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Psychiatrist

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Status
Full Time
Facility/Site
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Department/Area
Psychiatry
City
Nanaimo (PDF)
Shift/Hours of Work
Full-time, 1:10 Call Schedule
Remuneration

Mixed fee-for-service and sessional billing
Medical On Call Service Availablity Program (MOCAP)

Benefits
Furnished office, computer, telephone and administrative support provided.
Community Information

Nanaimo is a growing, vibrant, and family-oriented community that enjoys access to abundant outdoor activities, with proximity to Victoria as well as Vancouver --- a 90-minute ferry or 20-minute seaplane ride away. 

The community of 85,000 offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including an 800 seat waterfront theatre, the Vancouver Island University and adjacent renowned private school options. 

With one of the best climates in Canada, Nanaimo provides year round access to a wide array of recreational activities including kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, running and golfing.  Nearby Mount Washington frequently boasting the deepest snow pack in North America, has excellent downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding and biathlon.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) has opportunities for full-time Psychiatrists to join a collegial team of 10 Psychiatrists in Nanaimo.

We seek Psychiatrists to support outpatient and inpatient practice including provision of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).  Applicants with ECT training will be considered an asset.  Applicants without ECT training will be required to complete training to provide this needed service.

Community services consist of mobile crisis response, walk-in crisis counseling clinic as well as community mental health and substance use teams providing treatment, rehab support and supported housing options for adults. 

Acute services are provided at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital which has 224 acute care beds and a 24-bed inpatient psychiatry unit.  In September 2012 our new Emergency Department opened which a 6-bed Psychiatric intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Psychiatric Emergency Unit (PES).  NRGH is a UBC Postgraduate Family Practice Residency Program site providing opportunities for teaching and academic affiliation.

Qualifications


Education, Training and Experience

• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) - Desired
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) eligible - Mandatory
• Electroconvulsive Therapy Training 
• Eligible for licensure in British Columbia

Contact

To apply please submit your curriculum vitae, cover letter and names of three references to:

Melissa Allen, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, British Columbia  V9S 2B7
Email:  physicians@viha.ca
Fax:  250-716-7747

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.