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Adult Psychiatrist (Transgender Psychiatry)

Part Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2019-10-09  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Calgary Zone To learn more about this zone
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Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine are inviting applications for an Adult Psychiatrist to join the Adult Gender Clinic based primarily out of the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC). This clinic is part of a broader Calgary Zone Gender Services initiative which continues to evolve and expand in order to best meet the health care needs of the trans and gender-diverse community. Opportunities for both full-time or part-time involvement exist.

The FMC Adult Gender Clinic serves adults and youth (16 years of age and older) who are questioning their gender identity or wanting to medically transition. The clinic is available to more than 1.5 million people in Calgary and surrounding areas and has currently seen over 300 patients with a large referral base. The clinic aims to provide:

  • comprehensive assessment regarding gender identity
  • treatment of co-occurring mental health concerns (e.g. mood and anxiety related to gender)
  • education and support regarding social transition (e.g. family, work, legal document changes)
  • referrals to access hormones and/or surgery required for transition

The clinic works collaboratively with therapists, community psychologists, social workers, speech language pathologists, and a multidiscinplinary physician team (family medicine, endocrinology, gynecology, plastic surgery, ENT, and urology) in order to provide competent and complete transition-related care.

The clinic practices are in keeping with the WPATH Standards of Care 7 (SOC), as well as current Canadian guidelines; the successful candidate shall be familiar and competent with these SOC, as well as open and willing to keep pace alongside the progressive changes expected in newer SOC.

The successful candidate will take part in teaching undergraduate medical students and/or resident physicians, and is encouraged to apply for an academic appointment with the Univeristy of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.

The successful candidate will also have an opertunity for leadership in shaping the landscape for trans-affirming care in Calgary.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and invite applications from all qualified women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or expression.

The successful candidate must have an MD and must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Remuneration will be based on fee-for-service billings submitted to Alberta Health, as well as through the sessional billing system. Alternatively, an option to enroll in the Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP) may also exist.

Specialist On Call: The successful candidate will be expected to take part in the regional on-call system at one of the acute care sites in Calgary.

Joe Raiche

Consultant Psychiatrist

Foothills Medical Centre

Calgary, T3A3Y5

Phone: 4039445872

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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