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Psychiatry
Full Time Practice
Calgary
Rockyview General Hospital
1.0
2017-06-14
2017-12-14  Time: 23:59
As soon as filled
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.

The University of Calgary, Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for Geriatric Psychiatrists with an interest in a primarily community focused practice. We presently have a position for one full-time community based Geriatric Psychiatrist.

Calgary’s Community Geriatric Mental Health Service and Geriatric Mental Health Consulting Service, are based out of the Sheldon M. Chumir Centre in downtown Calgary.

The position will entail providing leadership and direct patient care for clients served by the Severe and Persistent team. This team operates under the Community Geriatric Mental Health Service and provides service to our most vulnerable seniors with complex and chronic mental health needs. This team has 129 current clients (~12 under Community Treatment Orders) and averages 55 referrals per year. In addition to psychiatrist support, the team consists of 4 full time geriatric community mental health clinicians.

A successful candidate will be the primary psychiatrist providing direct care of Severe and Persistent clients (including clinic and home visits) for the purpose of initial assessments, treatment care planning, pharmacological & non-pharmacological management, and follow-up). They will be expected to participate with weekly team meetings, be available for urgent home visits (including for the purpose of certification or Community Treatment Order apprehension orders) and provide support to team clinicians as required. There will be opportunities to work in collaboration with other psychiatrists and inter-disciplinary team members.

In addition to working for the Severe and Persistent team, the candidate will be involved in providing service (clinic visits and home visits) to community geriatric patients, including those residing in assisted living facilities. Opportunities to do out-patient urgent assessment consultations are also available.

The positions will involve participation in the Department of Psychiatry’s general call roster , with base from the Rockyview General Hospital. Remuneration is based on a fee-for service basis as well as sessional payments to cover travel time to client homes and non-billable activities.

Successful candidates will be expected to be actively involved in resident training, including seeking a Clinical Teaching Appointment within the Department of Psychiatry, which will be considered a separate process via the University of Calgary.

The successful candidates must have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Preferred candidates will have completed advanced training in Geriatric Psychiatry or have a Geriatric Psychiatry background, and must have specialist qualifications, such as FRCPC or equivalent. Candidates with eligibility and intent to complete Canadian certification in Geriatric Psychiatry will be given preference.

Candidates with an interest in working as part of an interdisciplinary team, enthusiasm with teaching and experience in leadership roles are preferred.

Successful candidates will be expected to seek a Clinical Teaching Appointment within the Department of Psychiatry, which will be considered a separate process via the University of Calgary.

The successful candidates must have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Preferred candidates will have completed advanced training in Geriatric Psychiatry or have a Geriatric Psychiatry background, and must have specialist qualifications, such as FRCPC or equivalent.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae outlining experience, and three reference letters, by June 1, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Continuing Medical Education reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible Practitioner receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for three years.


Dr. Suparna Madan

Section Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry

Rockyview General Hospital

Calgary, T2V 1P9

Suparna.Madan@albertahealthservices.ca

Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format)



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