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Psychiatrist, Adult Psychosis Program

Part Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2020-03-31  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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The Adult Psychosis Program (APP) is a tertiary care, sub-specialty & multi-disciplinary program based out of Outpatient Mental Health Services (Unit 24) at the Foothills Medical Centre. APP is dedicated to providing specialized assessments and time-limited follow-up care to individuals with either a severe & chronic psychotic disorder, or those over the age of 35 with a first episode psychosis, who require case management and multi-disciplinary services to achieve stabilization of their illness and in achieving functional recovery goals.

Goals of APP:

1. Provide patients with chronic psychotic disorders, or those over the age of 35 with a new onset psychotic disorder, rapid access to specialized evidence based and multi-disciplinary care.

2. Provide diagnostic clarification and evidence-based management to prevent relapse and optimize functioning.

3. Establish ongoing psychiatric stability to enable patients to be transferred to a primary care provider or community based psychiatric clinic.

4. Treat medical and psychiatric co-morbidities.

5. Support ethical and approved research.

6. Provide and support subspecialty training for health professionals

Expertise required:

· Expert knowledge of psychosis to discuss with families and provide psychoeducation

· Ability to manage psychotropic medications, including injectable medications

· Expertise with Clozapine and long acting medications

· Expert Knowledge and comfort with utilization of CTOs

· Knowledge and ability in the application of CBT, DBT, MI, Trauma and CBSST models of therapy

· Experience working with families

· Knowledge of concurrent disorders and management of same in clinical setting

· Clear understanding of recovery orientated practice

Management of metabolic syndrome, TD and other side effects of psychotropics

Physician expectations:

• Attend clinic weekly and work with Case manager to help patient achieve stability and functional goals

• Complete regular new assessments & provide timely reports including annual assessments

• Attend bi-monthly case management meetings

• Be available on site throughout the week to respond to case manager

• Support colleagues in providing cross coverage for vacations

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter of interest directed to Dr. Rory Sellmer as well as an up-to-date CV. The subject line of the email should read “FMC The Adult Psychosis Program

Aplication". You should be able to provide three references upon request.

Please note that only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

Dr. Rory Sellmer

Foothills Medical Centre

1403 29 St NW, Calgary AB T2N 2T9


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