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BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) is the only dedicated pediatric tertiary care centre for the province of British Columbia serving a population of approximately 4 million people.  The BC Children's Hospital Research Institute affiliated with BCCH provides support to clinical investigators.  UBC is the second-largest university in Canada with 60,000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate).  The medical school admits 288 undergraduates per year in a distributed program of education and has excellent funding for residency and sub-specialty training.


BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.


The Department of Psychiatry provides ambulatory, inpatient and residential care for children and youth at BCCH through 11 sub-specialty ambulatory clinics, inpatient beds (6 emergency, 10 child, 10 adolescent) and an eating disorder program which includes inpatient beds (14 beds), day treatment (6 spots), ambulatory care and residential care (14 beds) for children, youth and young adults (17-24).  All services are provincial in scope and provide tertiary consultation to children, youth and families throughout BC either directly or via telehealth/outreach.  The Department includes a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada (RCPSC) accredited subspecialty residency program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is actively engaged in overseeing the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric core training for general psychiatry residents within the UBC psychiatry program as well as medical students in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.  The BC Children's Hospital Research Institute has established the M.I.N.D. as one of four major research themes.  Through an active affiliation with the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, the Department has established research strengths in neuroimaging, genetics, metabolism and clinical research.  The Department provides infrastructure support to multiple provincial knowledge exchange networks (Eating Disorders, Health Literacy, Youth Concurrent Disorders and Child & Youth Mental Health and Substance Use), through its robust and award winning  Child & Youth Mental Health Literacy Program. 


Consulting Psychiatrist
Looking Glass Residence

Vancouver, BC Canada


The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a consulting psychiatrist to work 2 days per week at the Looking Glass Residence, a 14 bed residential treatment center for youth and young adults (17-24 yo) with eating disorders in Vancouver.


As the successful candidate for this position you have experience working with youth and young adults diagnosed with eating disorders and will have demonstrated a commitment to academic and clinical excellence as well as patient and family centered care in Psychiatry.  You will have passed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations or have comparable and recognized qualifications and be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.  The successful candidate will be expected to have or apply for a Clinical Faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work very successfully in an interdisciplinary team environment and will demonstrate a trauma informed approach in their clinical work and professional relationships. 


The start date for this position is immediate.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should submit their most current CV; covering letter and the names, academic rank and contact information of 4 referees as soon as possible to:


Jana-Lea Davidson, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
Psychiatrist-In-Chief, BCCH, PHSA
Head, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UBC 


PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.




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