Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Forensic Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

Forensic Psychiatrist
Regular Full Time and Part Time opportunities available
Regional Clinics for Mental Health & Addictions (Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George and Kamloops/Kelowna)

Forensic Psychiatric Services, as part of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides specialized forensic psychiatric assessment and treatment services to the courts, the BC Review Board, and to the custody and community branches of BC Corrections. These services are located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and the six Regional Forensic Clinics in Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George and Kamloops/Kelowna. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS through its agencies and services, provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.

The Regional Clinics for Mental Health & Addictions are looking for Forensic Psychiatrists with good experience in the assessment & management of patients with substance dependence and mental health issues. The Forensic Psychiatrist collaboratively works with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the patients through their recovery and rehabilitation.

If you share our passion for this specialized area of psychiatry 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 extensive hands-on experience and background in treating complex clinical problems to support the ongoing education of our team, and further the mental health of this population within the province of British Columbia.

The interested physicians should be eligible for provisional or full licensure with CPSBC. Having fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent is desirable.

To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:

Health Match BC

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until closed.

BCMHSUS is 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.

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: 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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