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Psychiatrist, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 200-1021

Island Health

This is a Contract position in Mississauga, ON posted January 10, 2022.

Psychiatrist, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 200-1021 Psychiatrist, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 200-1021 Reference Number 200-1021 The Cowichan Valley Department of Psychiatry of Island Health has an opportunity for a Psychiatrist to provide ambulatory and outreach care through Assertive Community Treatment (ACT).

We are seeking a part-time Psychiatrist with strong leadership abilities to help lead clinical teams, and who is collaborative and enjoys working as part of a team.

The successful candidate must have: Relevant experience or interest working in tertiary-level services.

A recovery-oriented approach.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

An established track record of exemplary teamwork, including experience working with team members to plan and lead discharges from the facility and admissions from inpatient and community referral sources.

An interest and experience working with patients living with persistent or frequently recurring psychosis and other high-level tertiary care needs.

A passion for delivering interactive and dynamic care in the facility, ambulatory and outreach work settings.

Clinical Duties Provision of clinical care to clients of the Cowichan ACT team together with other members of the clinical care team.

Vacation and absence coverage for psychiatrists also working with the ACT team.

Such coverage will also be provided to the successful candidate by these psychiatrists as needed.

Participation in the CDH on-call schedule.

Administrative Duties Participates in the Cowichan Valley Department of Psychiatry including the promotion and fostering of programmatic evaluation and quality improvement.

Attendance in clinical team meetings and providing reports to the Department of Psychiatry meetings.

Teaching & Research Coordinating and ensuring an excellent learning experience for medical and other students and residents.

Appointment to the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Psychiatry, and with the UBC Island Medical School, is an expectation of this position.

There is no research requirement but many opportunities for an interested psychiatrist.

Additional incentives available under Rural Subsidiary Agreement (subject to eligibility) include: Recruitment Incentive: $5,000; Annual Retention Premium: $4,222.80; Fee-for-service premium: 4.2%; CME: Years 3 & 4: $3000/annum After 4 years: $6000/annum.

Office space, computer access and furniture is provided by Island Health.

Start Date As soon as possible Community Information Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, the City of Duncan enjoys Canada’s most temperate climate.

Characterized by diverse landscapes from lush countryside to scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities, the Cowichan Valley, encompasses freshwater lakes, saltwater beaches and marinas, and farmland.

The area offers a wide variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts including great hiking and biking trails, golfing, sailing, canoeing and ocean kayaking.

In addition to many local artisans and attractions, the South Cowichan Valley boasts five top vineyards and wineries.

Public education in Duncan is complemented by renowned local private schools and located only 45 minutes south; Victoria also offers excellent educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Vancouver Island, one of Canada’s most livable regions, provides the very best in both urban and rural living.

Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, Vancouver Island offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with an enviable quality of life.

Job Types Permanent Specialty Department City Duncan Contact Interested candidates, please attach your CV and letter of interest.

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator Clinical care is remunerated by Fee-for-Service for direct care and sessional billings.

MOCAP for on-call work Education, Training and Experience Eligible for full licensure in psychiatry with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) If you are in urgent need of medical care, please call 911.

If you require health care advice for a non-urgent concern, call HealthLink BC at 811.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Before Canada and BC were formed, Indigenous peoples lived in balance and interconnectedness with the land and water in which the necessities of life are provided.

Health disparities persist, which are due to the impacts of colonization and Indigenous specific racism.

Healthy lands, healthy people.

Island Health acknowledges and recognizes these homelands and the stewardship of Indigenous peoples of this land; it is with humility we continue to work toward building our relationship.