Chief of Psychiatry

Our client, Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), is a multi-faceted health services organization operating from two hospital sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus.  With 500 beds, an operating budget of half a billion dollars, and over 108,000 ED patient visits per year, WRH is the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, and regional cancer services.  WRH provides a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas.

Affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, WRH has an active and growing academic mandate including the teaching of Medical Students and Residents.  In addition, WRH has been approved to build a new state of the art super Hospital to serve the more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County in beautiful southwest Ontario.

WRH is seeking a visionary leader who can champion the delivery of leading edge practice, innovation and academic program expansion.  Join the WRH Leadership Team as Chief of Psychiatry.

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the next Chief of Psychiatry will possess an FRCPC in Psychiatry, be eligible for licensure in Ontario, and have a track record of clinical leadership excellence.  An advocate of patient safety, quality and performance management, the Chief of Psychiatry will have the exciting mandate of further developing a top tier team while expanding WRH’s Mental Health service in the beautiful Windsor Region.

The Mental Health Program at Windsor Regional Hospital provides services to an average of 4,000 community members each year and is the Schedule 1 Facility for Windsor-Essex County.  Services include emergency psychiatric assessments through the Emergency Department, admission into their 60-bed acute mental health program, or admission into their 8-bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.  The program also supports consults for patients at the Metropolitan Campus Emergency Department and on a rotational basis with patients presenting at Erie Shores Healthcare Emergency Department.  In addition, staff psychiatrists provide consultative services to patients admitted in other areas of the hospital across both campuses.  A multidisciplinary team of professionals including nursing, social work, occupational therapy, family practice physicians, and psychiatrists work with individuals and families to promote recovery and maximize each person’s strengths and resiliencies.  The staff and physicians in the program are truly dedicated to fighting the impact of mental illness in the community.

General Adult Psychiatrists share responsibility for on-call, inpatient rounds, inpatient call coverage, and inpatient and outpatient evaluations/consultations working with a team of 12 Psychiatrists.   With 68 psychiatric beds in three units, the WRH Ouellette campus provides acute mental health care for residents of Windsor and Essex County who are over 16 years of age.  Services are focused on crisis intervention, inpatient care, and psychiatric consults in the Emergency Medicine Department.

Community Provided Adult Specialized Mental Health Treatment Services Include:

  • Concurrent Disorder Treatment Service
  • Mood & Anxiety Treatment Program
  • Wellness Program for Extended Psychosis
  • Mental Health Program for Older Adults
  • Medical Psychiatric Liaison Service
  • Dual Diagnosis Outreach Service
  • Assertive Community Treatment Teams
  • Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment
  • Specialized Tertiary Mental Health
  • Transitional Stability Centre 

The spectacular Windsor-Essex area is a culturally diverse community rich with extensive parkland, trails, and natural beauty combined with a southwest location that extends warm weather activities such as golfing, gardening, biking, hiking, and water sports.  Windsor offers the unique features of a larger metropolitan area complemented by the benefits of a smaller community.  Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, professional sports, entertainment, fine dining, and an international airport are just moments away.  Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city features while living in the tranquility of a smaller, friendly, lower cost of living community free of traffic gridlock.

Please forward a CV in confidence to: Robb Callaghan, E-mail: rcallaghan@medfall.com  Tel: 289-238-9079

The Medfall Group is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion for all candidates and these principles are integral to all of our processes. The Medfall Group will make arrangements for any required accommodation to candidates with disabilities in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.