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Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

We are seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to work in a tertiary outpatient setting with children, youth and their caregivers in Victoria, BC at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health.

This position works as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Clinical Counselor, Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and Dietician.

This work site is a teaching facility, affiliated with UBC Medicine Program, that provides clinical teaching and training of medical students and Psychiatry Residents. There are also two additional part-time Child/Adolescent Psychiatrists as part of the Anscomb program.

The Program serves children and youth (up to age 19) who are experiencing severe, complex and chronic behavioural, emotional, and/or psychiatric difficulties, which significantly impact their ability to function at home, school, and the community.

The Program offers a continuum of services including comprehensive assessment, treatment, case management and consultation.

The ongoing involvement and participation of families, community physicians and mental health professionals is essential to support the continuing needs of all clients. CYFMHS goal is to involve all significant members of the clients’ family and support systems in our process. We communicate/collaborate frequently throughout the assessment and treatment period – often via planned case conferences with community service providers, the caregivers and the client.

Parents and family members participate as equal members of the treatment teams.

Flexibility within a growing and changing clinical environment, and comfort with a collaborative and interdisciplinary service, are imperative. Other services provided by CYFMHSU include, Inpatient at Ledger House, Discovery Substance use services, Crisis Services at VGH and EMHS for youth.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will participate in the core Child Psychiatry call group as required.

As this is a teaching facility the candidate will be expected to obtain a clinical teaching appointment from UBC and be involved in the training of medical students and Psychiatry Residents.



Benefits

No office overhead

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

Benefits and Incentives

Other Benefits/Incentives
Sessions and MOCAP
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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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