Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Geriatric Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is seeking a full-time and part-time Geriatric Psychiatrist to join 3 other Geriatric Psychiatrists in providing consultation to patients and their families/caregivers, primary care physicians, and fellow health care professionals in Acute Inpatient, Outpatient, and Residential Care settings in Nanaimo.

You will provide leadership and clinical expertise to the team - a multidisciplinary geriatric consultation-liaison program in acute care. Your complex patients will also have access to acute and rehabilitation programs in Victoria, Duncan, and Ladysmith as part of an innovative Island-wide Tertiary Geriatric Psychiatry program ensuring the highest quality of care. Further expansion of this program over the next few years will result in a dynamic system of care with Provincial linkages for service delivery planning and educational support.

There is also the opportunity to expand your practice interests by providing consultation to remote areas on Vancouver Island through the NITAOP program. It is very rewarding to provide much-needed service for special populations including First Nations. Geriatric psychiatry services are provided as part of Seniors Mental Health, which provides exceptional quality services through integration of resources and a strong focus on educational support of clinicians, physicians and other health care providers. You will participate in clinical service, teaching, and ongoing program development as part of the Island-wide Dementia Strategy conjointly with Geriatric Medicine.

Involvement in the Island Medical Program undergraduate and postgraduate teaching program is encouraged. A University of B.C. affiliated appointment and membership in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is available.

Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Mixed fee-for-service and sessional billing, MOCAP On-call funding, and fee-for-service

Benefits and Incentives

Other Benefits/Incentives
Office space, administrative support, telephone, fax and email is provided by VIHA at no cost. Office space may be shared.

Live and work in BC

Nanaimo

The bustling harbour city of Nanaimo is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island and is often known as the “gateway city” or the “gateway to Vancouver Island” with easy access to both the north/ south regions of the Island. Nanaimo also features easy access to the mainland/ Vancouver via ferry, seaplane/ commercial plane (15 mins). Boasting a diversified economy, the city is a regional centre for technology, manufacturing, tourism, retail, health, and government services. Nanaimo offers an attractive quality of life (interconnected bike route, minimal traffic, and excellent public transit), with a family-oriented culture, friendly people, and stunning views. Residents and visitors to Nanaimo enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, biking and swimming (multiple lakes within city limits, Nanaimo River, and Departure Bay) as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.

“I love Nanaimo, it is the best-kept secret on Vancouver Island – I have the best job in the world!”

Dr. Chris Collins

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