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Psychiatrist – 2 month Locum Opportunity

The Edgewood Health Network (EHN) Canada offers a unique approach to the treatment of addiction and related mental health disorders across the country. We offer a wide range of options, depending on each individual’s specific needs. Addiction and other related mental health problems are serious, persistent and challenging, but so are we. The journey to recovery is never easy. But we are confident that we will navigate it successfully – together. Edgewood is seeking a Psychiatrist to assist in our addictions and mental health facility located on Vancouver Island.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide medical care to each assigned Edgewood patient as appropriate
  • Perform Psychiatric Assessments
  • Complete written records of the assessment
  • Monitor patient’s psychiatric status when necessary
  • Provide brief psycho-therapeutic interventions
  • Visit patients as deemed necessary by the patient’s health status and in accordance with EHN policies. This includes attending to any problems and writing appropriate orders or progress notes at the time of visits
  • Provide an opportunity for the patient (or substitute decision-maker where appropriate) to participate fully in the development of a care plan and at each visit
  • Requisition diagnostic services as the patient’s condition warrants and conduct follow-up
  • Liaise with local hospitals or other facilities to facilitate referrals to specialists as needed and as appropriate based on clinical demands.
  • Meet with family members or individuals of importance to the patient, as appropriate and with the consent of the patient
  • Follow EHN policies on timely and thorough documentation and record retention, with special reference to the inter-professional approach, admission records, transfer information and discharge orders.
  • On-call responsibilities as required


  • Successful candidates must hold or be eligible for independent practitioner registration with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC and hold certification or be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • Previous work in residential / inpatient setting considered an asset.
  • ASAM Certification an asset.
  • Mental Health and Addictions experience preferred.

Interested physicians are invited to email, fax or mail, their current curriculum vitae to:

[email protected]

Lena Taylor, Human Resources Department

2121 Boxwood Road
Nanaimo, BC Canada, V9S 4L2
Fax: 250-751-2758
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An Important Update About the Omicron Variant

We are open and accepting patients. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been dedicated to keeping our patients safe as they recover from addiction or mental health disorders.

As the situation continues to evolve, as do our protocols and practices at each EHN Canada facility. And recent news of the highly-infectious Omicron Variant is no different. Please know that we continue to implement the highest standards of infection prevention in accordance with our local health authority.

If you have any questions about your or a loved one’s care and the protocols we have in place for staff, patients, and visitors, please contact us at 416-644-6345 or email at [email protected] 

Thank you and stay safe,
The Healthcare Team at EHN Canada