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Posted:          June 15, 2021

Position:       Inpatient Child Psychiatrist
Location:      Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada

CHEO, a 150-bed pediatric hospital in Ottawa, ON, Canada is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist to work on the 19-bed Acute Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit. The job is full-time and permanent with membership in the CHEO Psychiatry Associates.

Clinical Setting and Duties
The large multi-disciplinary care team includes 3 full-time psychiatrists, a family physician, psychologist, occupational therapist, and numerous social workers, nurses, and child and youth counselors. Each psychiatrist’s job consists of co-leading a team of providers in the assessment, stabilization, treatment initiation, and discharge planning for each patient. Teaching and scholarly work are part of the position and are remunerated separately.
Note: the position of Medical Director of the Inpatient Unit is also available for the qualified applicant.

Required Skills
The successful candidate will have experience with evidence-based psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches suitable for brief inpatient care, be skilled in working on multi-disciplinary teams, and be open to an environment where continuous quality improvement is a key feature of the daily work. Bilingualism (English/French) highly desirable.

Training
MD from an accredited institution; experience in child psychiatry or certification from the Royal College or equivalent; career characteristics meeting the criteria for a faculty appointment in the uOttawa Department of Psychiatry.

Remuneration and Benefits
This position is part of an Alternative Funding Plan (AFP); remuneration ranges from $296,000-400,000/year, depending on administrative stipends, teaching load, academic and clinical productivity; 6 weeks paid vacation; 2 weeks paid conference time; annual financial support for continuing professional development; research grant support. A relocation allowance and an additional signing bonus of $10,000 will be provided.

Setting
Located in the beautiful capital of Canada, CHEO is part of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine hospital network. CHEO is a pediatric health and research center dedicated to pioneering research, training the health care professionals of tomorrow, and providing outstanding family-centered patient care. The Mental Health Program is a national leader in innovative systems of mental health care.

Interested applicants should email a CV and cover letter to Dr. Kathleen Pajer, Chief of Psychiatry at kpajer@cheo.on.ca.

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Posted:          May 3, 2021

Position:       Sun Life Chair in Adolescent Mental Health
Location:      Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine

The Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, are accepting applications for the Sun Life Chair in Adolescent Mental Health.

The successful applicant will lead the development of a clinical research program which will further develop innovative evidence- based interventions in adolescent mental health and mental illness. It is expected the Chair will work collaboratively with other research groups, regionally, nationally, and internationally as well as within Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre. The Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry is home to six academic research chairs. The IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program provides a full range of mental health and psychiatric treatments for children and adolescents up until their 19th birthday, with 50,000 visits per year provided by over 450 inter-professional staff and 17 child and adolescent psychiatrists.

We wish to attract a talented and energetic leader (MD and/or PhD) with an excellent, established record of research accomplishments related to adolescent mental health. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to develop and direct an internationally recognized research program in mental illness/mental health, emphasizing the potential for translation and application to clinical practice. Applicants shall be collaborative and committed to the development of a strategy for adolescent mental health research, clinical practices and community outreach in the region and beyond. A demonstrated ability to attract external funding and sustain a strong research program is essential.

The Chair position provides a blend of salary, research funding and infrastructure support and the incumbent will be expected to compete successfully in regional, national and international funding competitions to further enhance the productivity of their research program. The ability to fulfill roles as a leader, mentor, collaborator and facilitator is an important asset. Evidence of outstanding collaborative, interdisciplinary research achievements, both nationally and internationally are valued attributes.

The Chair reports to the IWK Chief of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry. Working closely with the Faculty of Medicine Associate Dean of Research, the IWK Health Centre, and mental health researchers and clinicians, the Chair will:

• Develop and lead a clinical research program in adolescent mental health with input from the Department of Psychiatry (Faculty of Medicine) and Head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; the IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program and VP Research, IWK Health Centre and the Chair, Advisory Board of the Sun Life Chair in Adolescent Mental Health.
• Conduct their own externally funded research into aspects of adolescent mental health that are in keeping with strategic plan/goals of Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine and IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program.
• If they are a clinician/physician, participate in clinical activities consistent with the research programs with clinical reporting relationships within the IWK Health Centre, and the expectation of 30 per cent clinical and 70 per cent research time allocation.
• In conjunction with other leaders in research, develop a training program directed toward producing independent researchers in adolescent mental health.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a five-year limited term appointment as the Sun Life Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, which is renewable subject to a successful review prior to the end of the first term. The incumbent will be granted a Career Stream academic appointment (i.e. Continuing Appointment or Tenure Stream, depending on qualifications) at the rank of associate or full professor (commensurate with experience) in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University.

Review of applications will begin May 21, 2021 and continue until position is filled. To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, a two-page description of your research program and future research direction, and the names and contact information of three referees (two of whom must be from academic backgrounds) who may be contacted for references if required. All applications are to be submitted via PeopleAdmin: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/5537.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

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Posted:          March 31, 2021

Position:       Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Location:      Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

Located on beautiful Georgian Bay, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is a 301-bed Psychiatric Hospital providing specialized inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care for the North Simcoe Muskoka region.  We are looking for 3 Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Pediatricians with a focused practice in Mental Health to join our team and provide outpatient care for the full spectrum of mental health conditions in a trauma-informed, family-focused setting. Care will be provided both virtually and in-person at the Community Health Hub in Midland, or at regional affiliated primary care settings.

We seek candidates who hold MD training from an accredited institution, Royal College certification or equivalent in psychiatry or pediatrics, with robust experience in child and adolescent mental health (subspecialty certification preferred). This position is funded through an Alternate Payment Plan from the Ontario Ministry of Health.

For more information on these opportunities, CLICK HERE.

To express your interest, please contact Waypoint’s Medical Affairs Office at jbeausoleil@waypointcentre.ca.

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Posted:        March 24, 2021

Position:      Consulting Psychiatrist, Eating Disorders Program
Location:     BC Children’s Hospital

Are you passionate about helping our province’s children and youth to live healthier lives?

BC Children’s Hospital – located in our state-of-the-art Teck Acute Care Centre in beautiful Vancouver, BC – is seeking a Consulting Psychiatrist for our Eating Disorders Program. The program assesses and treats children and youth ages 8 – 18 with eating disorders and coexisting behavioral/mental health issues.

Committed to a trauma informed practice philosophy in an active teaching environment, we provide direct and indirect consultation to children and families and clinical support and education to primary care providers, schools, pediatricians and other psychiatrists across BC. You will be supported by a multidisciplinary team including nursing, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, dietetics and adolescent medicine.

Join one of BC’s largest employers, and experience a variety of health, wellness, and development programs to support you throughout your career – at work and at home.

More information and apply today:
Consulting Psychiatrist, Eating Disorders Program
Video: Pediatric Mental Health at BC Children’s Hospital


Posted:        March 24, 2021

Position:      Consulting Psychiatrist, Inpatient Psychiatry Program
Location:     BC Children’s Hospital

Are you passionate about helping our province’s children and youth to live healthier lives?

BC Children’s Hospital – located in our state-of-the-art Teck Acute Care Centre in beautiful Vancouver, BC – is seeking a Consulting Psychiatrist for our inpatient psychiatry program. The program includes six short-stay emergency beds for ages 5-16 and 10 longer-stay beds for 12-18 year olds.

Committed to a trauma informed practice philosophy in an active teaching environment, we assess and treat complex mental health cases – ensuring engagement with patients and families every step of the way. Supported by a multidisciplinary team including psychology, social work, occupational therapists, youth and family counsellors, special education teachers, nursing, and more – our combined goal is to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment. Previous experience assessing and treating children and youth with acute presentations of psychiatric disorders is desirable.

More information and apply today:
Consulting Psychiatrist, Inpatient Psychiatry
Video: Pediatric Mental Health at BC Children’s Hospital

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