Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking Child & Youth Psychiatrists to join our team.

This is an exciting opportunity to design practice around your specific interests within child and youth psychiatry, including child/adolescent assessments, crisis stabilization, longitudinal care, pediatric client liaison, psychotherapy and addictions care. The selected candidates will support the regional program of the Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment Unit (6 beds) and work in both in patient and outpatient. Northern Health has created an innovative model of Primary Care Teams, where psychiatrists can collaborate with inter-professional teams for patients’ mental health. The department is involved in teaching medical students, family practice residents and psychiatry residents. On-call is once per week or less and is usually done in 12 hour increments.

We welcome all interested candidates, including new in practice physicians and those holding a provisional license!

The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is the Regional Hospital for Northern BC serving both the immediate population of Prince George) and is a referral center for outlying communities. It is the main teaching center for Medical Students in the Northern Medical Program of UBC and provides teaching for UBC Residents in several specialties. A Cancer Centre opened on the hospital site in the fall of 2012 which includes Radiation and Medical Oncology. The ongoing development of UHNBC as a Regional Center and teaching center makes this an exciting time to join the medical community in Prince George.

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 400,000. The region’s economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC’s most beautiful regions.

The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 77,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia – Canada’s Green University. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit.

If you are currently practicing or within one year of graduating, and are interested in opportunities in Northern BC, we would invite you and your spouse\partner to come and explore practice opportunities and the city of Prince George.


1475 Edmonton Street

Prince George, BC V2M 1S2


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
$15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada: $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC.
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Prince George

Known as British Columbia’s northern capital, Prince George is located at the approximate geographic centre of the province where the Nechako and Fraser Rivers meet. With forestry as the major industry, residents enjoy affordable housing and a wide range of services and amenities including sports and cultural events. Recreational activities in the area include golfing, skiing, and fishing. Prince George is also home to the University of Northern British Columbia.

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