Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Island Health Department of Psychiatry has a locum opportunity for a Psychiatrist in the beautiful community of Parksville.

In this position you will provide consultation to patients and their families/caregivers, primary care physicians and fellow health care professionals in an outpatient setting. You will provide clinical expertise to the ASTAT/Addictions and the Outreach Teams. The practice is located in the new Oceanside Health Centre which offers an interdisciplinary team environment comprised of physicians and all allied and community health care providers in one state-of-the art location serving the communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. You will be available to your registered outpatients, with coverage as needed.

Supporting excellent learning experiences for medical and other students and residents and application for an appointment to the Department of Psychiatry and the Island Medical School of the University of British Columbia, are expectations of this position.

Community Information

The friendly and beautiful cities of Parksville and Qualicum, population approximately 48,000, are picturesque scenic seaside communities located on the east side of central Vancouver Island.

With its temperate climate, expansive sandy beach and easy access to a host of recreational activities, Parksville/Qualicum offers an enviable West Coast lifestyle. The major centres of Nanaimo and Victoria are readily accessible via the Island Parkway, and regularly scheduled ferry, air and float plane services from Nanaimo offer easy access to Vancouver.



Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Mixed fee-for-service and sessional billing

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Other Benefits/Incentives
Furnished office, computer, telephone and administrative support provided.

Live and work in BC


Parksville is a growing seaside community located on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, just 30 minutes north of Nanaimo and the ferry terminals to British Columbia’s mainland. With sandy beaches, stunning resorts, and tons of outdoor adventure, it is the perfect destination to live, work, and play. Parksville residents and visitors enjoy golfing, hiking, mountain biking, and bumper boats - which is a family favourite!

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