Senior Psychiatry Director
Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program for Children and Adolescents
Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health Programs
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC Canada
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BC Children’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Senior Psychiatry Director for the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program for Children and Adolescent, a part of the Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health Programs at BC Children’s Hospital.
The Senior Psychiatry Director reports to the Psychiatrist-In-Chief or delegate and works in collaboration with the Senior Medical Director and the Program Director of the Provincial Specialised Eating Disorder Program. The Senior Psychiatry Director is an active member of the Child, Youth and Women’s Reproductive Leadership team, and supports the dyad leadership, and Program Management Model.
Quality of Care:
The Senior Psychiatry Director is responsible both for ensuring the quality of care provided by the Medical Staff and for ensuring that the care provided is evidence informed, culturally safe, trauma informed and patient and family centered and shall:
The Senior Psychiatry Director shall work in partnership with the designated Program Director(s) and Senior Medical Director and collaboratively with the service leads to ensure implementation of the Clinical Mission, which will include responsibility for:
The Senior Psychiatry Director will demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of the Department’s academic program in collaboration with the Directors of UGE, PGE (CORE, Non-CORE and Sub-Specialty) and Mental Health Research to ensure an environment that supports and fosters optimal teaching, research and knowledge translation in the following areas:
The Senior Psychiatry Director will work in partnership with the designated Program Director(s), Senior Medical Director, Executive Director, Associate Psychiatrist-In-Chief, and Psychiatrist-In-Chief to provide leadership in the development and implementation of the Department’s Strategic Plan, including:
Measurement Based Care, Quality Projects and Value Stream Mapping
Participation in Provincial level planning with community partners
Development of Telehealth to improve rural and remote access
Financial & Physician Human Resources:
The Senior Psychiatry Director is responsible for:
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Senior Psychiatry Director together with the Program Director(s) and the Senior Medical Director is responsible for:
As the successful candidate for this position, you will have demonstrated a commitment to academic and clinical excellence as well as patient and family centered care. You obtained Fellowship standing Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Applicants must also be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multidisciplinary team environment and will demonstrate a trauma informed approach in their clinical work and professional relationships. Excellent communication skills and experience working with rural and remote communities are assets.
To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest along with your curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Roberto Sassi
British Columbia Children’s Hospital
Application Deadline: September 20th, 2021
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose
PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.