Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Women's College Hospital

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – Clinician-Teacher position, Women’s College Hospital

Women’s College Hospital (WCH) is the first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on the health of women. With the mobilization of our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, WCH is strengthening its bond with partners and introducing a new and inspiring vision: Healthcare revolutionized for a healthier and more equitable world. WCH is one of the nine fully-affiliated institutions of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s largest, most productive academic health sciences centres.

Women’s College Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide consultation and treatment to patients in the Child and Family Psychiatry sub-program of WCH’s Reproductive Life Stages Program (https://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/care-programs/mental-health/child-and-family-psychiatry).  This specialized sub-program grew from the understanding that a woman’s emotional wellbeing is inextricably connected to that of her children and family. The main focus of the sub-program is infant psychiatry and parent-child attachment for younger children where one or more parents experiences mental illness and is being treated in the WCH Department of Psychiatry. Consultation and short-term treatment are also provided for children aged 0 to 18 and their families who are patients of WCH’s Family Practice with concerns including: mood/anxiety, behaviour management, attention/hyperactivity, and parenting. WCH strives to employ a trauma-informed lens to all services, and to provide an inclusive environment and equitable services to people in all their diversity.  Weekly team meeting and clinical rounds with a social worker specialized in parenting support, adult psychiatrists and social worker therapists in the Reproductive Life Stages Program provide an opportunity for the sharing of expertise and support around challenging clinical cases.  We are located at 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 1B2.

Situated in an academic hospital, the program is committed to clinical innovation, education and research with a specific focus on WCH’s strategic goals related to advancements in health system innovation and virtual care. WCH Psychiatry is a core and elective rotation site for the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry sub-specialty postgraduate medical education programs.  The Child and Family Psychiatry sub-program is also involved in scholarship in research and innovation, with collaboration across the University of Toronto, and beyond.

This posting is for a full-time clinician teacher position.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to the academic goals of the department, mainly through clinical teaching, with opportunities for research, education scholarship and quality improvement and innovation. Estimated remuneration will be approximately $250,000 per annum and compensation will be through a shared practice plan and will be based in part on fee-for-service billings and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected applicant will be eligible to participate in all of the practice plan’s benefit arrangements, including life, medical and dental benefits and parental leave.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario, and eligible for or holding an academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer or above in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and must hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent. Experience in infant psychiatry is required, and experience in adult reproductive psychiatry is preferred. All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English.

While we welcome interest until the position is filled, interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae by January 4th, 2022. Expressions of interest or questions can be sent to Dr. Lori Wasserman, WCH Reproductive Life Stages Program Lead at: lori.wasserman@wchospital.ca

Women’s College Hospital is strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and other who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.