The Department of Psychiatry, South Island is seeking a Psychiatrist with training and experience in neuropsychiatry to provide part-time (0.5 FTE) coverage for neuropsychiatric patients in a small 14-bed highly specialized transitional care unit.
The physician will provide services in southern Vancouver Island, in collaboration with a General Practitioner and a team of allied health care professionals.
The successful applicant will provide sole-neuropsychiatrist support to the 14- bed Glengarry Transitional Care Unit (GTCU), a unique and highly specialized unit for patients from hospitals across the Island who require intensive supports and discharge planning to make a discharge to the community successful. In addition, the successful applicant will liaise with the provincial neuropsychiatric services and other agencies as needed to facilitate the treatment and discharge of patients receiving care at GTCU.
On call responsibilities are mandatory for Island Health Psychiatry services, and will be organized through the South Island Department of Psychiatry in an equitable fashion.
Administrative duties include attending meetings, providing reports, and maintaining medical credentials per Island Health’s Medical Staff Rules and Island Health policy, where appropriate.
As Island Health is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Island Medical Program there is opportunity for training of medical students and residents and applying for a clinical appointment is expected.
Research interests are encouraged and engagement with other researchers in the department is supported, as are connections with Island Health Research.
As soon as possible
Perched on the southern-most tip of Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria has a population of 365,000, and it is in close proximity to Vancouver and Seattle. Greater Victoria offers a wide variety of educational and cultural opportunities for families, and world-class recreational activities abound including year-round golf, spectacular winter skiing, hiking and all manner of water sports. Southern Vancouver Island provides big city amenities without the pace and, above all offers a friendly, relaxed and health-conscious lifestyle.