Geriatric Psychiatrist Locum CH-23-VC-PSY-LOC-01 Temporary/Casual Job2 months ago Doctor / Physician Edmonton Zone 5 views
Covenant Health in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the Department of Addiction & Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, invites applications for a Locum Psychiatrist to be based primarily at Villa Caritas in Edmonton, Alberta.
Covenant Health is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equity. The principles of equity and diversity are applied in the creation of the search and select committee, and all members of the search and selection team will have completed implicit bias and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)education.
Villa Caritas is a 150-bed acute mental health facility that specializes in caring for seniors with complex mental and medical health issues. Villa Caritas provides appropriate, timely intervention and care for seniors with a focus on treating their conditions and transferring them back home or to an appropriate care setting. Villa Caritas is associated with Covenant Health's Community Geriatric Psychiatry Program, which provides follow up and support to seniors with mental illness living in the community.
In collaboration with their colleagues, the successful candidates will deliver a combination of in-patient and out-patient work, and will participate in the programs in-patient on-call schedule and vacation coverage.
Service to out-patients will be provided through community geriatric psychiatry. There would also be an opportunity to work with the Continuing Care Psychiatry Consultation Service, which provides geriatric psychiatry consultation to patients residing in continuing care. There may be future opportunity to participate in telepsychiatry and provide Rural Clinic consulting services.
The successful applicants will be required to participate in the teaching program and will be expected to apply for a Clinical Faculty Appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. An interest in participating in various hospital committees, sharing in some hospital administrative duties, and participating in departmental grand rounds is also an expectation.
MD or equivalent.
Licensed or eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
Certification in Psychiatry with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Expertise and commitment to quality care and patient safety
Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in the healthcare environment.
Understanding of Just Culture and its role in healthcare.
Additional training in Geriatric Psychiatry
- Position Classification: Long-term Locum
- Department: Addiction & Mental Health
- Specialty: Geriatric Psychiatry
- Recruiting Organization: Covenant Health
- Sponsorship Eligible: No
- Compensation: Remuneration will be based on the Fee-for-Service (FFS) schedule.
- Community Info:
Covenant Health is one of Canadas largest Catholic healthcare providers and a strong partner in Albertas integrated health system, leading a broad range of healthcare services in hospitals and healthcare centres in urban and rural communities. The Covenant family (Covenant Health, Covenant Care, and Covenant Living) provides acute care, continuing care and independent living services at 26 sites in 15 communities across Alberta.
Covenant Health is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equity. The principles of equity and diversity are applied in the creation of the search and select committee, and all members of the search and selection team will have completed implicit bias and EDI education.
- Posting Date: Jun 28, 2023
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
- Target Start Date: Aug 17, 2023
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