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.
General Practitioner with Special Interest in Addiction
The Heartwood Centre for Women
Locum Opportuntiy, 6 month maternity leave coverage up to 0.20 FTE (one half day, twice per week)
4480 Oak Street
The Heartwood Centre for Women is a voluntary 90-day residential treatment program where staff and residents work together to create a wholesome, therapeutic environment. Heartwood provides trauma-informed treatment for substance dependency and other concurrent disorders, including trauma.
The Physician would work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the clients thorough their recovery and rehabilitation.
If you share our passion for this specialized area of general practice with special interest in addiction, 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 expertise and background in treating complex clinical problems, supporting the ongoing education of our team, and furthering the overall health of this population within the province of British Columbia.
The interested physicians should be eligible for provisional or full licensure with CPSBC. Fellowship with the College of Family Physicians, or equivalent, is mandatory. Experience in addiction medicine/ addiction psychiatry is desirable.
For more information & to apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:
Dr. Vijay Seethapathy, MBBS, MRCPsych, FRCPC, ABAM, PG Dip in HSM
Medical Director, Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Services, PHSA
Phone: 604-675-3950 ext. 69937
Start date: January 2018
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.