Vancouver Coastal Health

Psychiatrist - Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) (2 positions)

Job Description

Job Title:

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatrist

Work Site:

Vancouver, BC

May be paired with work in other community-based programs (information available on request)




Join us as an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatrist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


As one of British Columbia's six regional health authorities, VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to in excess of one million BC residents with more than 13,500 full time staff, and over $3 billion in funding.  Our ACT team provides specialized, one of a kind community treatment and rehabilitation for clients with mental disorders and substance use, one of many programs that employ over 100 psychiatrists across multiple sites. 


As an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatrist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Support clients in the community who exhibit complex mental health needs and high levels of comorbidity (substance use disorders, general health problems and/or significant risk of aggression). The work is fast paced, exciting, and intense.
  • Be involved with significant outreach, both independently and with clinical colleagues in a variety of settings, including private residences, SROs, shelters, corrections offices, jail, and public areas.
  • Partner with amazing teams of Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Health Care Workers, Peer Specialists, GPs, Concurrent Disorders Clinicians as well as law enforcement, to provide quality care.



Education & Experience

  • Provisional OR unrestricted license to practice medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC)
  • Eligibility or active fellowship in psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC).

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Experience managing complex cases or supporting vulnerable populations and familiarity with principles of Community Psychiatry with a passion for patient welfare.
  • Understand the importance of delivering high quality care in the context of complex health care systems and understand the value of a cohesive team environment


If this sounds exciting to you, please connect via Donna Sangster, Recruitment Advisor, Medical Leadership at 236-688-3174 \




  • Blend of BC MSP fee-for service and sessional funds
  • Physicians are responsible for their own billing


Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff – both current and prospective – have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.


To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.



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