Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Geriatric Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

Geriatric Psychiatrist
Geriatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service
St. Paul’s Hospital - Providence Health Care (PHC)

In accordance with the Standards of Practice and the established Visions and Values of Providence Health Care, the psychiatrist that accepts this position will:
• Provide geriatric psychiatry assessment and treatment as part of the geriatric psychiatry consultation-liaison service at St. Paul’s Hospital. The service receives consultation requests from the hospital acute care services. It provides direct and coordinated care with treating teams and with community providers and service agencies.
• Be expected to support educational opportunities for the community regarding management of patients with late-life psychiatric illnesses.
• Be expected to be involved in teaching specific students, residents and fellows assigned to the service.
• Be expected to participate in evaluation and quality improvement programs for the service.
• Participate in the on-call schedule.

The model of care is collaborative. The SPH and MSJ geriatric psychiatry teams will closely collaborate with: primary care physicians relating to SPH and MSJ and community health units, other specialist physicians from the mental health teams, the Vancouver Coastal Mental Health Central Intake Service and SPH/MSJ Acute Care services. The geriatric psychiatry team at PHC provides care for older adults with mental health needs who live in the City of Vancouver.

• A medical degree and eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
• Specialist’s qualifications in psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or eligibility to write our CPS specialty exams in Psychiatry).
• Ability to meet Privileging and Credentialing requirements for Providence Health Care.
• A completed Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry is required.
• Interest and/or experience in electroconvulsive therapy and other neurostimulation modalities are desirable.
• Interest and/or experience in substance abuse treatment is desirable.
• Demonstrates an ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting.
• Shows a commitment to work towards innovations in care.
• Apply for and gain clinical faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia Medical School Department of Psychiatry: http://www.med.ubc.ca/clinical-faculty/becoming-clinical-faculty/

The psychiatrist reports to the Head of the PHC Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, for their professional role. The psychiatrist will also report to the Physician Leader, Geriatric Psychiatry of the PHC Elder Care Program for their clinical service delivery role.

The psychiatrist will provide a minimum of four half-days per week in a blended billing model (sessional and fee-for-service). The psychiatrist is responsible for their own billings.

Interested candidates should submit a current CV and letter of interest

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