Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Role Description:

Part time, 4 half days a week, start date July 2021

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, general adult outpatient & concurrent disorders treatment for patients of ages 18 and up suffering from combination of addiction and other psychiatric disorders.

The psychiatrist will work in collaboration with other physicians, psychologists, nurses, registered clinical counselors, social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatry residents, medial students, patients and their families to provide comprehensive clinical care within our treatment team. The psychiatrist will serve as a resource in dealing with mental health and addiction issues and symptom management with a strong knowledge base in psychopharmacology & psychotherapy.
The psychiatrist will participate in the training and education of UBC medical students, residents and other allied health professionals. Active participation in academic activities and clinical care is expected. The psychiatrist should have a good knowledge of Community resources.
All physicians working in Vancouver Acute are required to participate in on-call rota which is not onerous.

Service Description:

The psychiatrist will work as part of a strong cohesive outpatient team located within the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre providing initial psychiatric assessments, consultations, medication review, referral to group psychotherapy & time limited individual psychotherapy. Excellence in clinical care will be offered based on the best available evidence with treatment tailored to each person’s individual needs. Please direct further questions to the medical manager.


• A Medical Degree and eligibility for Full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
• Specialist qualification 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 care improvement and delivery.
• Experience working with general adult psychiatry & interest in teaching
• Candidates must meet the credentialing requirements of Vancouver Coastal Health.

Reporting Relationship:

The psychiatrist will report to the Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver Acute, through the Medical Manager.


The psychiatrist will provide a minimum of 4 half-days of work per week in a blended billing model (Sessional and Fee-for-service). Physicians are responsible for their own billings.

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Compensation Type
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Physician Overhead
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Billing Split
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Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
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