Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Community Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) is currently looking for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide psychiatric care as part of a multi-disciplinary team that supports a culturally diverse population of children and youth in Vancouver, BC. Any physician interested in this position should be prepared to take into account cultural issues.

In addition to working with clients and their families, the psychiatrist will be involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs. There are additional opportunities to provide clinical teaching and to conduct research.

Clinical skills

Psychiatrists working in Vancouver Community settings will approach care by:

• Placing the patient at the centre

• Utilizing a team based approach, providing consultations as required and longer-term psychiatric care when necessary

• Providing culturally safe and responsive care for Indigenous patients

• Practicing trauma- informed care

• Having a recovery-oriented approach

• Including families whenever possible

• Employing the principles of community-based psychiatric care

• Collaborating in the management of concurrent substance use disorders

Further Information and Expectations

Reporting to the Medical Director, Vancouver Community Mental Health Services, the local Medical Manager, and through them to the Senior Medical Director, the successful candidate will provide expertise and consults, respond to case managers, and should have a strong knowledge base in psychopharmacology and behavioral interventions. Additionally, he/she will facilitate continuity of care between hospital and community and liaise with hospital physicians and staff. Occasional outreach visits in the community are expected.

All VCH physicians must be appointed as medical staff of Vancouver Coastal Health; on-call participation is optional. A clinical faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine is expected as resident supervision and involvement in education initiatives is encouraged.


• A medical degree and eligibility for or active licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

• Specialist qualifications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada or the equivalent

• Eligibility or active appointment with the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine


Fee-for-service MSP billing (physician is responsible for own submissions) and sessional support for indirect clinical activities.

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



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