General Psychiatrists

Island Health’s Department of Psychiatry is seeking General Psychiatrists interested in joining the Mental Health and Substance Use programs in Duncan, located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island BC. The Cowichan Valley supports a continuum of services including community outpatient, as well as the Cowichan District Hospital’s 15 bed Psychiatry In-Patient Unit which works collaboratively with primary care providers. Two tertiary psychiatry facilities exist in the Cowichan Valley as island-wide resources and are supported by the Duncan Psychiatrist team.

Psychiatrists must be eligible for licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC). Affiliation with the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program provides an opportunity for teaching medical students and residents. Participation in the Psychiatry on-call group is a requirement of Island Health Psychiatry services. Sponsored site visits/interviews available as well as relocation assistance to successful candidates.

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, the City of Duncan enjoys Canada’s most temperate climate. Characterized by diverse landscapes from lush countryside to scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities, the Cowichan Valley, encompasses freshwater lakes, saltwater beaches and marinas, and farmland. The area offers a wide variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts including great hiking and biking trails, golfing, sailing, canoeing and ocean kayaking. In addition to many local artisans and attractions, the South Cowichan Valley boasts five top vineyards and wineries. Public education in Duncan is complemented by renowned local private schools and located only 45 minutes south, Victoria also offers excellent educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Vancouver Island, one of Canada’s most livable regions, provides the very best in both urban and rural living. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, Vancouver Island offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with an enviable quality of life.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Christal Lawson:

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