Become a key member of BC's leading tertiary psychiatry team.
The province of British Columbia is breaking new ground with its innovative, decentralized model for mental health care. This model is based on a best-practice standard that includes replacing large tertiary institutions with smaller, more home-like facilities.
This visionary initiative improves access to specialized mental health care by increasing system capacity and reducing the need for travel. In fact, some BC patients have already begun to benefit from these smaller, more personalized health-care settings and the positive impact that comes from being closer to family and friends.
As a psychiatrist and a key member of BC's tertiary psychiatry team, you are empowered to contribute to our exciting mental health model.
To enhance the success of this progressive mental health initiative, BC's health authorities are extending an invitation to psychiatrists from outside the province to consider psychiatry in BC.
BC's six health authorities have worked together to develop new tertiary level mental health beds throughout the province. Traditional provincial psychiatric beds centralized at Riverview Hospital have been phased out, and patients have been transferred into specialized, community-based facilities.
Based on a best practice standard that includes replacing large, traditional, tertiary institutions with smaller, more home-like facilities, the goal of this major system reconfiguration is to improve access and increase capacity.
Careful, individualized planning ensures that each patient is appropriately placed, and clinical outcomes research is already in place to monitor this model to achieve equal or better quality care outcomes for patients.
To view our career opportunities, please see the Psychiatry in BC website.