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Geriatric Psychiatrist

Covenant Health/Alberta Health Services
Edmonton (City), Alberta (CA)
Remuneration will be based on the Alberta Health Fee-for-Service (FFS) schedule.
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

Psychiatrist:  Geriatric Psychiatry

Position Description:
Covenant Health in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the Department of Addiction & Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, invites applications for Psychiatrists to be based primarily at Villa Caritas in Edmonton, Alberta.

Villa Caritas is a 150-bed acute mental health facility that specializes in caring for seniors with complex mental and medical health issues. Villa Caritas provides appropriate, timely intervention and care for seniors with a focus on treating their conditions and transferring them back home or to an appropriate care setting. Villa Caritas is associated with Covenant Health's Community Geriatric Psychiatry Program, which provides follow up and support to seniors with mental illness living in the community.

In collaboration with their colleagues, the successful candidates will deliver a combination of in-patient and out-patient work, and will participate in the program’s in-patient on-call schedule and vacation coverage.

Service to out-patients will be provided through community geriatric psychiatry. There would also be an opportunity to work with the Continuing Care Psychiatry Consultation Service, which provides geriatric psychiatry consultation to patients residing in continuing care. There may be future opportunity to participate in tele-psychiatry and provide Rural Clinic consulting services.

The successful applicants will be required to participate in the teaching program and will be expected to apply for a Clinical Faculty Appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. An interest in participating in various hospital committees, sharing in some hospital administrative duties, and participating in departmental grand rounds is also an expectation.

Other information:
Covenant Health is one of Canada’s largest Catholic healthcare providers and a strong partner in Alberta’s integrated health system, leading a broad range of healthcare services in hospitals and healthcare centres in urban and rural communities.  The Covenant family (Covenant Health, Covenant Care, and Covenant Living) provides acute care, continuing care and independent living services at 26 sites in 15 communities across Alberta.  

Covenant Health is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equity. The principles of equity and diversity are applied in the creation of the search and select committee, and all members of the search and selection team will have completed implicit bias and EDI education. 

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•    MD or equivalent.
•    Licensed or eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. 
•    Certification in Psychiatry with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 
•    Expertise and commitment to quality care and patient safety
•    Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in the healthcare environment. 
•    Understanding of Just Culture and its role in healthcare. 
•    Additional training in Geriatric Psychiatry

Remuneration will be based on the Alberta Health Fee-for-Service (FFS) schedule.

Interested applicants should apply with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.

Covenant Health Physician Recruitment



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