This is an exciting and innovative post offered as a part of Island Health’s commitment to enhance the use of service delivery using technology. Telepsychiatry has established itself as a proven and useful way of providing specialist services to remote locations and areas with paucity of specialist services. This post aims to provide access to Psychiatric expertise using real time synchronous videoconferencing.
This is an opportune time to join the Island Health Telepsychiatry service. Island Health is in the process of adopting a novel telehealth platform that can be used from outside Island health sites with patients using their own devices. The candidates will have the option to participate in the development and adoption of this new platform, in partnership with the Telehealth department.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide remote psychiatric consultations and manage patients in the community in collaboration with General Practitioners. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop flexible and new ways of delivering services with the support of the excellent Telehealth team.
Clinical documentation will be maintained according to the evolving Island Health standards.
Island Health is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Island Medical Program and the candidate will be encouraged to seek a teaching appointment with the University, Department of Psychiatry. Island Health has applied to the Postgraduate committee to establish an elective post in telepsychiatry to provide exposure and training to residents in this area.
Laptop, telehealth equipment and software will be provided by Island Health
As soon as possible
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.
Island Health site; flexible location
Interested candidates, please attach your CV and letter of interest
Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
Eligible for full licensure in British Columbia (CPSBC)
Current experience in Adult Psychiatry (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorders, Co-morbid addictions, Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders).
Strong commitment to collaborative team based inter disciplinary practice & excellent communication skills are essential.