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General Pracitioner - BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Regular Part Time (0.40 FTE)
Correctional Health Services (CHS) is a province-wide specialized service program providing care for clients during their time in one of BC’s 10 provincial correctional facilities. Our clients are more likely to require mental health and substance use support than those outside the system; and we provide them health services including medical and nursing care, mental health and substance use treatment support, basic emergency response services and more. We believe everyone deserves a chance to heal and CHS offers a non-judgemental place to help make that happen.
This position is with CTT program (Community Transition Teams) within CHS, that supports clients during their transition phase following release from one of the 10 correctional facilities, to their respective communities.
We are looking for a physician with experience in assessment & management of patients with substance dependence, concurrent mental health disorders and complex chronic medical issues to support CTT program (Community Transition Teams). The Physician will collaboratively work with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the patients thorough their transition phase following release from correctional centre. Physician will be expected to carry a small case load of complex clients including supporting clients who are on Opioid Agonist Therapy (induction & maintenance of OAT in community). Physician will support regional CTT teams and client care via way of in-person appointments, when possible and leveraging virtual health as appropriate to facilitate care in communities with barriers to accessing care.
The interested physicians should be eligible for provisional or full licensure with CPSBC. Fellowship with the College of Family Physicians, or equivalent, is mandatory. Experience in addiction medicine is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the on-call schedule. For more information & to apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:
To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:
Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician and Scientific Recruitment
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
CHS is part of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). At CHS safety comes first, and we invite you to join our dedicated, compassionate team to make a difference in our clients’ lives and improve continuity of care. Career opportunities include multi-disciplinary roles ranging from nurses and physicians, to dentists, social workers, and more specialized team members who help patients transition back into public life.
Hear first hand about how safe it is to work in Correctional Health Services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smHaWQxTnjs
For more information about BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services please visit the website at: bcmhsus.ca.
PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.