Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Richmond Hospital Department of Psychiatry is currently seeking a psychiatrist to join as a locum to fill 2 part time positions in hospital. Locum to start immediately to cover Leave of Absence.

Richmond Hospital Psychiatry Consult Liaison Program (0.6 FTE position) is based at Richmond Hospital and provides consultation and short-term management of general mental health conditions. The majority of referrals are from physicians admitting patients on medical/surgical wards. The Consult Liaison Program Psychiatrist provides psychiatric assessment and treatment to patients admitted in medical and surgical wards, and would liaise and collaborate with the primary care team for integrated patient care. Supervision for medical students and psychiatry residents may also be required.

Richmond Hospital In-Patient Psychiatrist (0.4 FTE position) - Inpatient work at 2 west Psychiatric unit. The day to day work involves assessment, daily management, rounding on psychiatric clients admitted to the unit. The physician works as an integral part of the team providing leadership as the Most Responsible Physician in treating the patients . It is an expectation that a client centred recovery focussed approach is followed along with engaging community partners like Mental health Team, Assertive community Treatment team etc. Comprehensive care is provide din 2 west unit for full spectrum of psychiatric disorders in general adult population. Previous experience of working in an inpatient unit is an asset.

Richmond Hospital is a fully accredited, 228 acute care bed facility serving a local population of 200,000 with an additional catchment area of almost 120,000. Richmond Hospital is focused on meeting the needs of the people it serves and is seeking a Psychiatrist to provide services to an adult population in a team-based model.

Richmond is the fourth most populous and fast growing municipalities in Metro Vancouver. To meet the growing demand for healthcare services, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is ensuring we plan for the future. Richmond Hospital is undergoing plans for a campus wide expansion and renewal. As announced on July 2020 by the Premier and Minster of Health, the aims is to build a new acute care tower. Incorporating modernized healthcare design principles, the new facility provide increased inpatient care beds, perioperative services, medical imaging and emergency services to support quality patient care and staff wellness and safety. Detailed planning is currently underway with a project completion target of 2028.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

To formally apply, please create a Health Match BC profile at https://www.healthmatchbc.org/Register.aspx and your account will then be assigned to one of the Health Match BC recruitment consultants. Please ensure that you upload your current CV and compose a message to indicate which position you are applying for and provide any supplemental documentation (ie,. Cover letter and references) for them to include in your formal application/referral.

You will not be able to directly apply without the assistance of their team.

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Compensation Type
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Estimated Remuneration
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Physician Overhead
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Billing Split
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Nestled in the estuary at the mouth of the historic Fraser River, the city of Richmond offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and rural tranquility. A cosmopolitan population, proximity to all kinds of transportation options, sunny weather and endless riverside walking paths make Richmond a marvelous place to live, work and play. Just minutes from downtown Vancouver and close to the U.S. border, Richmond is a convenient location that serves up culture, amazing cuisine, and authentic experiences.

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