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Psychiatrist, Community Transition Team - BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services


Community Transition Team

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Regular Part Time (0.3 FTE)
Port Coquitlam and Surrey, BC


Correctional Health Services (CHS) is a province-wide, specialized program providing care for clients who are incarcerated in one of BC’s 10 provincial correctional facilities. People who are incarcerated are often in poorer health than the general population, and are more likely to live with chronic illness. CHS is part of the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) program under the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). Treating adult clients across the province within the correctional centres, CHS provides health care services including medical and nursing care, primary care, mental health and substance use treatment support, basic emergency response services, opioid antagonist treatments and care, dentistry, and post-discharge supports. We believe everyone deserves a chance to access healthcare treatments and heal, and CHS offers a non-judgemental place to help make that happen.


We are looking for a Psychiatrist with experience in the assessment & management of patients with substance dependence and/or mental health issues to support patients transitioning from correctional facilities into the community. The Psychiatrist collaboratively works with the interdisciplinary team in the community setting to effectively plan and manage the patients through their recovery and rehabilitation.


You will use your extensive hands-on experience and background in treating complex clinical care to support the ongoing education of our team, and further the mental health of this population within the province of British Columbia. We encourage and facilitate cross appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.


We invite you to join our dedicated, compassionate, multi-disciplinary team, where safety comes first and you make a difference…every single day. BCMHSUS offers diverse career opportunities including nurses, physicians, dentists, social workers, psychologists, Indigenous patient navigators, specialized team members who help patients transition back into the community, and more.

Interested candidates will have obtained fellowship standing in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry and an active interest in 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 accepted until the position is filled.


Hear first hand about how safe it is to work in Correctional Health Services:


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. 

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges. BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


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.