Psychiatrist, USTAT and AOT 100-1236

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The Department of Psychiatry, South Island, has an opening for a full-time Psychiatrist to join the Urgent Short-Term Assessment Team (USTAT) and the Addictions Outpatient Treatment (AOT) team. The successful candidate would work collaboratively within 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 patient’s needs. The clinic works collaboratively with primary care partners using a “shared care", approach.

The successful candidate will have expertise and interest in working collaboratively within a rich interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists and therapists utilizing psychotherapy and psychiatric management skills.

Clinical Duties
Assessment and collaborative participation in the treatment of people presenting with broad range of problems including Mood, Anxiety, Adjustment, Addictions, Personality. Clinical documentation will follow evolving standards and policy. Participation in the on-call schedule.

Administration Duties
Attend clinical team meetings, Department of Psychiatry meetings provide reports, and maintain medical credentials per VIHA Medical Staff Rules and VIHA policy, where appropriate.

Teaching and Research
Facilitate the development of and help sustain a rich teaching and supervision atmosphere with residents and medical students as well as clinical counseling interns who train in our clinics.

Research interests are encouraged and engagement with other researchers in the department is supported, as are connections with VIHA Research.


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

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) and Addictions Outpatient Treatment Clinic (AOT), 1119 Pembroke Street, Victoria. BC

Start Date

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
Full-time (0.9 FTE)
Fee-for-Service, Sessional Billing and MOCAP
Education, Training and Experience

- Eligible for full licensure to practice psychiatry in British Columbia.
- FRCPC – eligible, mandatory
- Experience and interest to work in multidisciplinary, collaborative care and stepped care models.
- Leadership experience and training will be considered an asset.
- Capacity and interest to build good working relationships with the other services/staff.

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