Over last many years, it has become clear that there are a substantial number of patients in the community whose needs are so demanding that it is virtually impossible to keep them safe through provision of regular outpatient services in the community. In turn, they need repeated admissions which complicates their care. Many of them come to a level of dependency on hospitalization to their detriment.
Alberta Health Services and Child and Family Services have jointly come to a funding agreement where they will support a community based intensive care model. This will be supported by staff consisting of Psychology, Family Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Psychiatry.
Psychiatrists will provide care on a consultative model and will be expected to visit once or twice a week with phone support in between. The Psychiatrist working for this service will report to Section Chief Child and Adolescent Psychiatry -Inpatient and Acute Care.
Expectation from PCC Psychiatry Consultation Service.
- Psychiatric Assessments for patients upon admission .
- Prompt urgent charting for expedited communication is expected.
- Ensuring the completion of documentation on time for expedited transfers and discharges and communication between systems
- Responding to calls from staff working at PCC.
- Be present on site to see patients when requested by PCC team.
- Providing teaching opportunities to Child and Youth Psychiatric Specialty trainees, Psychiatry residents, and medical students if present.
- FRCPC qualifications in Psychiatry with accredited training in Child Psychiatry. FRCPC in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry or equivalent other qualification will be preferred.
- Expert knowledge of commonly presenting psychiatric disorders.
- Ability to manage a broad range of psychiatric medications.
- Expert knowledge and skills in the application of CBT, DBT, and/or other relevant psychotherapies for mood, anxiety and/or psychotic disorders in both 1:1 and group therapy settings
- Experience working with families.
- Working knowledge of available resources in Calgary Zone
- Experience working with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary settings.
- Willingness to engage in initiatives for betterment of mental health services for children and their families.
- Willingness to work closely with dyad partners, management partners to address system issues.
- Knowledge and management of concurrent disorders in a clinical setting
- A clear understanding of recovery orientated practice
- Interest and experience in medical education with a focus on resident training
- Ability to provide patient care virtually, in person, and/or in a blended format.
FRCPC with accredited training in Child Psychiatry. FRCPC in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry or equivalent other qualification will be preferred.
The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
Must read, write and speak English.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
- Physicians will be able to bill fee for service.
- Session funding will be available up to 2-4 hours per week for non billable services.
- This position is for one year renewable every year.
- ARP funding may be available in future. This will be optional.
Dr. Abdul Rahman
Section Chief C&A Inpatient and Day Services, AHS Calgary Zone, Alberta Canada
Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to Abdul.Rahman@albertahealthservices.ca
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.