121829 – psychiatrist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • 200 - 250

Website Vancouver Coastal Health


Job ID



North Vancouver

Work Location
Mental Health / Substance Use
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff – Addiction Psychiatry
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Job Category

Please refer to the information below for details regarding salary.


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Job Title:
Work Site:
Vancouver Community Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Start Date:
As soon as possible
Compensation Type:
Come work as a Psychiatrist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking psychiatrists to participate in team-based care for adults who have a diagnosis of major mental illness and experience significant impairment in functioning in the community.
Characteristics of the population served include a history of psychiatric hospitalizations; unstable housing and/or relationships; difficulties with activities of daily living; concurrent substance use or addiction; high risk for co-occurring medical conditions; refractory treatment history; and risk of causing harm to self or others.
Physicians working in Vancouver Community settings will approach care by:
Placing the patient at the centre
Engaging in a team-based approach, providing consultations as required and longer-term psychiatric care when necessary
Providing culturally safe and responsive care for Indigenous patients
Practicing trauma- informed care
Having a recovery-oriented approach
Including families whenever possible
Employing the principles of community-based psychiatric care
Collaborating in the management of concurrent substance use disorders
Further information and expectations:
Reporting to the local medical coordinator, to the Medical Director, Vancouver Community Mental Health & Substance Use Services, and through them to the Senior Medical Director, our physicians provide medical expertise, work closely with case managers, have a strong knowledge base in psychopharmacology including opioid agonist treatment, and familiarity with behavioral and rehabilitative interventions. Additionally, they facilitate continuity of care between hospital and community and liaise with hospital physicians and staff. Occasional outreach visits in the community may be required along with virtual client interactions.
All VCH physicians must be appointed as medical staff of Vancouver Coastal Health; on-call duties depend on different factors and will be discussed. A clinical faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine is highly encouraged as resident supervision and involvement in education initiatives are an expectation.
Closing Statement

Education, Licensing, & Experience

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) – Mandatory
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) – Mandatory
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) – Eligible
Eligibility or current appointment as clinical faculty with University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine

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