Vancouver Coastal Health

Geriatric Psychiatrist (locum)

Job ID 2023-98934
City Vancouver
Work Location
Cambie Older Adult Mental Hth
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff - Geriatric Psychiatry
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Temporary Part-Time
Job Category


Please refer to the information below for details regarding salary.

Job Summary

Job Title:

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Work Site:

Cambie Older Adults Mental Health and Substances Services – 200-4088 Cambie Street


Locum – Part Time

Start Date:

To be mutually agreed upon

Compensation Type:



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


The Vancouver Community Older Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services require a part time Psychiatrist to join an interdisciplinary team in caring for patients generally over 65 with mental health problems. The team consists of geriatric psychiatrists, other physicians, case managers, counsellors, neuropsychologists and administrative staff. Clinical settings may include outpatient visits, community home visits/outreach, and residential care facilities, along with indirect case reviews within a collaborative care model. All VCH physicians must be appointed as medical staff of Vancouver Coastal Health. On-call participation is optional. Apply today to join our team!


As a Geriatric Psychiatrist with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:


  • Practice person-centered care.
  • Utilize a team-based approach, provide consultations and longer-term psychiatric care as necessary.
  • Provide culturally safe and responsive care for Indigenous patients.
  • Practice trauma-informed care.
  • Include families whenever possible.
  • Employ principles of community-based psychiatric care.
  • Collaborate in the management of concurrent substance use disorders.
  • Provide expertise and consults, and respond to and collaborate with case managers.
  • Facilitate continuity of care between acute and community settings, and liaise with hospital physicians and staff as necessary.


Education, Licensing, & Experience:


  • Provisional or unrestricted license to practice medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Fellowship in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and ideally completion of a Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency training
  • Eligibility or current appointment as clinical faculty with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) - Mandatory


Knowledge & Abilities:


  • Strong knowledge base in psychopharmacology and psychological interventions.

Closing Statement

Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team: or click “Apply Now."


Please note that a resume is 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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