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Adult Psychiatrist (22-ASE-PSY-ADLT-35) Full-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Edmonton Zone   8 views
Job Details


Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for an Adult Psychiatrist with qualification in addiction psychiatry and or experience in managing patients with concurrent disorders. The position is primarily a community focused practice. The position will entail providing leadership and direct patient care for patients served by the Edmonton and Sub-Urban Mental Health Clinics. These clinics operate under the Community Mental Health Service and provide service to our most vulnerable adults with complex and severe chronic mental illnesses including concurrent disorders.

A successful candidate will be the primary psychiatrist providing direct care to clients with Severe and Persistent mental illness including patients with intellectual disability for the purpose of initial assessments and treatment care planning including pharmacological & non-pharmacological management, and follow-up at any of the Edmonton Mental Health Clinics. The patient population will include patients on CTO.They will be expected to participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings and provide support to the team clinicians as required. There will be opportunities to work in collaboration with other psychiatrists and inter-disciplinary team members.

The Psychiatrist recruited to this position is required to have specific skills and training or experience in working in all aspects of general adult psychiatry including young adults, acute care, concurrent disorders, and or addiction psychiatry as well as experience in community and rehabilitation psychiatry.

There will be an expectation for physicians to provide post-discharge follow-up at community clinics as part of routine care and to participate in the Community on Call program for the Access 24/7 program.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in quality improvement initiatives within any of the community the programs they work in.

Successful candidate will be expected to seek a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment within the Department of Psychiatry, which will be considered a separate process via the University of Alberta and be actively involved in resident training.


The successful candidates must have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Preferred candidates will have completed advanced training in General Adult Psychiatry with qualification in addiction psychiatry and or experience in managing patients with concurrent disorders. The successful candidate must have specialist qualifications, such as FRCPC or equivalent.

Candidates with an interest in working as part of an interdisciplinary team, enthusiasm with teaching and experience in leadership roles are preferred.

To apply,interested persons who meet the above qualifications should apply online through the posting as well as forward their curriculum vitae, letter of interest and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Mobolaji Lawal,

Zone Clinical Section Chief, Community Mental Health


Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Psychiatry, can be found on the Facultys Home Page about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health, and the University of Alberta hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Addiction & Mental Health
  • Specialty: Psychiatry
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
  • Compensation: Remuneration for this position will be fee-for-service.
  • Posting Date: Jun 21, 2023
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
Specialist physicians are trained and certified to provide patient care within a specific discipline. They also act as consultants to other physicians; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may conduct research on the nature, cause and development of diseases.