CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST – Eating Disorders Program

  • Clinical
  • Canada

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Medical Specialty: Psychiatry

One of the leading children’s hospitals in Ontario, Canada is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist to work in the Eating Disorders Program. The job is full-time and permanent.

Academic Setting and Duties

The large multidisciplinary care team for the Eating Disorders Program comprises psychiatrists, adolescent health physicians, nurses, dieticians, child and youth counselors, psychologists, and social workers. There is a 6-bed inpatient unit, a day treatment program, and an outpatient service in collaboration with adolescent health. The duties for this position include assessment and ongoing psychiatric care for children, youth and their families, consisting of pharmacological treatments and supporting the psychotherapeutic work provided by other team members. As a member of the Department of Psychiatry faculty, the person in this job will take call, teach medical learners, and engage in scholarly work, all of which are remunerated separately. A mentorship system is in place to enhance promotion.

Required Skills

The successful candidate will have some education or experience in evidence-based psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents. Training in Family Based Therapy and Emotion Focused Family Therapy for eating disorders is desirable, but not a requirement. If necessary, training in these modalities will be provided. The candidate should enjoy working in an environment where continuous quality improvement is a key feature of the daily work. Bilingualism (English/French) is desirable.

Training

MD from an accredited institution; experience in child psychiatry or certification from the Royal College or equivalent; career characteristics meeting the criteria for a faculty appointment at the local university.

Remuneration and Benefits

This position is part of an Alternative Funding Plan (AFP); remuneration ranges from $265,000-$400,000/year, depending on administrative stipends, teaching load, and academic and clinical productivity. The CPA AFP provides 6 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks paid conference time; annual financial support for continuing professional development and research grant support. A relocation allowance will be provided. Additional remuneration is provided for on call coverage.

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