Geriatric Psychiatrist

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Excellent opportunity for a Geriatric Psychiatrist to join the Psychiatry department at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. If you are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting with an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative team where the lifestyle opportunities are endless, look no further. Come to Vernon and discover the rewards of career satisfaction working within a strong culture of teamwork while delivering excellence in care!

Our team of 9 dedicated psychiatrists work collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary teams in acute and community to provide a continuum of care across community and acute services.  The North Okanagan region extends from Vernon to Revelstoke.  As a member of the team you will be providing geriatric inpatient management within the acute care setting including the 17 bed psychiatric unit and psychiatric consults to medical/surgical units and the emergency department at VJH.   In the community you will be an integral member of the seniors mental health community team and provide outreach to primary and community residential care. For those interested, there may also be opportunities with developmental disability mental health services and/or opportunities for collaborative work with tertiary geriatric care.

In this role you will also enjoy teaching opportunities with medical students as VJH is affiliated with UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program.  Participation in the general on call schedule is expected.

 

Vernon Jubilee Hospital is a 160 bed acute care hospital serving the growing communities within the North Okanagan region of approximately 80,000 residents.  The new 230,000 square foot Polson Tower at VJH is a state-of-the-art facility with leading-edge technology and was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental design gold standards. This new tower offers a new and expanded Emergency department, Intensive Care and Coronary Care units, new Women’s and Children’s Services department, new operating theatres and medical device reprocessing department. Vernon Jubilee Hospital is also a satellite teaching hospital for the medical program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus. At VJH you will find a seasoned, supportive and cohesive team that will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community and world renowned vacation destination.

Qualifications:

  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) in Psychiatry, Geriatric subspecialty
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: 1:6

Compensation:

  • Payment Structure: Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions
  • Estimated Gross Income: $250,000 - $350,000, plus MOCAP level 2
  • Overhead costs associated with private practice only
  • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)

You're going to love it here! Vernon's small city charm melds with its year-round cultural events, festivals, and celebrations. Whether it's a morning on the greens or a day on a lake, this is the place where you become the hero of your own story. Grab your bike, friends, and family, and enjoy the sweet smells of the outdoors as you explore. Celebrate the glorious sunshine with beaches, lakes, outdoor adventure, and orchards lush with fruit, fresh vegetables, and farmers markets galore! There are over 20 beaches where you can soak up the sun and have some water fun. And it doesn’t end there, enjoy live music, outdoor theatre, sports tournaments, wine festivals and golfing on world class courses from March to mid November. The lifestyle opportunities continue when cooler weather just means a change to warmer clothes! Once the snow flies, marvel at the amazing snow sculptures at the winter carnival  or strap on your skis, snowboards and snowshoes and head up to Silver Star mountain for some of the best winter recreation fun around. 

We are excited to add passionate and hardworking experienced candidates or new graduates to our team at VJH. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!