Psychiatrist - Mood Disorders 100-1239

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Mood Disorders Services, Department of Psychiatry, Island Health, South Island, is looking for a full-time (0.7 FTE) Psychiatrist to join our team.

Mood Disorders Services offers outpatient assessment and treatment of adult patients with mood disorders (major depression or bipolar disorder), particularly to those who have diagnostic issues/problems, poor responses to treatment, and/or complex management issues.  We offer a whole range of treatments including medication management, case management, and other biological intervention such as ECT.
The successful candidate will hold an Independent License with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and will be a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Experience working in a team environment, with supervision of students/residents, would be preferable. Clinical and research experience in mood disorders would definitely be an asset.

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.


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, 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

Victoria Mental Health Centre, Royal Jubilee Hospital


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 (0.7 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.
- Relevant experience working with this population is an asset.
- Capacity and interest to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members.

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