General Psychiatrist 100-1151

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The Department of Psychiatry of Island Health has opportunity for a temporary psychiatrist providing Adult General Psychiatry services.  An interest in ECT and neurostimulation would be an asset. Start and end date for this temporary position is flexible to suit the successful candidate.

The General Psychiatric Service is a core component of the Victoria Mental Health Center located at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. The General Psychiatry Service is a community mental health outpatient clinic focused on people with severe persistent mental illnesses including Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders and Severe Depressive Disorders. Patients may have comorbid, anxiety disorders, personality disorders medical conditions and addictions.

The successful candidate will become a valued member of a collaborative interdisciplinary team including case manager, nursing, occupational therapy and psychology working together providing comprehensive recover orientated and PSR informed care. Collaborative care integrating primary care partners and working closely with family and social networks of patients is part of the clinical model.

Telehealth to support remote communities is a requirement of this position.

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 providing reports to the Department of Psychiatry meetings.


Furnished office, computer, and administrative support provided.

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, Victoria offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with a satisfying lifestyle.  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, sailing, kayaking and cycling. With Victoria’s temperate climate, its rich heritage and vibrant cultural scene, it provides the very best of urban and rural living. Strong public schools are complemented by multiple renowned private schools in and adjacent to Victoria.

Job Types

Victoria Mental Health Center, Royal Jubilee Hospital


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

Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator

Island Health



Clinical care is remunerated by Fee-for-Service for direct care and sessional billings. MOCAP for on-call work
Education, Training and Experience


  • Eligible for licensure in psychiatry with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) or Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC eligible)
  • Relevant experience working with this population is an asset.
  • Strong Commitment to collaborative team-based interdisciplinary practice and excellent communication skills are essential.
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