Geriatric Psychiatrist | Villa Caritas
Covenant Health, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is accepting applications for a Geriatric Psychiatrist at Villa Caritas in Edmonton, Alberta.
Covenant is Canada’s largest Catholic provider of health care, with 26 Catholic facilities in 15 communities across Alberta. As a major provider in Alberta’s integrated health system, the Covenant family (Covenant Health, Covenant Care, and Covenant Living) works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services in our hospitals, health centres and continuing care centres.
Villa Caritas is a 150-bed acute mental health facility that specializes in caring for seniors with complex mental and medical health issues. Villa Caritas provides appropriate, timely intervention and care for seniors with a focus on treating their conditions and transferring them back home or to an appropriate care setting. Villa Caritas is associated with Covenant Health's Community Geriatric Psychiatry Program, which provides follow up and support to seniors with mental illness living in the community.
In collaboration with their colleagues, the successful candidate will deliver inpatient care and consultation services to hospital patients. This position involves participation in the program’s on-call in-patient schedule while maintaining a community-based practice. Service to outpatients will be provided through community geriatric psychiatry. There would also be an opportunity to work with the Continuing Care Psychiatry Consultation Service, which provides geriatric psychiatry consultation to patients residing in continuing care. There may be future opportunity to participate in telepsychiatry and provide Rural Clinic consulting services.