Psychiatrist, USTAT - 100-1101

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Island Health’s Department of Psychiatry, South Island, has an opportunity for a part-time Psychiatrist to join the Urgent Short-Term Assessment and Treatment (USTAT) team.

The USTAT clinic is a vibrant interdisciplinary outpatient clinic focused on assisting people with high prevalence disorders of anxiety, mood, adjustment, addictions and personality disorders. The clinic integrates psychiatric management with a range of individual and group psychotherapies provided in collaboration with the interdisciplinary staff. We utilize a “stepped care” approach offering services in both focus and intensity that best matches patients’ needs. The clinic works collaboratively with primary care partners using a "shared care", approach.

The successful candidate will have expertise and interest in working in a collaborative interdisciplinary team including psychiatrist, therapists, social workers, nurse practitioner and nurses. The candidate will have expertise utilizing psychotherapy and psychiatric management skills, as well as experience in the assessment and treatment of people presenting with a broad range of problems including Mood, Anxiety, Adjustment, Addictions and Personality.

On call responsibility is mandatory for Island Health psychiatry services.

As Island Health is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Island Medical Program there is opportunity for training of medical students and residents and applying for a clinical appointment is expected.

Participation in research is strongly encouraged and facilitated by Island Health.

Administrative duties of the position include, attending clinical team meetings and provide reports to the Department of Psychiatry meetings.


Office space for assessments, office tasks, and documentation is available, computer and administrative support as part of the general service. A rich multidisciplinary environment for ongoing clinical learning.

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Community Information:

Victoria, British Columbia’s scenic capital, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and enviable quality of life, this is an ideal place to pursue your medical career and create the kind of lifestyle only dreamt about. Few areas in the world can match BC’s scope of outdoor activities, with Vancouver Island offering everything from skiing and snowboarding, to golf, and world-class fishing. With Victoria’s temperate climate, its rich heritage and vibrant cultural scene, it provides the very best of urban and rural living.

Job Types
Permanent Specialty

Urgent Short-Term Assessment and Treatment Clinic (USTAT)


Interested candidates, please attach your CV, letter of interest, and names of 3 references.

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator

Island Health


Fax:  250-716-7747

Shift/Hours of Work
Fee-for-Service, Sessional Billing, MOCAP
Education, Training and Experience
  • Eligible for full licensure to practice psychiatry in British Columbia (CPSBC)
  • Experience and training in comprehensive psychiatry services, and skills and experience in multidisciplinary, collaborative care and stepped care models.
  • Leadership experience and training will be considered an asset.
  • Capacity and interest to build relationships with the other services/staff.
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