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Psychiatrist for Emergencies

Location: Richmond Hill
Company: Mackenzie Health

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Clinical Psychiatrist for Emergencies Opportunity – Join our Growing Organization

Experience a place where people come first

As a healthcare leader serving a population of more than half a million people, Mackenzie Health offers a dynamic, supportive environment of respect and continuous learning. A place where all staff are valued, can engage in meaningful work as part of a friendly, diverse team and use best-in-class technology to provide exceptional patient care. Experience a place where people come first. Experience Mackenzie Health – your ultimate career destination.

As we prepare to open Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and continue to operate Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, we have many opportunities for passionate professionals like you, who share our commitment to quality, timely patient-centred care. Ultimately, this is where you want to be.

Position Overview

Mackenzie Health is currently recruiting a full-time Clinical Psychiatrist for Emergencies who will be accountable to the Chief and Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry. The Physician will work in consultation with the Chief of Psychiatry as well as the other physicians within the department. There is an on-call requirement in addition to the day-to-day work done in the Emergency Department.

The physician must complete a full credentialing application and must have their appointment approved by the Medical Advisory Committee and Board of Directors. The appointment will not be official until the approval of the Board of Directors has been obtained. The physician will be credentialed according to the terms specified in the Hospital By-laws.


The Physician must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Assess patients to diagnose the nature and extent of mental health disorders.
  • Assess and treat patients in the Emergency Department full time during weekdays from approximately 8:00 to 17:00 providing consultations and re-assessments where appropriate and manage the overall flow of psychiatric patients within the Department.
  • This may include assessing psychiatric patients in the Emergency Department that are either awaiting a bed or where a colleague has requested a patient be reassessed.
  • Be available for the Urgent Care Clinic if required and counsel outpatients during office visits and implement appropriate care plans.
  • Manage patients through the continuum of hospital care.
  • Order treatments, tests, and consults with specialty physicians and primary care physicians where necessary.
  • Prescribe, direct, and administer medications to treat various mental health and behavioral disorders.
  • Assume MRP on patients when deemed appropriate, including assuming the rounding and discharge process.
  • Provide consultation on patients already admitted.
  • Prepare and submit case reports and summaries as required for MOH reporting criteria where required.

Skills – Abilities – Experience

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member within a group environment.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
  • Models behavior that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
  • Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
  • Demonstrates understanding of contribution to patient and staff safety.

Education – Certification – Licenses

  • Medical degree approved by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) required.
  • Certification in Psychiatry as recognized by The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) required.
  • Canadian Medical Protection Association in good standing.
  • Member of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA).
  • Preferred candidates would possess 3 to 5 years’ experience.

Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance

with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for an interview will be contacted.

Interested Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae

by 4:30 pm on March 29, 2021 to:

Sophie Stratos, Manager of Medical Affairs

Mackenzie Health

10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4Z3

905-883-1212 Ext. 7452


FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Mackenzie Health's Occupational Health and Safety department.

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