Full Time

Website Vancouver Coastal Health


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

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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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