Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Adult

Role and Facility Information

St. Paul’s Hospital is an inner city hospital within downtown Vancouver. It provides acute and

short-term outpatient care for a complex population with co-morbid illness that includes

substance use. The focus of the hospital is on acute care and access for short-term outpatient

care while working closely with community providers in the city.

The hospital is seeking an Adult Psychiatrist to work in the Psychiatric Acute Stabilization Unit (PASU). PASU is a short stay acute inpatient unit which provides treatment and stabilization for complex psychiatric patients. The patients seen include mood disorder, psychotic illnesses and substance use with secondary psychosis. It is a population that requires an inter-disciplinary approach and good relationships within the community.

An interest in acute care psychiatry with a complex population is essential to the positions. An

ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurses and other team members is of vital

importance in this work. Good verbal and written communication as well as reliability and

consistency are important for successful applicants. Candidate must hold a Medical Degree

and eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia,

Specialist qualifications in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of

Canada and eligibility for a clinical faculty appointment with the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Additionally, the candidate should have:

• A demonstrated ability working as a member of an interdisciplinary mental health team.

• A commitment to participate in new methods in health improvement and care delivery.

• Experience working with a General psychiatric disorders population of varying complexity.

• Experience with academic psychiatry.

• Publications in academic journals.

Our department prides itself on collegiality and support of its members. St. Paul’s Hospital is a

teaching hospital and there is a requirement to provide supervision to residents and students.

In addition, the department is looking for members who are interested in research, leadership

and quality improvement.

In accordance with Canadian employment and immigration requirements, preference will be

given to citizens and permanent residents of Canada. PHC hires on the basis of merit and is

committed to employment equity.

Privileges at Providence Health Care are required. Qualified applicants can email a letter of

application, current CV and the names of three (3) references to Jennifer Chow, Assistant to

Dr. Harpreet Chauhan, Department of Psychiatry at jchow3@providenchealth.bc.ca.



Compensation Type

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
to be discussed with successful candidate

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