Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Adult

Role and Facility Information

The Department of Psychiatry of Island Health has an opportunity for an adult psychiatrist in Campbell River/Comox. The successful candidate will provide:

Rapid Access Psychiatric Consultation: Within less than a week for follow-up of ER presentations. Psychiatric care will be limited to 1 to 3 visits to provide a meaningful care strategy and connection to follow-up services in the community. The service augments discharge care in the short term, expediting earlier discharges and facilitating return to patient’s community and support system while having ongoing follow-up.

Additionally, it provides consultative care 5 days/week for psychiatric patients admitted to seclusion and non-seclusion ER beds. These consults may result in patients being discharged to the community with appropriate follow-up or facilitate treatment and care planning as patients await admission to a psychiatric bed within Island Health. All admitted patients will have an assigned MRP for continuity of care prior to consultative input by the psychiatrist. This service requires triage of cases facilitated by the crisis nurses and referrals coming from ER physicians. The psychiatrist will collaborate with MHSU staff for continuity of care.

Consultation Liaison: Receives referrals from GP’s and specialists on inpatients in medicine/surgery/obs/gyn who require psychiatric assessment.

Collaborative Care Consultation: Provides semi-urgent and ambulatory psychiatric service. An initial psychiatric consultation with some limited option to provide longer term follow-up will be offered. The referrals will be from Primary Care providers.

MHSU & Outreach in Person and via Telehealth: The successful candidate will work with community teams providing consultations and follow-up, which includes rural and remote locations.

General Psychiatry On Call at the Comox Valley Hospital Site is a requirement of this position.

Specific Deliverables:
• promote this new hospital service by networking with physicians, crisis and MHSU staff
• work collaboratively with Emergency Department, Primary Care, other specialist physicians, Nurse Practitioners and midwives along with the crisis team and MHSU staff to provide consultation, develop treatment plans and facilitate inpatient care when required as a consultant
• educate nursing, MHSU staff, crisis regarding care plan development and in supporting treatment plans
• provide psychiatric assessment, treatment, concurrent patient education and follow-up as appropriate for patients
• complete appropriate clinical documents
• participate in case management meetings and clinical administration meetings
• Liaison with other related community institutions and services
• participate in Quality Assurance projects

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Compensation Type

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including: Recruitment Incentive $10,000; Relocation Costs Reimbursement – up to a maximum of $15,000; Annual Retention Premium $5,324; Fee Premium 6.09%; Rural CME $3,000/annum in years 3 & 4, increasing to a maximum of $6,000/annum after 4 years.
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