Geriatric Psychiatrist 200-1181

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The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is seeking a part-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. 

The successful candidate will provide leadership and clinical expertise to the GEM 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.

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, including the newly-opened MINT clinic, 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 11 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.

Additional Information

If desired, any of our part-time positions can be combined with other available part-time positions to create a rewarding and diverse full-time Psychiatry practice.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Vancouver Island’s second largest city, Nanaimo is situated midway on the east coast, 115 kilometers north of Victoria and is in close proximity to Vancouver.   The community offers a wide array of educational and cultural opportunities for families.  Recreational activities abound including year-round golf, spectacular winter skiing within one hour’s drive, and all manner of water sport activities.

If you seek balance between your personal and professional life in a location where the outdoor living is easy then we invite you to consider Nanaimo…the perfect climate for your future

Job Types
Permanent Specialty

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital


For more information on this and other Psychiatrist opportunities please contact:

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruiter
Island Health 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to

Shift/Hours of Work
Mixed fee-for-service and sessional billing. MOCAP On-call funding
Education, Training and Experience
  • FRCPC Eligible (mandatory)
  • FRCPC (desired)
  • Eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • Eligible for membership in Canadian Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (mandatory).
  • Fellowship is considered an asset, but not required
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