The Department of Psychiatry, South Island, has an opening for a part-time psychiatrist with specific training and experience in Addiction Medicine.
Certification in Addiction Medicine preferred.
The successful applicant will work 0.5 FTE providing comprehensive psychiatric services re : concurrent disorder patients.
The service will principally occur at two outpatient sites as follows : 0.3 FTE at the CARES / ECC clinic and 0.2 FTE at the Addictions Treatment Clinic.
Interest in Indigenous mental health would be valued, as some of the ECC patients are part of the Indigenous clinic at that site.
There is an expectation to participate in strategic and operational planning, in conjunction with the other Addiction Psychiatrists, allied clinicians, and management re : improved access and treatment for concurrent disorder patients, especially the quadrant IV, high psychiatric / substance use disorder patients.
The successful candidate will have expertise in treating people with substance use issues as well as situational problems and psychiatric disorders.
As an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, you will be joining other psychiatrists and therapists to provide psychiatric expertise in various clinical processes.
These will include assessment by one time consults, brief intervention / short term stabilization, and individual psychotherapy / psychoeducation.
Co-morbid Personality Disorders, brain injuries and other physical disorders are also common.
Teaching and Research
We are also the site for a UBC Addiction Medicine Fellowship, with supervision of fellows by the Addiction psychiatrists at island Health, for their concurrent disorder rotation.
Office space for assessments, office tasks, and documentation is available, computer and administrative support as part of the general service.
A rich multidisciplinary environment for ongoing clinical learning.
As soon as possible
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