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BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the most acutely ill or injured children and youth. BCCH also provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and operates a wide number of specialized health programs provided through a number of health services provider groups. As the main pediatrics clinical training site for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), BCCH is the leading acute care teaching facility in the province, and conducts research to advance health and knowledge through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and collaborations with other institutions.


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The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada’s third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.


Consulting Psychiatrist

BC Children’s Hospital

Department of Psychiatry, Ambulatory Mental Health Program

Regular Full Time (0.8-1.0 FTE)

Vancouver, BC Canada


BC Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry/Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health Program (Department/Program) is seeking a consulting psychiatrist to work in its ambulatory mental health program. This full-time position (0.8-1.0 FTE) is a permanent position. Compensation is via blended fee for service and sessional billing.


The ambulatory program provides tertiary level assessment and short term treatment for children and youth (ages 6-18) from across BC with complex psychiatric disorders which have not responded to community treatment. The program consists of a variety of subspecialty clinics, all staffed by multidisciplinary teams. Current openings are in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, the Neuropsychiatry clinic (comorbid mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders), and Telehealth to Rural/Remote communities.   Consultants are expected to provide comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment recommendations for children and youth referred to the program. The Department/Program is an active teaching program and supervision of medical students and psychiatry residents is expected. While the position is primarily clinical, participation in research with the multidisciplinary team is strongly encouraged.


The Department/Program is situated within BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), 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 (BCCHRI) provides support to clinical investigators. UBC is the second-largest university in Canada 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.


The Department/Program 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 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/Program 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 Department/Program is affiliated with the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI) which has established Brain, Behaviour and Development as one of four major research themes. Through the affiliation with the BCCHRI, the Department/Program has established research strengths in neuroimaging, genetics, metabolism and clinical research. The Department is actively involved in supporting best practice through multiple provincial networks for which it provides infrastructure support (Eating Disorders, Health Literacy, Youth Concurrent Disorders and Child & Youth Mental Health and Substance Use), through its robust and award winning Mental Health Literacy Program and Child Health BC.


As the successful candidate for this position you will have demonstrated a commitment to academic and clinical excellence as well as patient and family centered care in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. You will have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations in psychiatry or comparable qualifications, and will have completed a recognized training program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and have completed or be eligible to complete the RCPSC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty certification examinations. The successful candidate will be expected to have or apply for a Clinical Faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC. Previous experience in the areas of mood and anxiety disorders, neuropsychiatry, or telehealth is desirable. 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.


If you have questions regarding this position please contact:


Susan Baer, PhD, MD, FRCP(C)

Assistant Clinical Professor, UBC

Senior Medical Director, Ambulatory Mental Health Programs

BC Children’s Hospital


The start date for this position is July 1st, 2017. 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, MSc, MD, FRCP(C)

Clinical Professor, UBC


Head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UBC

British Columbia Children’s Hospital


BCCH and UBC hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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