CLINICAL ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRIST
Division of General Adult Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
London Health Sciences Centre
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
The Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is inviting applications for a full-time clinical academic faculty within the Division of General Adult Psychiatry, from physicians with expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders, and particularly dual diagnosis (concurrent severe mental illness with severe developmental delay). The Department seeks colleagues who are interested in being part of a dynamic team and committed to providing evidence-informed, compassionate clinical care.
We are seeking a colleague to join the Dual Diagnosis Program within St. Joseph’s Mental Health Care program. The Dual Diagnosis Program covers Southwestern Ontario, providing consultation, treatment recommendations, and follow-up. includes a 12-bed inpatient unit at our Parkwood Institute Mental Health Building site. The successful candidate will bring knowledge and experience providing patient care to dual diagnosis populations. They will also have interest and expertise in knowledge translation in developmental disabilities through clinical and community professional education, and facilitating scholarly research. The successful candidate will also have experience and/or interest in clinical program development, continuous quality improvement, and collaboration with community/system partners.
The successful candidate will serve as a role model and supervisor for our undergraduate medical students, psychiatry residents, and fellows. The candidate must have a strong academic background and a keen interest in academic medicine, demonstrated scholarly productivity and the ability to collaborate effectively with all members of the health care team and office administration staff. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance in teaching, research, health care leadership, qualifications (including subspecialty and enhanced training), experience and interpersonal skills. Candidates who have demonstrated ability in the identified areas of opportunity will be given priority. Successful candidates seeking research careers must have a record of productivity, sustained research funding and publications. In addition, the candidate should show eagerness to serve as a research mentor for trainees.
The Department of Psychiatry is organized around four academic divisions including General Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. The Department also has internationally recognized strengths in psychosis, neuroimaging, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, and developmental disabilities.
The Department of Psychiatry places great importance on collegiality and professionalism. Our faculty are committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment for its colleagues, students, staff and guests. We are committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization as different perspectives enrich our work. Candidates must enjoy working collaboratively with other members of the interprofessional health care team and hospital leaders.
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is comprised of Victoria Hospital, the main centre of our acute psychiatry services; University Hospital; and affiliated community teaching clinics. Children’s Hospital is physically located within LHSC. It provides local and regional care for children and adolescents with acute and more persistent mental health needs. St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s primary psychiatric site is Parkwood Institute, which serves as a regional rehabilitation resources for patients with serious and persistent mental illnesses. The Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care’s mission is to provide specialized assessment and treatment for people in contact with the criminal justice system. St. Joseph's Hospital, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, and community clinics complete the St. Joseph’s family of facilities. The hospitals share a rich tradition of strong and close collaboration.
Western University provides an outstanding educational experience within a research-intensive environment. The University has a full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs. Established in 1881, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, one of the founding schools of Western University, has educated generations of physicians, dentists, scholars and scientists whose collective work has transformed the practice of medicine and dentistry both nationally and globally.
Details about Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry may be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca; Western University at www.uwo.ca; the Department of Psychiatry at https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/psychiatry/; London Health Sciences Centre at www.lhsc.on.ca; Children’s Hospital at https://www.lhsc.on.ca/childrens-hospital/welcome-to-the-childrens-hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Care at www.sjhc.london.on.ca.
The City of London has a growing population of approximately 500,000 with a diverse cultural mix and the hospitals serve a region of two million. London is safe, family-oriented, affordable and located in the heart of the beautiful Great Lakes region. It is known as the “Forest City”, due to its plethora of trees. The center of London is graced by the Thames River with nearly 30 kilometers of bicycle trails hugging the riverbanks. London is a quick one-hour drive to Stratford, known for its exceptional influences in the arts and theatre performance. In addition, London is central to its nearby cities of Toronto and Detroit and the majestic Niagara Falls.
Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) and appointment status (limited term or continuing) will be determined by experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Specialist certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or an equivalent certification body is required.
Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, highlights of accomplishments, names and contact information for 3 references to the following:
Dr. Chandlee Dickey
Chair/Chief and Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph’s Health Care London
Please ensure that the form available at: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf
is completed and included in your application.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after December 15, 2022 with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2023 or as negotiated.
Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience and could be composed primarily of the following sources; fee for service, alternative funding plan, and academic support.
Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Successful candidates will be also required to comply with the policies and protocols of the applicable affiliated institutions.
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London, Ontario N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants, including those with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact HRPsychiatry@lhsc.on.ca.