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Full Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2019-06-14  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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We are currently seeking a psychiatrist for work at the Foothills Medical Centre Day Hospital.
The Day Hospital is a sub-acute short-term service providing daily support for patients who have moderate to severe mood and psychotic illnesses. It functions within a multidisciplinary team; a significant amount the treatment occurs in group therapy settings. The psychiatrists in the clinic have the role of conducting diagnostic interviews assessing suitability for day hospital, managing biopsychosocial treatment, conducting regular patient follow-ups and supporting the multi-disciplinary team. Psychiatrists also contribute to the delivery of group therapy and support resident education.
The position may start later but would be available as early as July 1, 2019.
The candidate must be eligible for independent practice Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
A successful candidate for the position should have:
  • Recent experience (residency included) of working with a sub-acute population
  • Clinical experience with severe and persisting mental illnesses
  • Successful completion of MCC and Royal College specialty exams
  • Successful work experience on a multidisciplinary team
  • Recent understanding of acute adult treatment for mental health concerns
  • Understanding of departmental demands and working with departmental goals to meet safety, length of stay, and patient satisfaction requirements
  • Ability to participate in a call roster with and without resident support
  • Success in education of residents in psychiatry
  • Success interpersonally with patients, families and colleagues
  • Comfort in the delivery of psychotherapeutic work, especially in CBT, DBT & group therapy as well as foundational understandings of IPT and Short-term dynamic modalities.
Must read, write, and speak English.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

This is a Fee For Service position. Expect approximately 4 to 5.5 days of work per week.

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. Lauren Zanussi
Site Chief - FMC
1403 - 29th Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2T9

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to (use the subject line “Day Hospital Psychiatry Application"). Those selected for an interview may also be asked to attend an interview with the Day Hospital Medical Leads.

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to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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