Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Addiction Medicine

Role and Facility Information

General Practitioner with Special Interest in Addiction

Part time opportunity: 2 sessions (Tuesday OR Thursday, one full day OR 2 half days per week)

The Heartwood Centre for Women

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.

The Physician would work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the clients thorough their recovery and rehabilitation.

The physician would work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage care of clients to facilitate their recovery and rehabilitation during their stay in program.

If you share our passion for this specialized area of general practice with a 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.

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

Health Match BC

Application will be review immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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.

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

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.

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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