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Psychiatrist Emergency Services Full-time Job

4 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Calgary   9 views
Job Details

Job Expectations:
- Psychiatric Assessments for patients waiting for review from previous night
- Psychiatric Assessment for patient arriving new from 0800-1600
- Between one part-time physician and new full-time physician, the physicians are expected to rotate and provide on call coverage from 0800-1600. The successful candidate may also provide CL or Off Service coverage as needed.
- Ensuring the completion of documentation on time for expedited transfers
- Participation in handover meetings at 8:00 am and 4:00 pm (by conference call or in person)
- Providing advice to ACH ER physicians and PES staff where required
- Coordinating care and transferring patients to the destination sites in consultation with the bed coordinator and the Medical Director and Team leads during the day
- Responding to calls from inside hospital where needed
- Responding to Specialist link, e Referrals and TRaCK-K referrals as scheduled
- Providing teaching opportunities to Child and Youth Psychiatric Specialty trainees, Psychiatric, pediatric and neurology residents and medical students as a part of affiliation with University of Calgary Cummings School of Medicine.

Additional Notes About Calgary
The ACH Psychiatry Emergency Services (PES) is a tertiary care, multi-disciplinary program-based service located within the emergency department of Alberta Childrens Hospital. The program receives 5-10 patients per day for assessment and disposition. This volume may vary significantly depending on the season. The ACH PES has other mental health staff working on different shifts and during the daytime there are up to 3-4 staff working during each shift. Total patient flow through ACH ER for mental health patients has gone up from 918 per year in 2009/10 to 2044 per year in 2019/20. Boarding time has gone down from 22 hours in 2015/16 to 2 hours in 2019/20. We currently have 4 different psychiatrists providing daytime coverage for PES services. We would like to consolidate this and recruit 0.5 additional dedicated psychiatrist to support the current services.

Alberta Childrens Hospital (ACH) has 133 inpatient beds, and it is one of the topmost childrens hospital in Canada.

Start date is flexible from June - September 2022.

Were passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across the Calgary Zone. We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

  • Qualifications and experience required:

    - FRCPC with accredited training in Child Psychiatry will be preferred. Equivalent qualification is acceptable. The applicant must have adequate training in Child Psychiatry for a minimum period of 12 months in addition to the core Psychiatry training.

    - Expert knowledge of commonly presenting psychiatric

    - Ability to manage a broad range of psychiatric medications

    - Experience working with families

    - 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

    - 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.

    The candidate must read, write and speak English.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Psychiatry
  • Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Secondary Specialty: Psychiatry
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
  • Compensation: Gross earnings from fee for service would be anticipated at approximately $360,000.00 per annum.The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see
  • Posting Date: Apr 13, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 19, 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.