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 Burnaby 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.
BCMHSUS is an agency 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.
The Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction is a province-wide resource for people who are affected by problematic substance use, mental health issues and health care concerns. The goal of this 100-bed facility is to support people to regain their health, benefit from treatment, and eventually return to community life, with continued support for recovery. The Centre integrates mental health, substance use and primary care to provide a holistic approach and focuses on a person’s individual strengths. In addition, the Centre fills a gap in service and meets the complex needs of people who are homeless or living in unstable housing, who are vulnerable, and who are affected by significant physical and mental health issues, and a substance use problem.
The Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction is a partnership among the Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health. Clients can access the Centre through referrals from hospital, community and the criminal justice system.
Assessment and Stabilization unit, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addictions
Locum Opportunity (0.20 to 0.50 FTE)
The Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addictions is looking for psychiatrists with good experience in the assessment & management of patients with substance dependence and mental health issues. The Psychiatrist collaboratively works with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the patients thorough 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.
The interested physicians should be eligible for provisional or full licensure with CPSBC. Having fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, is desirable.
To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:
Dr. Vijay Seethapathy
Medical Director, Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Services, PHSA
Start date: ASAP
Remuneration: Blended billing model (sessional/ FFS)
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information about BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services please visit the website at: http://www.bcmhsus.ca/
The 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.