Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Geriatric Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

Fraser Health (FH) is the heart of health care for nearly two million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

Our hospital and community-based services are delivered by a team of 45,000+ staff, medical staff and volunteers dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities.

The Psychiatry department is looking for a Geriatric Psychiatrist to become part of their diverse team of Psychiatrists. As a valued member of a multidisciplinary team, you will be based in White Rock, BC, where you'll extend your services to Oceanside tertiary facility and Peace Arch Hospital. This entails working in the Rapid Access Clinic, Psychiatric Urgent Response Clinic, participating in ER on-call duties, and being on the ECT on-call rotation at Peace Arch Hospital.

As a qualified or eligible Psychiatrist, you'll be expected to deliver exceptional care to patients with acquired brain injuries, alongside older adult patients served by the Fraser Health Geriatric Mental Health team, within an interdisciplinary framework. Your responsibilities will include consulting with Geriatric psychiatrists at the mental health center, actively engaging in outreach to patients' residences, and collaborating with attending physicians in Assisted Living and Long-Term Care facilities.

Your role will encompass a spectrum of services such as assessment, outpatient treatment, consultation, conducting family meetings, facilitating case conferences, discharge planning, and imparting knowledge to geriatric psychiatry residents and medical students.

Furthermore, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring continuity of care by fostering strong collaborative relationships with all stakeholders involved in patient care and advocating for the psychiatric needs of individual patients.

Participation in the ECT roster and ER on-call duties is mandatory to fulfill the requirements of this role.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Physician Recruitment at medicalstaffrecruitment@fraserhealth.ca.

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