The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Island Health, is seeking a full-time Geriatric Psychiatrist to practice in Saanich who will join 7 others who practice in the Greater Victoria Area.
The successful candidate will provide clinical service and leadership to the interdisciplinary Seniors Outpatient Clinics located at Saanich Peninsula Hospital (SPH). In addition, s/he will provide geriatric psychiatry consultation liaison service to SPH and selected residential care facilities as well as consult to an interdisciplinary Seniors Outreach Team co-located with Home and Community Care within a defined catchment area.
Participation in the Geriatric Psychiatry call rotation is a requirement of this position.
The Division is strongly committed to undergraduate and postgraduate education. Victoria also has a complete psychiatry residency program, and 1-2 PGY3 residents are anchored within geriatric psychiatry. Clinical faculty appointments are available for all geriatric psychiatrists through a joint application to the University of Victoria Island Medical Program and University of BC Faculty of Medicine.
The Division enjoys collegial relationships with the Island Health Geriatric Medicine, Adult Psychiatry and Hospitalist services. Many Island Health Geriatric Specialty Services are integrated with Geriatric Medicine and we are currently integrating our outpatient clinics at SPH with Geriatric Medicine. Both the C/L service and the outpatient clinics are supported by interdisciplinary teams.
Office space, administrative support, telephone, fax and email is provided by Island Health at no cost. Office space may be shared.
As soon as possible
Located north of Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula is made up of the municipalities of
Central and North Saanich, and the City of Sidney, with a population of 114,000. The
Saanich Peninsula offers a mixture of rural, urban, and farming communities, and an
extensive choice of outdoor recreational activities such as golfing, hiking, cycling,
canoeing and kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing. It boasts a long shoreline with sandy
beaches, is home of the world-famous Butchart Gardens, and has quick access to the
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (to Vancouver) and the Victoria International Airport.
Saanich Peninsula Hospital
Interested candidates, please attach your CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for 3 referees.
Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
• FRCPC or FRCPC eligible
• Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
• Eligible for membership in Canadian Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (mandatory)
• Experience in collaborative, multidisciplinary, community psychogeriatric care
• Subspecialty qualification in geriatric psychiatry – obtained or to be obtained
• Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills