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Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Adult

Role and Facility Information

The South Island Department of Psychiatry is looking to hire 3 full-time General Psychiatry Inpatient/Outpatient Psychiatrists. The successful candidates will provide comprehensive psychiatry inpatient services at the Inpatient Unit in the RJH Patient Care Centre, as well as engaging and participating in outpatient care at Victoria Mental Health Centre.

The successful candidates’ clinical focus will be on serious and persistent mental illness particularly Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, severe depressions, and severe personality disorders with functional impairment.

The majority of care is delivered via team based care, with a small minority of care being psychiatrist only. Direct care to patients as well as indirect care with allied health professionals will be part of this role. Outreach may be a part of this role as well. Further, telehealth services (primarily videoconference) will be provided at times.

The successful candidates’ will engage in enthusiastic team participation and collaboration with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary approach.

Participation in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the Services is expected by the successful candidate. This may include participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews, and incident report reviews.

On call responsibility is mandatory for Island Health psychiatry services.

As Island Health is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Island Medical Program there is opportunity for training of medical students and residents and applying for a clinical appointment is expected.

Participation in research is strongly encouraged and facilitated by Island Health.

The successful candidates’ will be expected to participate in all Departmental, Clinical and Operational Team meetings and take on a lead role when required.

Opportunities for ECT provision exist and are encouraged.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Victoria, British Columbia’s scenic capital, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and enviable quality of life, this is an ideal place to pursue your medical career and create the kind of lifestyle only dreamt about. Few areas in the world can match BC’s scope of outdoor activities, with Vancouver Island offering everything from skiing and snowboarding, to golf, and world-class fishing. With Victoria’s temperate climate, its rich heritage and vibrant cultural scene, it provides the very best of urban and rural living.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Fee for Service, Sessional billing, MOCAP

Benefits and Incentives

Other Benefits/Incentives
Office space, computer access and furniture is provided by Island Health.
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Live and work in BC

Victoria

British Columbia’s scenic capital city of Victoria is located on the southern part of Vancouver Island. Double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, scenic gardens and even the tradition of formal afternoon tea, reflect this seaside city’s British heritage. Victoria’s economy is made up of traditional industry, advanced technology, tourism and arts and cultural organizations. The city boasts one of the highest “park-to-people” ratios of any city in North America. A temperate climate supports numerous recreational pursuits including golfing, fishing and boating.

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