New Job Assertive Community Treatment (Act) Psychiatrist In British Columbia

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatrist
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatrist

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatrist

Company : Vancouver Coastal Health
Salary : Details not provided
Location : British Columbia

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Job Description:

Job Title:

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatrist

Work Site:

Vancouver, BC – Multiple Locations


Part Time (0.7 FTE)

Start Date:

To be mutually agreed upon

Compensation Type:


Come work 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, Licensing, & 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).
  • Eligibility or current appointment as clinical faculty with University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine.
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) – Mandatory

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.

Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team, Sam Struan, Recruitment Advisor:
[email protected] , or click “Apply Now.”

Please note that a resume is required to apply for this position.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees and medical staff working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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

Diversity, equity, 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.