The Middlesex hospital Alliance, Strathroy Site, has an opening for a Full-time Psychiatrist for a community position to provide outpatient and consult-liaison services within the Hospital.
The MHA is made up of two partner sites; Four Counties Health Services (FCHS) and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital (SMGH). FCHS is a modern primary acute care hospital located in the Village of Newbury, at the intersection of Lambton, Kent, Middlesex, and Elgin Counties (approximately halfway between London and Chatham). FCHS is located in a peaceful country setting with easy access to all major highways of Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. The facility provides 24 hour emergency and medical care as well as numerous diagnostic and ambulatory services. SMGH serves a population of approximately 35,000 residents. It is located approximately 40 km west of the City of London. SMGH is a full service community hospital providing a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and ambulatory care services.
The hospital operates 54 acute care beds along with a comprehensive range of diagnostic and outpatient services. Medical staffing includes a number of active local family physicians, internists, surgeons and specialists.
This unique practice opportunity blends the flexibility of private practice, the warmth of working in a rural setting, and the potential of working in a larger centre, with no expectation for provision of on call or emergency services, which supports excellent work-life balance.
Outpatient consultation and treatment account for the majority of the responsibilities, utilizing close working relationships with community mental health partners such as CMHA. You have the autonomy over your outpatient practice while ensuring patients are linked with a family physician to ensure a collaborative care approach is possible. The opportunity to expand practice interests by taking part in the telepsychiatry, or providing service to group homes in the community are available. If interested, there is also opportunity to participate in medical student and resident teaching, or to apply for an adjunct position at The Western University of Ontario. In addition to an outpatient practice, you will be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team including a full compliment of allied health professionals, and on site social work to provide consult-liason services.
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital is not a Schedule 1 facility, and although there is potential for short term voluntary admissions to medical beds, there are no inpatient mental health beds. Tertiary care referrals are made to London where there is access to both inpatient and outpatient programs.
The successful candidate for this role will be certified in Psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or the equivalent in another jurisdiction), and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario. CMPA or equivalent medical malpractice insurance is required.
If you are interested in an opportunity to practice in a collegial, friendly atmosphere, with a variety of options in practice, without on call or emergency department coverage, please submit your inquiries or curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Gary Perkin Chief of Staff
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