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Job title: Addictions Physician

Company: Vancouver Coastal Health

Job description: Please refer to the information below for details regarding salary.Job SummaryJob Title:Addictions PhysicianWork Site:Vancouver Detox and Vancouver Withdrawal Management CentreStatus:PermanentStart Date:May 01, 2024Compensation Type:APACome work as an Addictions Physician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!Vancouver Detox is a withdrawal management centre in Vancouver. The 24-bed withdrawal management centre is a seven-day/week, inpatient centre that is staffed with in-house 24-hour nursing to support medication-assisted withdrawal management for individuals with substance use disorders. Vancouver Detox is often a critical entry point in the treatment process allowing for stabilization and linkage to both outpatient and bed-based treatment options for substance use disorders. Physicians will be providing evidenced-based, high quality substance use care including management of acute withdrawal, OAT initiation and titration, harm reduction teaching, and linking patients with psychosocial treatment options after discharge. They will also be required to be involved with other primary care treatment (including mental health and chronic disease management during detox admission), until patients have been stabilized for discharge. The physicians will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, counsellors, community-liaison workers and peer support workers.Vancouver Withdrawal Management Centre is an 18- bed lower acuity withdrawal management centre which otherwise is very similar to Vancouver Detox as described above.Physicians must have completed the BCCSU Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (POATSP) training.Reporting to the Medical Coordinator for VCH Withdrawal Management, and the Medical Director, Specialized Substance Use Services Program, the physician who accepts this position will play a critical role in the development of an inter-professional shared care team. They are responsible for providing direct clinical services to patients who present to withdrawal management for their substance use needs. They will help foster a collaborative inter-professional practice environment that enhances client-centered services within the site and with associated programs. They will work within a team of physicians and other inter-professional colleagues to achieve excellence in client-centered care, while also supporting the team’s goals of creating a warm and welcoming space which is culturally competent, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented. An ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with the inter-disciplinary team is essential.Hours of work:Vancouver Detox facility is staffed seven-day/week (14 sessions) a week, 6-12 weeks per year in 5–7-day blocks. Days are 7-8 hours with flexible start and end times. 2 physicians on per day. 1 weekend per 8 weeks.VCH withdrawal management centre is staffed in single days and/or weeklong blocks. The facility is staffed seven-day/week (14 sessions) a week, 5–7-day blocks. Days are 7-8 hours with flexible start and end times. 2 physicians on per day. Can work in doc of the day model with a fixed 1-2 days per week, or in 5-day blocks, with weekends once per 8 weeks.QualificationsEducation, Licensing, & Experience:

  • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC)- Mandatory- Full
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) – Eligible
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)- Mandatory

Closing StatementInterested in applying? Feel free to reach out to Ben Murphy, Executive and Medical Staff Talent Acquisition Advisor: or click “Apply Now.”Please note that a resume and coverletter are required to apply for this position.As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?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.

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Equity, diversity, 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.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Job date: Thu, 02 May 2024 23:58:36 GMT