Geriatric Psychiatrist 200-0599

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The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is seeking a full time Geriatric Psychiatrist to join 3 other Geriatric Psychiatrists in providing consultation to patients and their families/caregivers, primary care physicians, and fellow health care professionals in Acute Inpatient, Outpatient, and Residential Care settings in Nanaimo.

You will provide leadership and clinical expertise to the team - a multidisciplinary geriatric consultation-liaison program in acute care.  Your complex patients will also have access to acute and rehabilitation programs in Victoria, Duncan, and Ladysmith as part of an innovative Island-wide Tertiary Geriatric Psychiatry program ensuring the highest quality of care. Further expansion of this program over the next few years will result in a dynamic system of care with Provincial linkages for service delivery planning and educational support.

There is also the opportunity to expand your practice interests by providing consultation to remote areas on Vancouver Island through the NITAOP program. It is very rewarding to provide much-needed service for special populations including First Nations. Geriatric psychiatry services are provided as part of Seniors Mental Health, which provides exceptional quality services through integration of resources and a strong focus on educational support of clinicians, physicians and other health care providers. You will participate in clinical service, teaching, and ongoing program development as part of the Island-wide Dementia Strategy conjointly with Geriatric Medicine.

Participation in the NRGH General Psychiatry call rotation is a requirement of this position.  This would be approximately a 1 in 8 commitment. Involvement in the Island Medical Program undergraduate and postgraduate teaching program is encouraged. A University of B.C. affiliated appointment and membership in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is available.


Office space, administrative support, telephone, fax and email is provided by VIHA at no cost.  Office space may be shared.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Nanaimo, population 90,000, is a growing and vibrant urban centre situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, located approximately 100 kilometers north of Victoria and offers excellent access via commercial flights, float plane or ferry to Vancouver. The community offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including the 800 seat waterfront Port Theatre, the Vancouver Island University and is adjacent renowned private schools.

Nanaimo is the outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, providing year round access to a wide array of recreational activities including kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, running and golfing. Nearby Mount Washington frequently boasting the deepest snow pack in North America, has excellent downhill, snowboarding and cross country skiing.

Job Types
Permanent Specialty

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital


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

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator

Island Health


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Shift/Hours of Work
Mixed fee-for-service and sessional billing; MOCAP
Education, Training and Experience
  • FRCPC Eligible (mandatory)
  • FRCPC (desired)
  • Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
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