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Forensic Psychiatrist, Nanaimo Forensic Psychiatric Clinic - BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Regular Part-Time opportunity
Nanaimo Forensic Psychiatric Clinic
Forensic Psychiatric Services, as part of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides specialized forensic psychiatric assessment and treatment services to the courts, the BC Review Board, and to the custody and community branches of BC Corrections. These services are located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and the six Regional Forensic Clinics in Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George and Kamloops/Kelowna. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS through its agencies and services, provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.
The Regional Clinics for Mental Health & Addictions are looking for Forensic Psychiatrists with good experience in the assessment & management of patients with substance dependence and mental health issues. The Forensic Psychiatrist collaboratively works with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the patients through their recovery and rehabilitation.
If you share our passion for this specialized area of psychiatry and enjoy the challenge that comes with such a diverse specialty mix of cases, we invite you to consider joining our team. You will use your extensive hands-on experience and background in treating complex clinical problems to support the ongoing education of our team, and further the mental health of this population within the province of British Columbia.
Interested candidates will have obtained fellowship standing in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry along with a certification in Forensic Psychiatry subspecialty and an active interest in academic forensic psychiatry or accepted equivalent. Candidates must be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia.
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 reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until closed.
BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:
Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.
For more information about BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services please visit the website at: bcmhsus.ca.
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
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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.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.