Psychiatrist, DDMHT - Adult 100-1234

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Island Health has an opening for a part-time (0.4 FTE) Psychiatrist to join our Developmental Disability Mental Health Team (DDMHT). The successful applicant will work  with DDMHT, providing assessment and consultation to adults age 19 years and up with a range of intellectual disability (ID), including autism, FASD, Down Syndrome and mental health and substance use needs.

As part of DDMHT the successful candidate will join a dedicated interdisciplinary team of Nurses, Psychologists, OT, and Psychiatrists that offer a specialized community based consultation service providing assessment and review, working with family physicians and the community care teams and families that support youth and adults with ID. This position will include a new service providing consultation to a transitional group of young adults age 19-25, who have aged out of the DDMHT Child & Adolescent Consultative Service which presents with mainly autism spectrum disorders. This new Transitional Consultative Service may include telehealth outreach to other parts of Vancouver Island. Another innovative aspect of this new position will be helping to design and run modified CBT &/or DBT groups for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.

Patients may be located anywhere in Vancouver Island region. Patients residing in the Greater Victoria area could be seen in person. Out of town patients would be seen via telehealth. Training on the use of telehealth equipment and procedures will be provided.

On call responsibility is mandatory for Island Health psychiatry services

As Island Health is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Island Medical Program, teaching of medical students and residents is an expectation of this role and application to UBC 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.


Office space for assessments, office tasks, and documentation is available, computer and administrative support as part of the general service.

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

DDMHT Office, Suite 203-3939 Quarda Street, Victoria


Interested candidates, please attach your CV and letter of interest to:
Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Island Health
Fax:  250-716-7747

Shift/Hours of Work
Part-Time (0.4 FTE)
Fee-for-Service, Sessional Billing and MOCAP
Education, Training and Experience

- Eligible for full licensure to practice psychiatry in British Columbia (CPSBC)
- FRCPC – eligible, mandatory
- Experience and training in comprehensive psychiatry services, and skills and experience in a collaborative care model.
- Capacity and interest to build relationships with the other services/staff.

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