Psychiatrist - Mood Disorder

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Victoria Mental Health Centre
Shift/Hours of Work
Clinical care is remunerated by Fee-for-Service for direct care and sessional billings.
MOCAP for on-call work
Furnished office, computer, and administrative support provided.
Community Information
Victoria, British Columbia’s scenic capital, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and enviable quality of life, this is an ideal place to pursue your medical career and create the kind of lifestyle only dreamt about. Few areas in the world can match BC’s scope of outdoor activities, with Vancouver Island offering everything from skiing and snowboarding, to golf, and world-class fishing. With Victoria’s temperate climate, its rich heritage and vibrant cultural scene, it provides the very best of urban and rural living.

Job Summary

Mood Disorders Services, Department of Psychiatry, Island Health, South Island, is looking for a full time Psychiatrist to join our team.

Mood Disorders Services offers outpatient assessment and treatment of adult patients with mood disorders (major depression or bipolar disorder), particularly to those who have diagnostic issues/problems, poor responses to treatment, and/or complex management issues.  We offer a whole range of treatments including medication management, case management, and other biological intervention such as ECT. It is a teaching site for both medical students and Psychiatry residents. There is a potential for clinical research as well.
The successful candidate will hold an Independent License with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and will be a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Experience working in a team environment, with supervision of students/residents, would be preferable. Clinical and research experience in mood disorders would definitely be an asset.


Education, Training and Experience

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC).
Full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC).
Relevant experience working with this population is an asset.
Capacity and interest to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members.


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

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Island Health
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.