Geriatric Psychiatrist

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Shift/Hours of Work
Monday to Friday with weekends and statutory holidays off.
Mixed fee-for-service and sessional billing
MOCAP On-call funding
Office space, administrative support, telephone, fax and email is provided by VIHA at no cost.  Office space may be shared.
Community Information
Vancouver Island’s second largest city, Nanaimo is situated midway on the east coast, 115 kilometres 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

The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is seeking a full time and part-time Geriatric Psychiatrist to join 3 other Geriatric Psychiatrists in providing consultation to patients and their families/caregivers, primary care physicians, and fellow health care professionals in Acute Inpatient, Outpatient, and Residential Care settings in Nanaimo.

You will provide leadership and clinical expertise to the team - a multidisciplinary geriatric consultation-liaison program in acute care.  Your complex patients will also have access to acute and rehabilitation programs in Victoria, Duncan, and Ladysmith as part of an innovative Island-wide Tertiary Geriatric Psychiatry program ensuring 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 providing consultation to remote areas on Vancouver Island through the NITAOP program. It is very rewarding to provide much-needed service for special populations including First Nations. Geriatric psychiatry services are provided as part of Seniors Mental Health, which 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 conjointly with Geriatric Medicine.

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

- FRCPC Eligible (mandatory)
- FRCPC (desired)
- Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC


Please forward your CV, cover letter and the names of three references to:

Melissa Allen, Physician Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Island Health 
1200 Dufferin Cres.
Nanaimo BC  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.