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Psychiatric Emergency Service Psychiatrist – 100-1626

Island Health

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted November 17, 2021.

Reference Number 100-1626 The Psychiatry Department in Victoria is looking for part-time Psychiatrists to join a dedicated team servicing our Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) for weekday, weekend and holiday coverage shifts.

Planned weekday hours are 8am to 1230pm and 1230pm to 5pm.

These hours may change depending on clinical volumes.

All Psychiatrists will be expected to provide regular on-call 24 hour Adult Psychiatry shifts, and Back Up Call for 7 days at a time.

Psychiatrists will provide patient centered care and will be responsive and flexible to team-based requests for clinical involvement.

The successful candidate must have the ability to multi task, and rapidly shift priorities in a complex, busy, demanding and rapidly changing environment.

It is a requirement of the position to have a comprehensive understanding of best practices for management of the full range of patients who present in emergency including psychotic, suicidal, agitated, personality disordered, those with substance related problems, as well as the Mental Health Act.

The Psychiatrist will demonstrate evidence of learning in practice and professional development beyond initial transition to practice by embodying the Milestones laid out for a Specialist in practice by the Royal Surgeons of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in the Can Meds 2015 Milestones: Expert who provides evidence-based, collaborative patient & family centred, culturally sensitive care.

Communicator who effectively facilitates the doctor-patient relationship and the dynamic exchanges that occur before, during, and after the medical encounter.

Collaborator who works effectively with other physicians and health care workers, respectfully addressing misunderstandings and resolving conflicts.

Leader who contributes to organizational improvement and management of resources.

Advocate who acts for the patient within and beyond the immediate environment.

Scholar who demonstrates ongoing learning and facilitates the education of others.

Professional who uses best practices, is ethical, accountable, contributes to the profession, and not only his/her own well-being but that of peers.

Physician positions within the PES participate in 360 evaluations.

Program Description Psychiatry Emergency Services (PES) at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria is a busy, active service that is part of the main Emergency Department.

Currently about 300 patients per month are seen in PES.

Between 3500-3800 patients have been seen annually over the last 2 years.

Consistent with Island Health vision, PES intends to provide compassionate and respectful care to those requiring emergency psychiatric assessment and intervention.

A multidisciplinary mental health team in PES works closely with the emergency room physicians, psychiatrists, community partners and inpatient units to facilitate the best care for patients.

Island Health is an organization committed to the education of all health care disciplines.

Undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing and social work students participate in a supervised capacity as members of the PES team.

On call responsibility is mandatory for Island Health psychiatry services.

As Island Health is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Island Medical Program there is opportunity for training of medical students and residents and applying for a clinical appointment is expected.

Participation in research is strongly encouraged and facilitated by Island Health.

Administrative duties of the position include attending clinical team meetings and providing reports to the Department of Psychiatry meetings.

Start Date As soon as possible Common office space, with access to computer, and supplies necessary for service provision .

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 Types Permanent Specialty Department Facility/Site Royal Jubilee Hospital City Victoria Contact Interested candidates, please attach your CV and letter of interest Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruiter 8 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 – 5 pm shifts weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and STAT Holidays.

Expectation of coverage at least two weekend or stat shifts (totaling one full day) per month, with rotating coverage of Peak Holiday Periods Remuneration Fee for Service Education, Training and Experience Eligible for 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) Previous Psychiatric Emergency Room experience will be considered Strong Commitment to collaborative team-based interdisciplinary practice and excellent communication skills are essential.

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.