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full time Psychiatry
Job ID: 16999


Winnipeg MB, CA

Chief Provincial Psychiatrist
Department of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery
Chief Provincial Psychiatrist Office
Winnipeg MB
Advertisement Number: 38369
Closing Date: January 14, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Full-Time, Part-Time working arrangements may be considered

Manitoba’s Department of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery is seeking a Chief Provincial Psychiatrist (CPP) to join our senior leadership team. In addition to the primary responsibility of the overall management of the CPP Office, this position will be a key member of the leadership team offering clinical and system level expertise and consultation to the department in order to drive system level service enhancements within the provincial mental health and addictions system. The CPP will also play a key consultative role in the implementation of an integrated, whole of government 5 year roadmap that will provide enhanced access to mental health and addictions services and aims to improve life outcomes for Manitobans.

The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).

Relocation assistance may be available.

• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
• Current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
• Current and satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check
• Current and satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check
• Licensure in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, and certified in psychiatry with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Physicians licensed to practice psychiatry in other Canadian jurisdictions must be eligible for licensure in Manitoba.


• Experience as a senior management physician with comprehensive clinical and administrative experience in psychiatry and mental health.
• Strong understanding of the mental health sector and related legislation in Manitoba, including the Mental Health Act, the Personal Health Information Act, the Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act, the Addictions Foundation Act and the Youth Drug Stabilization Act.
• Strong understanding of current best practices in psychiatric and mental health practice and programming.
• Strong leadership skills to provide clear vision and direction to staff and ensure a whole of government approach to mental health and recovery.
• Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills to provide expert consultation in the areas of mental health practice, programming, and policy development.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to foster trust and effectively consult, negotiate and liaise with various stakeholders within the mental health system.
• Ability to build relationships, foster trust and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders including: agencies; service delivery organizations; health, legal, advocacy, and law enforcement professionals; elected officials; policy makers; and Manitoba’s Indigenous, Metis and Inuit partners and stakeholders.
• Strong verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with a broad range of stakeholders with different technical and professional backgrounds.
• Strong written communication skills to effectively communicate complex and sensitive information to a variety of audiences.
• Excellent acumen to interact effectively with clients/patients, families, government, the public, and the media with a high degree of diplomacy and tact.

• Current appointment or eligibility for an appointment with the Department of Psychiatry, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, with involvement in teaching and/or research would be an asset.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery, the (Chief Provincial Psychiatrist (CPP) carries out required statutory and non-statutory functions to protect, preserve and promote the mental health of Manitobans. Duties include:
• Provision of expert consultation, interpretation and advice on mental health practice, programming, policy and legislation to influence the planning and development of comprehensive, transparent, balanced and integrated mental health services to maximize the mental health and social functioning of Manitobans.
• Management of the Office of the CPP including developing budget estimates, setting operational goals and priorities, and establishing required policies and procedures.
• Administration and application of the comprehensive provisions of the Mental Health Act (the Act), including issuing and cancelling orders of committeeship appointing the Public Guardian and Trustee as committee of an incapable person’s property and personal care, issuing authorizations of transfer between psychiatric facilities, promoting proper interpretation and application of the provisions of the Act and exercising specified powers under the Act.
• Provision of informational sessions for stakeholders regarding the provisions of the Act
• Administration and coordination of the Career Program in Psychiatry in promoting the recruitment and retention of psychiatrists in the province
• Maintenance of collaborative working linkages with the Regional Health Authorities and relevant professional and regulatory bodies
• In alignment with the strategic direction of the Department of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery, and in collaboration with other mental health and administrative leaders, the CPP will participate in and drive system level improvement initiatives in order to influence the changes required to maximize the mental health and wellness of Manitobans.

Advertisement # 38369
Service Centre 2
Human Resource Services
360-1395 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3P2
Phone: 204-945-7182
Fax: 204-948-2841

WHEN APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, PLEASE INDICATE THE ADVERTISEMENT NUMBER AND POSITION TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND/OR BODY OF YOUR EMAIL. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Published on 2021-12-14
Edited on 2021-12-14