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As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

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.

The Heartwood Centre for Women is a voluntary 90-day residential treatment program where staff and residents work together to create a wholesome, therapeutic environment. Heartwood provides trauma-informed treatment for substance dependency and other concurrent disorders, including trauma.

Physician Lead
Regular part time (2 clinical sessions and 1 administrative session)
The Heartwood Centre for Women
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC

The Physician would work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the clients thorough their recovery and rehabilitation. The incumbents will work both independently and as members of a team to balance priorities and workflow, exercising leadership, initiative, flexibility, judgment and problem-solving skills. The Physician Leads make decisions that have broad implications and complexity, ensuring appropriate stakeholder engagements are made both internally and externally.

If you share our passion for this specialized area of general practice with special interest in addiction, 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 expertise and background in treating complex clinical problems, supporting the ongoing education of our team, and furthering the overall health of this population within the province of British Columbia. This position is require to participate in the on-call schedule.

The interested physicians should be eligible for full licensure with CPSBC. Fellowship with the College of Family Physicians, or equivalent, is mandatory. Experience in addiction medicine/ addiction psychiatry is desirable. For more information & to apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:

Health Match BC

Start date: Immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

BCMHSUS is a 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.

For more information about BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services please visit the website at: www.bcmhsus.ca

PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



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