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Adult Psychiatrist ––Community Mental Health Clinics – Edmonton Zone

Full Time Practice
Edmonton Mental Health Clinic
2018-06-01  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.

Adult Psychiatrist ––Community Mental Health Clinics – Edmonton Zone

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

The position will entail providing consultation services for clients in the Edmonton Adult Mental Health Clinics including but not limited to clinics in St. Albert, Leduc and Sherwood Park. Clinical work locations may change dependent on the outcome of ongoing reforms to community mental health services within the zone and the resulting human resource needs. All community clinics operate under the Community Mental Health Services and provide service to the Zones vulnerable adults with complex and chronic mental health needs.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in weekly team meetings and provide support to team clinicians as required. There will be opportunities to work in collaboration with other psychiatrists and inter-disciplinary team members. The successful candidate will be required to participate in on-call coverage for the proposed 24/7 community urgent care clinic.

It is the expectation of this position that the successful applicant will participate in quality improvement initiatives within the program. Clinics are staffed by multi-disciplinary teams and the physician as part of the team will participate in clinical improvement initiatives as well as provide clinical leadership for members of the team.

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

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

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

This position is sponsorship eligible should the preferred candidate require a Practice Readiness Assessment. In this event, a Return of Service Agreement is required

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.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae outlining experience, and three reference letters, by December 15, 2017 to:

Dr Vincent Agyapong, Zone Clinical Section Chief, Community Mental Health;

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified men and women, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
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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