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  • Psychiatrist jobs

  • Rural locum recruitment

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) stands as a global leader in medical care, pioneering advancements in research and education. Our reach extends to over a million British Columbia residents in the Vancouver and Central Coast regions. With 13 hospitals and a network of 2,500 accomplished physicians, we are committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities.

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Not yet licensed in B.C.? Learn about Licensure in B.C. and information for International Medical Graduates trained outside of Canada to get started.

Where you'll work

Physicians work in communities across the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, including Vancouver, Richmond and the Coast (which includes the North Shore, Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, Powell River and Central Coast communities). As a physician, you'll work with dynamic teams across all areas of care. 

Choose to practice in a smaller community where your broader skills are appreciated or specialize in the bustling city of Vancouver a leading-edge teaching and academic centre, where advanced practice and research complement one another. ​

Benefits and perks for physicians at Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities to support your career growth
  • Newly negotiated after-hours premium rates for physicians working in Emergency Medicine
  • Research opportunities as you join a team to strive to provide leading edge health-care through research and innovation
  • Health and wellness supports for you and your family, including counselling, Peer Support, Family Support and a 24-hour helpline
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Working with wrap-around services and multi-disciplinary teams promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement in high quality comprehensive care

Featured specialty

Join our team as a Psychiatrist

Psychiatrists are an integral part of the Vancouver Coastal Mental Health team, where we/they are dedicated to delivering unparalleled acute and community-based treatment and rehabilitation services. Our dynamic teams includes over 100 psychiatrists, across multiple communities.

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Physician specialties at VCH

Physicians work independently and together with teams throughout many different specialties across our health care team. Learn about a few of the different specialties we're welcoming qualified applications for. 

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Family and Community Practice

There are many sub specialties within Family and Community Practice, including Obstetrics, and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Hospitalist, Geriatric Medicine and General Practice. With VCH, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that while working in an ever-evolving and rewarding environment. We are seeking qualified physicians to join our team to continue delivering exceptional team-based care to over one million patients in both urban and rural settings. Additional benefits for Family and Community Practice Physicians include relocation funding, recruitment incentives, other financial incentives if you’re looking for a rural practice; options to do sessional work in a variety of clinics and long-term care patient panels or connecting you with longitudinal family practice clinics.

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Vancouver General Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine comprises a group of dedicated and collegial physicians who cover the Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department and associated UBC Urgent Care Centre in Vancouver, Richmond Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Sechelt Hospital, qathet General Hospital and other community hospitals within the region. Vancouver Coastal Health Emergency Physicians are at the forefront of emergency medicine in the province with Vancouver Coastal Health housing a Level 1 Trauma Centre and a well-respected academic center. Vancouver Coastal Health’s community hospitals are well-supported and provide care to a diverse patient population including pediatrics, acute medicine and geriatrics.

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Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is seeking qualified Anesthesiologists to join our team and deliver exceptional care to our patients in Richmond, Vancouver and Coastal regions. Anesthesiologists work at three hospitals with departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, including Vancouver General Hospital (one of the largest anesthesia departments in Canada), Richmond Hospital and Lions Gate Hospital. Teams are actively involved in Quality Improvement, Research and Education of medical students, residents and sub-specialty fellows. We boast competitive compensation packages with options to focus on a range of diverse anesthesia sub-specialties in academic, community and quaternary settings.

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Medical Leadership

Our medical leadership team plays a crucial role in fostering the integration of medical staff practices that align with VCH's shared vision and strategic priorities. They are committed to enhancing patient safety, improving the quality of care, and ensuring the seamless delivery of medical services across the health authority. Medical leaders engage in partnerships with key stakeholders across the organization, including the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee (HAMAC), VCH Medicine, Quality and Patient Safety teams, Indigenous Health, Legal, and Communications leadership across VCH. This collaborative approach ensures a comprehensive and coordinated effort to advance healthcare excellence and patient outcomes at VCH.

A day in the life of a VCH Physician

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Alex Lee gives us a sneak peek into what a typical workday looks like and tells us what he values most about his physician career at Vancouver Coastal Health.

A 'day in the life' of a VCH physician

Licensure and credentialing for physicians at VCH

​If you are fully licensed to practice in British Columbia, you are immediately eligible as a candidate for vacant positions in Vancouver Coastal Health’s communities.

If you are a physician working in other parts of Canada or applying from overseas, you must have your credentials approved and gain confirmed eligibility for a licence to practice in B.C. through the ​​College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. There are additional organizations involved in the credentialing of physicians in Canada:

​​​If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG) without a credentialing certificate, visit Health Match BC. They provide advice and support with your required preliminary assessments. 

If you are trained outside of Canada, the BC Physician Integration Program provides IMGs with a comprehensive orientation and introduction to the provincial health care system. You must be on the registry with the CPSBC.

How to apply

Where you'll work

External applicant

Out-of-province or international applicant