University of Alberta

Geriatric Psychiatrists

Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health and Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Psychiatry

Competition No.  -    A106017131
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.


The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services, is inviting applications for geriatric psychiatrists at the Villa Caritas Hospital.

Located in Edmonton, Villa Caritas, which opened in January 2011, is a 150-bed facility that serves our most vulnerable seniors—those with complex mental health and medical needs. Villa Caritas provides appropriate, timely intervention and care for seniors with a focus on treating their conditions and transferring them back home or to an appropriate care setting. Villa Caritas is located on the Misericordia Community Hospital campus in west Edmonton.

In collaboration with their colleagues, the successful candidates will deliver inpatient care and consultation services to hospital patients. These positions involve participation in the program’s on-call in-patient schedule while maintaining a community-based practice.  Service to out patients will be provided through community geriatric psychiatry.  Weekly consultation with the consultants in continuing care is expected. , and day clinic services on a weekly the Continuing Care Psychiatry Consult Services program. There is future opportunity to participate in telepsychiartry and provide Rural Clinic consulting services. Remuneration is based on a fee-for service basis.

These physicians will be expected to seek a Clinical Academic Colleague within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.  The successful candidates must have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.  Preferred candidates will have geriatric psychiatry background and must have specialist qualifications, FRCPC or equivalent.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae outlining experience, and three reference letters, by April 18, 2012; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Michael Buchinski, MD
Zone Section Chief Geriatric Psychiatry, Alberta Health Services
Villa Cartias, Misericordia Community Hospital campus
16940 – 87 Avenue NW Edmonton AB T5R 4H5

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  

The University of Alberta, Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit.  We are committed to the principle of equity in employment.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.