Psychiatrist Opportunity

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Psychiatrist Opportunity
Port Alberni
Island, BC

Port Alberni, a coastal city with a population of 18,000, is situated in the majestic Alberni Valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This temperate valley climate offers an array of year-round outdoor activities.  The gateway to the Pacific Rim communities of Tofino & Ucluelet, and Long Beach, the top Canadian surfing destination, Port Alberni enjoys easy access to the best recreational opportunities on Vancouver Island.  Port Alberni is now the official “Ultimate Fishing Town” in Canada.  All this and world-class skiing on Mt. Washington is only a short drive away!

Port Alberni is a family-friendly community with affordable housing and strong public schools.  Community spirit abounds and is evident by the abundance of activities for children including programs in: music, dance, gymnastics and all team sports: soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse etc.  Sproat Lake, located just outside of the city is the ideal location to base your family home.  Located within a 60 minute drive from Nanaimo and offering easy access to Vancouver and Victoria, Port Alberni provides access to big-city amenities with all the charm and character of a rural community.

Island Health is seeking a full-time or part-time General Psychiatrist to primarily work in an outpatient setting, caring for an adult population of patients with a wide spectrum of psychiatric and substance use diagnoses.

The candidate must be comfortable in working with the persistently mentally ill, personality disordered, and co-morbid populations, and within the framework of a community and recovery focused program. The successful candidate would provide services at the MHSU outpatient clinic and support ACT/ACSS services in the community. Caseload is shared with the current psychiatrist, and there are currently no on-call responsibilities after-hours or on weekends or holidays. The suitable candidate should be flexible within a growing and changing clinical environment, and comfort with a collaborative and consultative service are imperative. 

Collaboration within a regional system of care includes coordination with the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.  Department of Psychiatry. Membership in the Central Island Division includes the option of attending Nanaimo Department of Psychiatry meetings, and connecting with colleagues in Nanaimo and Parksville.

Candidates eligible for licensure with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada are welcome to apply.

Contact us today and let us help you bring your life’s work to our piece of paradise!

Sponsored site visits/interviews available as well as relocation assistance to successful candidates. Recruitment incentives may be available to successful candidates as per the Ministry of Health’s Rural Recruitment Contingency Fund.

Medical Staff Recruitment, Island Health
Christal Lawson, Recruiter for the Department of Psychiatry
Phone:  816-5694