Psychiatrist 100-0811

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The Department of Psychiatry South Island has an opportunity for a Psychiatrist to provide inpatient and community consultation on Salt Spring Island.  Key components of this position include:

1. Share hospital coverage of 19 bed General Hospital with our other Psychiatrist – on call from 1800 Sunday through 1700 hours Friday, approximately 5 – 15 hrs a week at the hospital.  Coverage is largely adult but includes patients of all ages from child and youth to geriatrics.

2. Outpatient treatment at the local Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Team, providing consultation to Severe and Chronically Mentally Ill, Urgent Short Term Assessment and Treatment, and Drug and Alcohol programs working with the case managers.  Approximately 10-18 hours a week.  The team treats adults over the age of 18.

3. Private office practice responding to needs for ongoing care, shared care and consultation from local GP’s – as much time as wished.

The ideal candidate would be a qualified psychiatrist with comfort applying the principals of large city training and practice in a small community with less psychiatric infrastructure.  Psychological mindedness, self-reflective capacity, and working understanding of boundaries are assets in a setting when one meets one’s patients on the street every day.

The working matrix of a small community provides challenges but also the opportunity for a deep sense of belonging, being an active part of a warm and supportive island, and living in a great place to raise a family.


May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA), including (subject to change): 

  • Recruitment Incentive:  up to a maximum of $10,000 (pro-rated based on FTE)
  • Relocation: up to a maximum of $15,000 (amount based on location relocating from)
  • Flat fee: $9,186.12
  • Fee Premium: 7.98%
  • CME: $3,000/annum year 3-4 and $6,000/annum after 4 years in the community.


Additional Information

2 full-time positions available

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Salt Spring Island (aprox 10,000 population) is nestled against the east shore of Vancouver

Island located halfway between Victoria and Nanaimo with excellent ferry and seaplane


This is an exceptional opportunity to work and live in an area that provides a relaxed lifestyle

in a temperate climate with excellent year-round recreation and cultural amenities including

but not limited to:

• A large artistic community with a variety of classes, exhibits and performances;

• Outstanding recreational opportunities – sailing, kayaking, hiking, soccer, swimming,

baseball, tennis and golf included;

• K-12 education available on island

• Performing arts center, indoor pool, galleries, shopping and a small community movie


• Rural environment providing opportunities for hobby farming or access to locally grown

produce and farm products.

To learn more about our community please visit the following links:

Salt Spring Tourism

Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce

For Everything that’s Community Health – Salt Spring

Job Types
Permanent Specialty

Lady Minto Gulf Islands Hospital
Salt Spring Island Community Services and private office

Salt Spring Island

Interested candidates, please attach your CV and letter of interest.

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruiter

Island Health




Shift/Hours of Work
Fee-for-Service; Sessioinal billings; MOCAP
Education, Training and Experience
  • Eligible for full Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
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