Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

In accordance with the standards of practice and the established vision and values of Vancouver Coastal Health, the psychiatrist who accepts this position will evaluate, diagnose and provide state of-the-art, specialized treatment for patients with mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorders. The psychiatrist works in collaboration with other physicians, psychologists, nurses, psychiatric nurses, research assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, peer-support workers, clients and their families to provide an innovative array of services. The psychiatrist will serve as a resource in dealing with mental health issues and symptom management with a strong knowledge base in psychopharmacology. The psychiatrist will also be involved in innovative treatment interventions and will participate in the training and education of medical students, residents and other allied health professionals. Active participation in academic activities and clinical research is expected.

All physicians working in Vancouver Acute are required to participate in on-call.

Service Description:

The Mood Disorders Centre (MDC) is an internationally recognized integrated clinical and research outpatient facility within the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (located at the University of BC campus) that provides world-class, patient focused care for people with mood disorders and their families. It offers excellence in clinical care based on the best available evidence and treatment tailored to each person’s individual needs. The MDC also serves as a resource to secondary and tertiary care across BC by providing specialized assessments and recommendations in people with treatment-resistant and refractory mood disorders. The clinical program integrates biological treatments (pharmacotherapy, neurostimulation, light therapy, exercise) with psychotherapeutic and psychosocial interventions, and models innovative programs such as digital health and measurement-based care approaches.


• A Medical Degree and eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

• Specialist qualifications in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

• Eligibility for a clinical faculty appointment with the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Additionally, the candidate should have:

• A demonstrated ability working as a member of an interdisciplinary mental health team.

• A commitment to participate in new methods in health improvement and care delivery.

• Experience working with a mood disorders population.

• Experience with academic psychiatry and clinical research.

• Publications in academic journals.

• Candidates must meet the credentialing requirements of Vancouver Coastal Health.

Reporting Relationship:

The psychiatrist will report to the Head and Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver Acute through the Medical Director, Mood Disorders Centre.


The psychiatrist will provide a minimum of 2 half-days of work per week in a blended billing model (Sessional and Fee-for-service). Physicians are responsible for their own billings.

Interested applicants, please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below.

Please include with your application a cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review.

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Physician Overhead
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Benefits and Incentives

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