Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Forensic Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.

Forensic Psychiatrist
Regular Part Time (0.4 FTE)
Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Regional Forensic Clinic is looking for Forensic Psychiatrists with experience in the assessment, treatment and risk management for persons with mental health and concurrent substance use disorders who are subject to legal orders and/or BC Review Board dispositions (i.e. were found Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder). The Forensic Psychiatrist collaboratively works with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the patients thorough their recovery and rehabilitation.

If you share our passion for this specialized area of Forensic Psychiatry, and enjoy the challenge that comes with such a diverse specialty mix of cases, we invite you to consider joining our team. You will use your extensive hands-on experience and background in treating complex clinical problems to support the ongoing education of our team, and further the mental health of this population within the province of British Columbia. We encourage and facilitate cross appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.

Interested candidates will have obtained fellowship standing in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry along with certification in Forensic Psychiatry subspecialty and an active interest in academic forensic psychiatry or accepted equivalent. Candidates must be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia.

To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to Health Match BC.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:

Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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Compensation

Compensation Type
Combination

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