Geriatric Psychiatrist

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Department of Geriatric Services, Older Adult Mental Health & Addictions Services
Nanaimo (PDF)
Shift/Hours of Work
Full Time

Mixed fee-for-service and sessional billing

 Free office space, secretary, telephone, fax and email.
Community Information

Vancouver Island’s second largest city, Nanaimo is situated midway on the east coast, 115 kilometers north of Victoria and is in close proximity to Vancouver.   The community offers a wide array of educational and cultural opportunities for families.  Recreational activities abound including year-round golf, spectacular winter skiing within one hour’s drive, and all manner of water sport activities.

If you seek balance between your personal and professional life in a location where the outdoor living is easy then we invite you to consider Nanaimo…the perfect climate for your future!

Job Summary

You will join 3 Geriatric Psychiatrists providing consultation to patients and their families/caregivers, primary care physicians and fellow health care professionals in Acute Inpatient (Psychiatry and Med/Surg at the hospital), Outpatient and Nursing Home settings in Nanaimo, Parksville, Ladysmith, Qualicum, Port Alberni and outlying communities. 

You will provide leadership and clinical expertise to the SORT team - a community geriatric psychiatry outreach program.  Your complex patients will also have access to acute and rehabilitation programs in Victoria and Ladysmith as part of an innovative Island-wide Tertiary Geriatric Psychiatry program to ensure the highest quality of care. Further expansion of this program over the next few years will result in a dynamic system of care with Provincial linkages for service delivery planning and educational support.

There is also the opportunity to expand your practice interests by participating in consultation to remote areas on Vancouver Island through the NITAOP program. It is very rewarding to provide much-needed service for the special challenges of this population including First Nations issues. Geriatric psychiatry services are provided as part of Seniors Mental Health, which is now part of Seniors and Spiritual Health.  This program provides exceptional quality services through integration of resources and a strong focus on educational support of clinicians, physicians and other health care providers. You will participate in clinical service, teaching, and ongoing program development as part of the Island-wide Dementia Strategy.

Involvement in the Island Medical Program undergraduate and postgraduate teaching program is encouraged. A University of B.C. affiliated appointment and membership in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is available.


Education, Training and Experience

• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) Eligible – mandatory
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) – desired
• Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
• Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Geriatric Psychiatry - mandatory


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

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

NOTE: In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants and permanent residents of Canada.

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.