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Northern Health Authority

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Canada-British Columbia-Prince George


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Northern Health Authority

Job Description

The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia is seeking a Geriatric Psychiatrist. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to have clinical and/or academic affiliation with the UBC Northern Medical Program.  

There is a memory disorders clinic that requires geriatric psychiatric input. There is a visiting geriatrician who also works at this clinic and a local neurologist. The geriatric psychiatrist would work at the Geriatric Assessment Clinic and would also do old age psychiatry through an outpatient clinic associated with the Elderly Services Team. There is also hospital consultation-liaison psychiatry required for geriatric patients and access to the inpatient psychiatric unit although there are no dedicated geriatric beds. There is also outreach to nursing homes which includes working with a behavioural psychologist and nurses on an outreach team. 

The geriatric psychiatrist is expected to do general psychiatric on call which averages about 1 in 10 currently. There is the option of outreach to other communities with visiting geriatricians. There is an ECT service in the hospital. 

The geriatric psychiatrist would be a full-time member of the department of psychiatry and would be involved in teaching medical students, family practice residents and psychiatry residents. A University of BC academic appointment would be encouraged for the successful applicant.  

Prince George is a cohesive medical community with a new Medical School and Family Practice Residency program. The hospital is the tertiary care and trauma centre, and provides consultant care in most critical areas - excluding interventional cardiology and neurosurgery - to approximately 48,000 patients per year. 

Core specialties available regionally include: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesia, General/Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Urology ENT, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Pathology Psychiatry and Dental Surgery. Services are augmented with visiting specialists. 

$15,000 Sign-On Bonus and $15,000 Relocation Assistance is Available!  Salary/Rate $300,000+


1475 Edmonton Street

Prince George, British Columbia

V2M 1S2 Canada

In order to be eligible for licensure in BC, your postgraduate training must meet the requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Post graduate training must be obtained from an accredited and approved training program in a jurisdiction sanctioned by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Please refer to the attached PDF for a listing of those countries:





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Northern Health Authority
Jacquelyn Page
Physician Recruitment and Marketing
Posting Date: 05-Jul-2017Geriatric Medicine Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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