Psychiatrist 200-0745

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We are seeking a full-time Psychiatrist to work in an outpatient setting to care for an Adult population of patients with a wide spectrum of diagnoses.

The candidate must be comfortable in working with the persistently mentally ill, personality disordered, and co-morbid populations, and within the framework of a community and recovery focused program.  Caseload is shared with the current Psychiatrist with a possibility of on-call responsibilities in the future.  Flexibility within a growing and changing clinical environment, and comfort with a collaborative and consultative service are imperative.



Free office space, secretary, telephone, fax and email. 

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.

Start Date

As soon as possible


Community Information

Port Alberni, a coastal city with a population of 18,000, is situated in the majestic Alberni Valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

This temperate valley climate offers an array of year-round outdoor activities.  The gateway to the Pacific Rim communities of Tofino & Ucluelet, and Long Beach, the top Canadian surfing destination, Port Alberni enjoys easy access to the best recreational opportunities on Vancouver Island.  Port Alberni is now the official “Ultimate Fishing Town” in Canada.  All this and world-class skiing on Mt. Washington is only a short drive away!

Port Alberni is a family-friendly community with affordable housing and strong public schools.  Community spirit abounds and is evident by the abundance of activities for children including programs in: music, dance, gymnastics and all team sports: soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse etc.  Sproat Lake, located just outside of the city is the ideal location to base your family home.

Located within a 60 minute drive from Nanaimo and offering easy access to Vancouver and Victoria, Port Alberni provides access to big-city amenities with all the charm and character of a rural community.

Job Types
Permanent Specialty

West Coast General Hospital

Port Alberni

Interested candidates, please attach your CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for 3 referees. 

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator

Island Health


Fax:  250-716-7747Image removed.

Payment is on a mixed billing system with a combination of fee-for-service and sessional billing.
Education, Training and Experience

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) - Desired
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) eligible - Mandatory
Eligible for licensure in British Columbia

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