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Consulting Psychiatrist - Department of Psychiatry, Ambulatory mental health program, BC Children's Hospital


Department of Psychiatry, Ambulatory mental health program, BCCH
Consulting Psychiatrist
BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC Canada


BC Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Consulting Psychiatrist to join the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). The Neuropsychiatry Clinic is a BC provincial program situated within the tertiary mental health outpatient program at BCCH. The clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic specializing in assessment and treatment of children and youth ages 6 – 18 years with neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism, Intellectual disability, FASD and Tourette syndrome) and coexisting behavioral/mental health problems. Opportunities for ongoing training in neurodevelopmental disorders are available through formal and informal mentorship within the clinic, regular complex case rounds and educational workshops organized by the clinic.


The work is primarily clinical and is paid by a combination of Fee for Service (MSP billings) and sessional (Alternate Payment Plan) support. Previous experience in the assessment and treatment of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders is desirable. This position is for five days per week and is a permanent position. Applicants interested in working less than five days per week in the clinic will also be considered.


As a consulting psychiatrist, you will work within a multidisciplinary team including psychology, social work, OT and SLP. Consulting psychiatrists provide direct care to children and families as well as clinical support to primary care providers, schools and pediatricians across the province. The clinic has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of severe self-injurious behavior in children with Autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. We collaborate with Neurology in providing psychiatric care to children with neuropsychiatric conditions such as Tuberous sclerosis complex; and with Endocrinology for children with Prader Willi syndrome. Our psychologists have developed expertise in modified CBT and other behavioral treatments for children with Autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. They have also been at the foreground of developing the individual as well as group-based CBIT (Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics) for treatment of Tourette syndrome.


BC Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry 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 encouraged.


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. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multidisciplinary team environment and will demonstrate a trauma-informed approach in their clinical work and professional relationships. You will have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations in psychiatry or comparable qualifications, and may 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.


Department of Psychiatry, Ambulatory mental health program, BCCH Has To Offer you

  • A cohesive and collegial group of psychiatric colleagues and allied staff
  • Support for continuing professional development
  • An innovative program that is engaged in clinical research


What Vancouver, BC Has To Offer You

  • Four seasons and an outdoor lifestyle
  • Close Proximity to mountains and hiking trails
  • Short Distance to coast/ocean


Background Information


The Department of Psychiatry, situated within 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 (BCHRI) affiliated with BCCH 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 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 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 Department of Psychiatry is affiliated with the BCHRI which has established Brain, Behaviour and Development as one of four major research themes. Through the affiliation with the BCHRI, the Department 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 Child & Youth Mental Health Literacy Program and Child Health BC.


Interested candidates will have obtained fellowship standing in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry along with certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty and an active interest in academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or accepted equivalent. Candidates must be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia.


The anticipated start date for this position is September 1st, 2019.


For further details regarding this position you may contact:


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 3 referees to:


Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor Physician Recruitment



For further details regarding this position you may contact:


Susan Baer, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Clinical Professor UBC Department of Psychiatry

Senior Medical Director, Ambulatory Mental Health Programs
British Columbia Children’s Hospital


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.


Labor Agreement
Requisition #PSYCH_BCCH-2323978
Work Site
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Hours of Work
Work Days
Expiry Date17-Jan-2020

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