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Outpatient Psychiatrist

Part Time Practice
South Health Campus
2021-05-31  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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This is a part time position for an AB licensed Psychiatrist to do outpatient consults and follow ups with the South Health Campus Outpatient Addictions and Mental Health Program. There is opportunity to add more clinic days down the road as the need arises. This is a general mental health clinic in southern Calgary that serves the moderate to severe mental health needs of the adult population. The ability to see new consults, do follow ups, and discharge back to the referral source as needed will be expected. The psychiatrist will be able to work well with their colleagues and other allied health care professionals in a team setting. Attendance at complex case reviews and quality assurance reviews will be expected as needed. Knowledge of other existing community resources will be an asset. Legible and timely documentation and respectful communication with colleagues will be expected. The successful candidate will have to share their office with their Psychiatry colleagues. Following the mandate of the clinic and the direction from the Department of Psychiatry will be mandatory.

A major part of this role is clinical work but it may also include an educational role in the teaching of residents and medical students. The Psychiatrist will also be expected to do call at the South Health Campus site. Flexibility and willingness to provide vacation coverage for other colleagues will be needed.

A successful candidate for the position should have:

o Recent experience (residency included) of working with a sub-acute and chronic population

o Successful completion of MCC and Royal College specialty exams

o Successful work experience on a multidisciplinary team

o Recent understanding of sub-acute adult treatment for mental health concerns

o Understanding of departmental demands and working with departmental goals to meet safety, length of stay, and patient satisfaction requirements

o Ability to participate in a call roster with and without resident support

o Success in education with residents in psychiatry

o Success interpersonally with patients, families and colleagues

o Ability to provide timely and accurate documentation and partake actively in supportive discharges

o Ability to take direction and feedback and perform within the mandate of the clinic

o Foundations in psychotherapeutic work, including CBT and DBT.

For the right candidate, we are willing to push the start date to a later time. There is opportunity for this position to expand to more clinic days on site at SHC as the need arises. There may also be opportunity for one half day a week outpatient work at South Calgary Health Centre, which is our sister-clinic and the combination can provide diversity and more clinic time to the chosen candidate.

Our clinic is set amid an acute care hospital. There is opportunity within this clinic to see patients with moderate to severe mental health needs in the area of perinatal, emerging adults, geriatrics, chronic and persistent, and of course mood and anxiety. Our position in the hospital also renders us opportunities to work with other medical sub-specialties at our site from time to time. Opportunity to provide ECT at the acute care site also exists.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter of interest directed to the Psychiatry Site Chief of South Health Campus, Dr. Novin Ihsan ( as well as an up-to-date CV. The subject line of the email should read “SHC Outpatient Psychiatry Application". You should be able to provide three references upon request.

Please note that only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

Dr. Novin Ihsan

Site Chief of SHC

Applicants are to submit their letter of interest and an updated curriculum vitae (in PDF format) to Dr. Novin Ihsan by May 31, 2021

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