The successful candidate will work with the Island Health Child telepsychiatry clinic which provides assessment, management and follow up as needed to children and youth with mental health and substance use issues island wide. The concerns of the patients may include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar illness, psychosis, substance use, developmental disabilities, eating disorders, ADHD, behaviour disorders, and family conflict. The patients referred will be between the ages of 6-17. Clinical services may include one time only consultations or there may be consultation with ongoing care including pharmacotherapy. The applicant will be expected to work collaboratively with the child’s local care team and physicians. Care will be in a shared model such that the child psychiatrist will not hold sole responsibility to care for these remote patients.
The telepsychiatry platform can be through My Virtual Visit, PHSA confidential Zoom or using formal telepsychiatry apparatus.
The applicant will be expected to work with the MOA and clinician assigned to the clinic to review intake and appropriateness of referrals.
The successful candidate is expected to support their privileging hospital in its role in supporting local children and youth with mental health and substance use issues, including providing on call coverage if applicable.
As Island Health is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Island Medical Program there is opportunity for training of medical students and residents and applying for a clinical appointment is expected.
The position is for 0.5 – 1 day per week and is based on a work day of 5-6 hours per day.
This position can be combined with other Island Health Child and Adolescent psychiatry opportunities to create an exciting employment opportunity that is tailored to a candidate's interests and skill set. Please inquire to discuss.
Island health will provide appropriate office space, administrative support, office supplies, computer and access to the electronic medical record (Cerner).
If the applicant chooses to work in a home office or off site, the applicant will be responsible for providing their own internet accessibility.
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