vch.ca

phone: 604-675-3031

** Please quote posting number VCHA-2924 and that your from the SPH ROS program.


VCH SPECIALISTS: Sea to Sky & Vancouver

July 19 – 31:

Application timeline for those who are interested to apply (CV, Cover Letter, etc.)

Aug 1 – Sep 30:

Interviews and site visits take place.

A site visit is usually coordinated following the first interview with the clinic (phone/skype/FaceTime, etc.). Site visit funding is available to visit the Rural Communities. Coordination and confirmation of a site visit is required with the site and VCH Physician Recruitment prior to review the expense reimbursement conditions.

October 1 -10:

The Selection Committee for each department will review all applications and rankings for a 3 year return to service placement.

Oct 11-31: Following the review a notification to the successful candidate will be made. At that time the Return to Service Addendum and offer of work will begin with the candidate, the clinic and VCH.

Nov 1-15: VCH’S deadline to have a fully signed ROS addendum and offer of work fully executed before the winter break.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
$250,000 – 350,000
Physician Overhead
Billing Split

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
Flexible - To be discussed in interview process.
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$up to 15,000
Recruitment Incentive
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Live and work in BC


Located along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway in southwestern British Columbia, Squamish is the gateway between the Vancouver region and Whistler, and the official site for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The downtown core of Squamish is made up of restaurants, small shops, and businesses, with the larger chains and amenities situated close to the highway. The surrounding area is a natural paradise for the outdoor lover, with opportunities for windsurfing, white water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking and more.

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