Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Adult

Role and Facility Information

Fraser Health Authority (FHA) is seeking a psychiatrist to work on the Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) campus of care. This will be a joint position with the Intensive Tertiary Rehabilitation (ITR) Unit in Timber Creek Tertiary Care Facility co-located on the SMH campus. Participation in the on-call rota is mandatory.

The model of care involves an interdisciplinary team of health care providers with a consistent approach that focuses on crisis management, connection to services and communication with community care providers.

This is an exciting opportunity for psychiatrists to join a multidisciplinary team to support complex, marginalized individuals with significant mental health and substance use issues. In addition to providing consultations to patients, crisis management, connection to services and referrals with warm hand overs for ongoing care, physicians will be providing OAT starts and clinical support to the Substance Access Team (enhanced access to substance use support and services). Ongoing mentorship and support will be available from FH Addiction Medicine Physicians.

Timber Creek Tertiary Mental Health Program: Inpatient mental health program for adults with serious, complex, and persistent mental illness who need intensive and highly specialized treatment and support. Services provided by assessment and treatment unit, psychiatric intensive care unit, and intensive tertiary rehabilitation unit. Average length of stay is six to 24 months.

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