Psychiatrist – Edgewood, Nanaimo

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 permanent 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.

Qualified applicants wishing to apply for this exciting opportunity can send resume and cover letter by email to [email protected] with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Safety precautions against COVID-19

COVID-19 should not prevent someone from being able to receive life-saving addiction and mental health treatment. Rest assured that we are taking every step possible to protect our current patient population from contracting the infection.

Our facilities have policies and protocols in place to protect patients, including screening new patients, limiting visitors, and moving aftercare groups to online meetings.

Continue to our action plan to see what we are doing to protect our patients from COVID-19.