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Interior Health

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatrist

Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna

PSY-3038-1514174

Company Information

Interior Health is one of six publicly funded health authorities in British Columbia. With more than 19,000 employees and nearly 1,500 physicians on our team, we are developing the future of health care through innovation and professional development.

Located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, our beautiful region includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, and Vernon along with a multitude of rural communities such as Cranbrook, Golden, Ashcroft, and 100 Mile House. Interior Health is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our citizens with staff and physicians who are committed to teamwork and high quality patient care – all playing an important part in our vision to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of British Columbia.


Job Description

You will be part of a team of dedicated psychiatrists providing inpatient and outpatient care to the community. The growth of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program provides exciting opportunities for academic and research involvement.

 

The multidisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team has a mandate to deliver mental health care to a population of patients who suffer with severe and persistent mental illness and who require higher than average health care resources. The ACT team will help these patients obtain comprehensive medical care and attain social and functional goals.

 

As a member of the ACT team, the psychiatrist in conjunction with the team leader has overall clinical responsibility for patient care and monitoring staff delivery of clinical services. The psychiatrist provides assessment and treatment; clinical supervision; education and training of the team; and assists with the development, maintenance, and supervision of appropriate policies and procedures. Flexibility and creativity are required to serve the needs of these patients in the office, hospital, and their own environments.

 

The psychiatrist will have active staff privileges at KGH and be the Most Responsible Physician when patients assigned to the ACT team are admitted to hospital. Participation in the general on call schedule is also part of the role. The official ACT Psychiatrist position is a 0.8 position, with many options to support filling the remainder 0.2 schedule, if desired.

In order to maximize income to the estimate below, the psychiatrist would need to be involved with other programs or clinical activities.

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral center offering a full range of services with approximately 400 beds and over 78,000 ED visits yearly. Adjacent to Kelowna General is the brand new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) which opened in 2015 and is BC’s only cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. IHSC is Kelowna General Hospital’s principal surgical site and features;  9 specialized Operating Rooms created for Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma surgeries with 2 ORs dedicated to Cardiac. Our state of the art Centennial Building also recently opened and boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, larger operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. KGH is also a teaching centre for the Southern Medical Program affiliated with UBC. KGH is entering its third year of training Royal College Emergency Medicine Physicians and also participates in training Family Physicians. With the state-of-the-art Interior Heart & Surgical Centre and new medical inpatient units in the Centennial Building, dedicated psychiatry units for youth and adults, a modern maternity ward, enhanced laboratory and clinical departments in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building, and an academic campus that serves as a satellite for the University of British Columbia Medical School, KGH has become one of BC’s leading healthcare centres.

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in providing psychiatric care to the severe and persistently mentally ill population who often present with major concurrent disorders.
  • Familiar with, or willing to learn, the ACT model and adhere to it with high fidelity

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: 1:14

Compensation:

  • Payment Structure: Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions

Estimated Gross Income:

  • $300,000 – 450,000 , plus MOCAP level 2

Additional Incentives:

  • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)

Kelowna is the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre and one of Canada's most popular vacation destinations; and this is your opportunity to call Kelowna home. With such a perfect lakeshore community, it is easy to believe that Kelowna is known to some as the Summer City. Fresh air, mountain landscapes and glistening water year round will entice you to explore this amazing community. If you enjoy outdoor adventures - sailing, house boating, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing - you may never want to leave Kelowna. Downtown Kelowna offers a spectacular landscape of lake, mountains and parks, with all the amenities of a major centre including a wide range of cafés, restaurants and patios to choose from as well as unique shops and boutiques, heritage buildings and modern architecture, art galleries and museums, music and live theatre, and even a symphony and ballet. 

We are excited to add passionate and hardworking experienced candidates to our team at KGH. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email CV to physicianrecruitment@interiorhealth.ca.


Contact Information

Interior Health
Physician Recruitment
http://www.betterhere.ca
Posting Date: 01-Aug-2017Psychiatry Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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