Vancouver Coastal Health


Job ID 2024-123071
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff - General Adult Psychiatry
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Temporary Full-Time
Job Category
Salary Grade
End Date


Please refer to the information below for details regarding salary.

Job Summary

Job Title:


Work Site:

Vancouver General Hospital


Locum to Permanent

Start Date:

May 01, 2024

Compensation Type:



Come work as a Psychiatrist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

We are seeking an Emergency Psychiatrist to join the Psychiatric Assessment Unit at the Vancouver General Hospital. As an Emergency Psychiatrist, you will provide comprehensive psychiatric assessment and care to patients presenting with acute mental health crises in our busy emergency department.


Responsibilities include conducting timely psychiatric assessments and formulation of treatment plans for patients in crisis, collaboration with multidisciplinary teams including emergency physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychiatric consultants to ensure coordinated care, provision of crisis intervention and stabilization services to patients experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms, and participation in teaching and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows.


Specialized experience in providing services to psychiatric patients in the ED setting is required. The position is for two full weekdays (regular business hours), scheduled consecutively.


Education, Licensing, & Experience:

  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)- Mandatory
  • Emergency Experience- Mandatory
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)- Mandatory

Closing Statement

Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to Michelle Sylvest, Executive and Medical Staff Talent Acquisition Advisor: or click “Apply Now.”


Please note that a resume and coverletter are required to apply for this position.


As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.


  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.


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