Psychiatrist 100-0994

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The Department of Psychiatry South Island has an opportunity for a Psychiatrist to provide Temporary 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.

2.  Outpatient treatment at Salt Spring Island Community Services, providing consultation to Severe and Chronically Mentally ill, Urgent Short Term Assessment and Treatment, and Drug and Alcohol programs working with the case managers.  Four sessions per month of sessional funding available in addition to fee for service billing.  Approximately 10-18 hours a week.

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 comfortable 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 including:

Fee-for-Service Premium - 9.52%

Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Types

Lady Minto Gulf Islands Hospital

Salt Spring Island Community Services and private office

Salt Spring Island

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.

Shift/Hours of Work
Temporary - 2 week period. Date range to be arranged by applicant and the Salt Spring Island Recruitment Committee
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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