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Consulting Psychiatrist
Department of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Program
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC Canada

BC Children’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry is seeking a consulting psychiatrist to work in the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents based at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). While this position is for 0.6 FTE spanning 4 days, the successful candidate could augment their weekly work profile anywhere up to 1.0 FTE through involvement in other services within the mental health program at BCCH.
The Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents is situated within the tertiary mental health outpatient program at BCCH. This service is a multidisciplinary program specializing in assessment and treatment of children and youth ages 8 – 18 years with eating disorders and coexisting behavioral/mental health problems. We are currently in the process of a programmatic redesign but the components of care range from direct and indirect consultation in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Care is provided either in person or via virtual modalities. The work is primarily clinical and is remunerated by combination of Fee for Service (MSP billings) and sessional support. Previous experience in the assessment and treatment of children and youth with eating disorders including ARFID is desirable.
As a consulting psychiatrist, you will work within a multidisciplinary team including nursing, psychology, social work, OT, dietetics and Adolescent Medicine. Consulting psychiatrists provide trauma informed care to children and families as well as clinical support and education to primary care providers, schools, pediatricians and other psychiatrists across the province. This support is provided via a combination of in person and virtual modalities in all aspects of care.

BC Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry is an active teaching program and supervision of medical students, pediatric and psychiatry residents, and adolescent medicine fellows is expected. While the position is primarily clinical, participation in research with the multidisciplinary team is encouraged.

As the successful candidate for this position, you will have demonstrated a commitment to academic and clinical excellence as well as patient and family centered care in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. You will have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations in psychiatry or comparable qualifications, and may have completed a recognized training program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and have completed or be eligible to complete the RCPSC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty certification examinations. The successful candidate will be expected to have or apply for a Clinical Faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multidisciplinary team environment and will demonstrate a trauma informed approach in their clinical work and professional relationships. Excellent communication skills and experience working with rural and remote communities are assets.

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

The anticipated start date for this position is September 31st, 2020.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit their most current CV; covering letter and the names, academic rank and contact information of 4 referees to Health Match BC.

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates 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

BCCH and UBC hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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