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full time Psychiatry at Women's College Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 16978

General Psychiatry Faculty Position, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto

Women’s College Hospital (WCH) is the first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on the health of women. With the mobilization of our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, WCH is strengthening its bond with partners and introducing a new and inspiring vision: Healthcare revolutionized for a healthier and more equitable world. The University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, and is consistently ranked as the top Canadian university in international rankings. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), composed of the University and including WCH amongst its nine fully-affiliated institutions, is one of the world’s largest, most productive academic health sciences centres.

Women’s College Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry is seeking a psychiatrist to join our General Psychiatry Program. The main clinical focus of this position involves providing general psychiatric assessments to outpatients referred from family practice and medical/surgical subspecialties at Women’s College Hospital. Opportunities include Collaborative Mental Health Care roles within WCH Family Practice and with community partners.

WCH’s General Psychiatry Program strives to employ a trauma-informed lens to all services, and to provide an inclusive environment and equitable services to people in all their diversity (https://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/care-programs/mental-health/general-psychiatry-program/). The program’s interdisciplinary team aims to empower individuals to effectively manage their mental health symptoms, through the use of evidence based therapeutic modalities. The team consists of psychiatrists, mental health therapists, and a social service worker, as well as students in these fields. Situated in an academic hospital, the program is committed to clinical innovation, education and research with a specific focus on WCH’s strategic goals related to advancements in health system innovation, virtual care and revolutionizing health care for women in the service of equity for all.

This posting is for a full-time academic position. The successful candidate will be supported to develop an academic focus, most likely as a Clinician-Teacher. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to teaching opportunities in undergraduate and core postgraduate medical education, and who have interest in quality improvement, patient safety and other forms of healthcare innovation relevant to general psychiatry, as we respond to evolving health system needs and medical education opportunities. Estimated remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected applicant will be eligible to participate in all of the practice plan’s benefit arrangements, including life, medical and dental benefits and parental leave.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) in Psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Psychiatry, must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario and be eligible for or holding an academic appointment at the minimum rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor or above in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and must hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent. All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English. Compensation will be based on a fee-for-service structure with additional funding available through the Alternate Funding Program (AFP) and/or Women’s College Hospital Department of Psychiatry Practice Plan.

We welcome interest until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Expressions of interest or questions can be sent to Dr. Simone Vigod, Women’s College Hospital Psychiatrist-in-Chief at: simone.vigod@wchospital.ca.

The University of Toronto and WCH are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and other who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Summary
Specialty
Psychiatry
Province / State
Ontario
Employment Type
full time
Eligible
Physician
Tagline
Psychiatrist, General Psychiatry Program, Department of Psychiatry, Women's College Hospital
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Remuneration
Remuneration
Estimated remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Billing / Overhead Split
 
Vacation / CME Leave
 
Additional Benefits
The selected applicant will be eligible to participate in all of the practice plan’s benefit arrangements, including life, medical and dental benefits and parental leave. 
Qualification Requirements
Education
Must hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent.  
Experience
All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English.  
Certifications
Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) in Psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Psychiatry, must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario and be eligible for or holding an academic appointment at the minimum rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor or above in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Women's College Hospital 
Street Address 1
76 Grenville Street 
Street Address 2
 
City / Town
Toronto 
Country
Canada 
Postal / Zip Code
M5S 1B2 
 
Institution Description
Women’s College Hospital (WCH) is the first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on the health of women. With the mobilization of our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, WCH is strengthening its bond with partners and introducing a new and inspiring vision: Healthcare revolutionized for a healthier and more equitable world. The University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, and is consistently ranked as the top Canadian university in international rankings. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), composed of the University and including WCH amongst its nine fully-affiliated institutions, is one of the world’s largest, most productive academic health sciences centres. 
Institution Size (Beds)
unspecified 
Institution Website
 
Community Description
 
Community Size
unspecified 
Community Website
-
   
 
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Simone Vigod 
Phone
416-323-6400 
Fax
 
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Published on 2021-11-19
Edited on 2021-11-22