CLINICAL ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRIST
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
The Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is inviting applications for full-time clinical academic faculty positions (4 positions) within the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The successful candidates will join the staff at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre a fully affiliated teaching hospital at Western University. The Department seeks colleagues who are interested in being part of a dynamic team and committed to providing evidence-informed, compassionate clinical care.
The successful candidates will bring interest, knowledge and expertise serving patient populations within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program (CAMHCP). CAMHCP at Children’s Hospital includes a 25 bed inpatient unit, an emergency child and adolescent mental health service, an urgent clinic, a day treatment program, an Eating Disorders Program, which includes inpatients, outpatients and a Day Treatment Program and General Outpatient services. The program serves children and adolescents who present with mental health difficulties, such as: mood disorders including depression, bipolar disorder and suicidal behaviours, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosomatic disorders, as well as acute symptoms of distress related to family or personal crisis, abusive experiences, and/or experiencing or witnessing traumatic events and changes within the family. The position will provide the opportunity to work as part of an interdisciplinary team including, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Paediatric Psychologists, Master’s level Social Workers, Child and Youth Counsellors, and clinical nurse specialists.
The Department of Psychiatry has a robust Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Program. The successful candidate will serve as a role model and supervisor for our undergraduate medical students, psychiatry residents, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty residents and clinical research fellows. Successful candidates must have a strong academic background which includes supervision and training of trainees and have demonstrated scholarship, expertise and experience in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance in teaching, research and health care leadership, qualifications (including subspecialty and enhanced training), and experience. Successful candidates seeking research careers must have a record of productivity and eagerness to serve as a research career mentor for trainees.
The Department of Psychiatry is organized around four academic divisions including General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. The Department has internationally recognized strengths in psychosis, neuroimaging, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, aging, and developmental disabilities. Our faculty also engage in cutting-edge research across the age spectrum from early intervention for psychosis and mood and anxiety disorders to non-pharmacological interventions for the elderly, as well as in neuroimaging, trauma, neuromodulation, Indigenous health, homelessness, smart technology, consciousness, youth engagement, global mental health, substance usage, and epidemiology. We are committed to ensuring that our students, clerks and residents have the optimum learning and training experiences with opportunities to engage in both clinical and basic science research. We have three robust residency programs, General, Geriatrics, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The relationship between faculty and residents is strong and collegial.
Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, in London, Ontario is a world-class hospital with the latest technology and world-class specialists, scientists and health professionals. As a regional referral centre, specialized inpatient and outpatient services are provided to children in Southwestern Ontario from birth through to age 18. Health care professionals, parents and families from all over the region count on the specialized expertise and care offered at Children’s Hospital. The hospital, staff and physicians are committed to patient and family-centred care and are recognized for providing specialized services and a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of children and their families. Serving a population of 1.5 million, with over 400,000 children, Children’s Hospital is a major centre for medical research.
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools. For more than 130 years, the school has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery. With annual research funding exceeding $220 million and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Attracting individuals with a broad worldview seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community, Western challenges the best and the brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.
Western University is located on 1,200 picturesque acres along the banks of the river Thames in beautiful London, Ontario, a city of 530,000 located within a 2-hour drive from Toronto and Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan. London boasts an extensive educational and health care community including two research institutes, an Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) node, and an academic health sciences network across Southwestern Ontario. With full-time enrollment of 32,000, Western teaches graduate students from a range of academic and professional programs. 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
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after June 29, 2021 with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021 or as negotiated.
Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily on the following sources; fee for service, alternative funding plan, and academic support.
Please ensure that the form available at: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is completed and included in your application.
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.
Posted on Faculty Relations website May 10, 2021.
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