Forensic Psychiatric Services, as part of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides specialized forensic psychiatric assessment and treatment services to the courts, the BC Review Board, and to the custody and community branches of BC Corrections. These services are located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and the six Regional Forensic Clinics in Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George and Kamloops/Kelowna. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS through its agencies and services, provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.
BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:
Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Various full time and part-time opportunities are available at the following locations:
The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam and
Various Regional Forensic Clinics
We are currently looking for full time and part time psychiatrists with experience and expertise in forensic psychiatry, and in the assessment & management of substance dependence and mental health issues. The Psychiatrist collaboratively works with the interdisciplinary team in order to effectively plan and manage the patients thorough their recovery and rehabilitation.
If you share our passion for this specialized area of forensic psychiatry, and enjoy the challenge that comes with such a diverse specialty mix of cases, we invite you to consider joining our team.
You will use your extensive hands-on experience and background in treating complex clinical problems to support the ongoing education of our team, and further the mental health of this population within the province of British Columbia.We encourage and facilitate cross appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.
Interested candidates will have obtained fellowship standing in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry along with certification in Forensic Psychiatry subspecialty and an active interest in academic forensic psychiatry or accepted equivalent. Candidates must be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia.
To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:
Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor Talent Acquisition
Start date: ASAP
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information about BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services please visit the website at: bcmhsus.ca.
The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.