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Psychiatry Lead - Child and Adolescent

Location: Kelowna, British Columbia

Job ID: ML0006

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Glistening water below lush mountains, dotted with parks frame the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre; Kelowna. Okanagan Lake is the perfect place to sail, kayak, or relax on the beach. Rolling greens offer world class golfing, minutes away from spectacular hiking and biking trails. In the winter enjoy ski resorts and skating rinks right at your fingertips. Decorated with heritage buildings and modern architecture, Kelowna offers something for everyone with orchards, vineyards and all the amenities of a major centre. From restaurants, and shops, to art galleries, live music and theatre, this city has it all. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.

Clinic Details — Kelowna General Hospital:

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral center offering a full range of services with approximately 400 beds and over 84,000 ED visits yearly. Kelowna General Hospital is home to the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) which opened in 2015 and is BC’s only cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. IHSC is Kelowna General Hospital’s principal surgical site and features; 12 specialized Operating Rooms created for Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma surgeries with 2 ORs dedicated to Cardiac Surgery. Our state of the art Centennial Building also recently opened and boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, modern operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. KGH is also a teaching centre for the Southern Medical Program affiliated with UBC. With the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre and new medical inpatient units in the Centennial Building, dedicated psychiatry units for youth and adults, a modern maternity ward, enhanced laboratory and clinical departments in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building, and an academic campus that serves as a satellite for the University of British Columbia Medical School, KGH has become one of BC’s leading healthcare centres.

Practice Details:

Offering a unique opportunity for a 0.1 FTE leadership position as Medical Lead for the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (APU). This unit is part of the Tertiary Mental Health Services BC. We are looking for a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to join the expanding psychiatry team at the Kelowna General Hospital. This position requires a team leader to play an integral role within the Tertiary Mental Health team. The Adolescent Psychiatry Unit (APU) at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is an 8 bed tertiary MHSU unit located at KGH. The unit provides interdisciplinary assessments and treatment for youth – ages 12 to 17 years, across the Interior Health region. In addition, this role will collaborate with all secondary inpatient psychiatry departments. Duties will include a co-leadership relationship with an operational management philosophy. A key responsibility will be working with key partners to develop and implement the strategic direction for Adolescent Psychiatry Tertiary services. Work in a Tertiary Psychiatry setting and leadership experience would be an asset.

    • • Doctorate in Medicine • FRCPC in Psychiatry with sub-specialty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.• Eligible for licensure with CPSBC.• Hold or be accepted into a Child Psychiatry position at APU.• Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory Skills and Abilities:• Experience working in an inter-disciplinary environment at the Tertiary Psychiatry level.• Demonstrates leadership ability to guide individuals toward a vision while maintaining group cohesion,motivation, commitment and effectiveness.
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: 0.1 FTE
  • On call requirements: N/A
  • Payment Structure
    • Sessional Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Competitive
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