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Adult Psychiatrist - Day Hospital (20-AHE-PSY-ADLT-28) Part-time Job

4 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   12 views
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Adult Psychiatrist - Day Hospital

Addiction & Mental Health

Alberta Health Services in partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is inviting applications for an Adult Psychiatrist for a Zone-wide Acute Care Day Hospital located at Alberta Hospital Edmonton Zone-wide Acute Care Day Hospital. This exciting Day Hospital will take psychiatric patients from hospital emergencies and community crisis teams into a 7 day-week acute stabilization, engagement, and treatment centre located at Alberta Hospital Edmonton. There will also be a step-down access from psychiatric inpatient units into the Acute Day Hospital in order to improve flow-through efficiencies for inpatient units. The key goal of the Day Hospital is to improve emergency and inpatient psychiatric unit flow-through. To this end, the length of stay within the Day Hospital will be 3 weeks, following which patients will be connected to community services for continued treatment. The Day Hospital is suitable for voluntary psychiatric patients who cannot be managed by current community resources and who would otherwise require an inpatient admission.

Please note this position will be for a 1.0FTE or a portion thereof.

The Psychiatrist recruited to this full time position will require specific skills and training in all aspects of general adult psychiatry including young adults, acute care and consultation as well as experience in community and rehabilitation psychiatry. Specific competencies and skills include:

Comprehensive acute assessment, diagnosis, formulation and treatment planning for acute psychiatric patients

Proficiency in risk assessment and management, and treatment interventions in high acuity patients

Ability to coordinate efficient care such that engagement, stabilization, and early treatment can be started with the aim to connect patients to community services for further recovery within 3 weeks. This will include being the primary physician providing pharmacotherapy and supportive psychotherapy, and coordinating further treatment with the multi-disciplinary team

Attending daily scheduled rounds for patient assessment, interview and treatment

Working effectively in teams, including learning and incorporating the Day Hospital team philosophy into pharmacotherapy, supportive psychotherapy and treatment

Participating in the AHE Duty Call and Day Hospital On-Call Day Roster that includes assessment of new patients and liaison with hospital emergency mental health teams, crisis teams, and bed management

Practical experience in concurrent disorders, emotion regulation, trauma-informed, and DBT skills will be very helpful.

There will be an expectation for physicians to provide post- discharge follow-up at a community clinic on at least one afternoon. This may include an opportunity for the psychiatrist to work at our 24/7 Access clinic, which will be located at Anderson Hall on the Royal Alexandra Hospital campus.

It is also the expectation of this position that the successful applicant will participate in quality improvement initiatives within the program as assigned by and reporting to the Facility and Clinical Department Site Chief, Dr. White, and the Clinical Department Section Chief, Dr. Vincent Agyapong. This includes attending AHE Medical Staff meetings called by Dr. White. Candidates must have an MD and must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry, for licensure in the province of Alberta. The successful candidate is encouraged to apply for a Clinical Faculty appointment and be committed to fulfilling clinical and non-clinical duties as a representative of the Department of Psychiatry

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.5
  • Department: Addiction & Mental Health
  • Specialty: Psychiatry
  • Secondary Specialty: Addiction Medicine
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Remuneration will be based on fee-for-service billings submitted to Alberta Health and supplemented by sessional payments.
  • Posting Date: Apr 13, 2022
  • Closing Date: Nov 3, 2022
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.