Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Current Closing Date

Open until filled

Full Time
Comox Valley Hospital
Comox Valley
Shift/Hours of Work
Full time
Fee for service, Sessional payments, Medical On-Call Availability Program
Administrative support and office space for assessments provided.May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including: Recruitment Incentive - $10,000; Fee Premium – 6.93%; Annual Flat Fee $6,058; Rural CME - $3,000/annum in years 3 & 4 in the community, increasing to a maximum of $6,000/annum after 4 years.
Community Information
The Comox Valley (pop. 70,000) is situated on the east coast of central Vancouver Island and is considered one of the most desirable places to live in Canada due to its incredible natural setting on the Pacific Ocean and mild climate, allowing year-round recreational pursuits. Close to excellent skiing, miles and miles of pristine beaches and hiking trails it combines all the best lifestyle opportunities and is an excellent place to raise a family. (www.discovercomoxvalley.com)

Job Summary

Comox Valley Hospital and the Comox Valley are seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist to join our team of two other child and adolescent psychiatrists, a psychiatric nurse counsellor, and youth mental health outreach worker. A new graduate would be well mentored by our experienced team.

This position would be a predominantly outpatient practice, with coverage of adolescents who are occasionally admitted to our inpatient unit, and younger children who on occasion are admitted to the pediatric unit. 

The psychiatry department at Comox Valley Hospital includes 11 psychiatrists (two C&A, two geriatric, five adult) and one GP psychiatrist. We are a very collegial group and organize regular CME events including a Journal Club. 

The position includes consultation to GPs, paediatricians and to our local Child and Youth Mental Health team at the Ministry for Child and Family Development. The Comox Valley has a number of excellent services that support our psychiatric work with children including School District 71’s Behaviour Resource Program and Crisis Intervention Services through Comox Valley Hospital Emergency Room.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the Province of British Columbia and be a Fellow of the RCPSC (or equivalent). 

The expectation would be to join the psychiatry call group. On call demands are generally phone-based.

Opportunity exists to become involved in teaching UBC medical students and Family Practice residents.


Education, Training and Experience

FRCPC or FRCPC Eligible
Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.


To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to:

Sheila Leversidge
Physician Recruitment Coordinator
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.