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Shared Care Psych at Royal Columbian Hospital

New Westminster

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330 E Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3W7, Canada




Position: Part-time, long term
Description: Medical care of adult patients in acute in-patient psychiatric unit
Location: Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster
Start Date: Flexible

Join the Shared Care team at RCH and add variety to your practice! We are family doctors who look after medical issues on psychiatric inpatients. Our Department moved into a new facility in 2020, on the same campus. We had 32 beds and expanded to 72 beds including an older-adult unit.

Our model is unique in BC. Shared Care physicians work along with psychiatrists, nurses, residents and medical students as part of a strong patient-centred team. The attending psychiatrist is the MRP. We assess newly admitted patients medically and follow them through their stay. Adult patients, all ages, with the usual variety of medical problems including co-existent chronic illnesses. Daily visits M-F, timing can be flexible. We deal with staff concerns, order and review investigations, and manage appropriately. Documentation is currently transitioning from paper to electronic charting. We are supported by full medical and surgical services within RCH, including lab, imaging and pharmacy.

Call: Each FP takes calls regarding their own patients 0800-1700h daily. Evenings and weekends shared with other Shared Care physicians.

Payment is sessional.

The successful candidate(s) will be licensed to practice in British Columbia. (S)he should be comfortable with, or willing to learn about, psychiatric medications; and mindful of the interaction of medical and psychiatric health issues. This is an excellent complement to office practice; your new skills will help your office patients, adding to the comprehensive care we provide. It may suit IMGs as a facility component of practice.

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