Status: Independent Contractor
Hours: 2 days a week (Flexible)
About Surrey Place:
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in northwestern Ontario.
Surrey Place was recently approved to receive Ministry of Health funding through an Alternate Payment Plan (APP). This funding will not only address the significant unmet needs for individuals living with an Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD), but also expand service provision while decreasing wait-times and creating additional capacity. To begin this exciting journey, Surrey Place has a number of opportunities for those who are interested in working with the IDD population and building further health human resources (HHR) capacity across Ontario. Come and join our team!
This position is responsible for providing psychiatric/medical evaluation, diagnosis and medication management services in an outpatient clinic setting. The patient population are primarily adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), complex physical health and mental health issues, and behaviours that are challenging. It will involve interdisciplinary work with other specialists in IDD, and other health professionals from Surrey Place. This position will report to the Chief of Medical Staff and the Psychiatrist in Chief at Surrey Place.
- Assessment and management of mental health issues in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through virtual and in person consultation
- Consultation/clinical support availability to Surrey Place and Community staff
- Provide clinical leadership to outpatient service.
- Clinical administrative activities
- Provide clinical leadership and be an educational resource to the interdisciplinary team.
- Participate in healthcare professional education opportunities (undergraduate, postgraduate and lifelong learning as part of the inter-professional team role)
- Collaboration with physician colleagues regarding clerk and resident training and supervision.
- Mentoring primary care physicians in a shared care model to provide care for adults with IDD
- Advocating and building capacity in regional Family Health Teams, Community Health Centres, Hospitals and Ontario Health Teams, and interested family practice units
- Certified or eligible for certification by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) or have comparable qualifications with a speciality certification in psychiatry or equivalent designation.
- Hold an MD, MBBS or the equivalent and will have advanced training and experience in adult psychiatry beyond residency.
- At least 2 years’ experience as a practicing psychiatrist physician working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- The successful candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto.
- Superior relationship building ability and leadership in fostering a positive and supportive organizational culture.
- Ability to bring teams together in a collaborative manner and support on-going cohesiveness in a complex and dynamic environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral, communication skills when interacting with clients, staff, community members.
- Effective organizational, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Experience working with culturally diverse and marginalized populations.
- Demonstrated experience in program leadership and development.
- Able to communicate proficiently in English. Proficiency in communicating in a second language is an asset
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening)
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Other relevant information:
- Renumeration will be from clinical OHIP Billings and a stipend for time needed for clinical non OHIP billable and capacity building activities.
- The successful candidate will require an appointment at the University of Toronto. If the candidate currently is not appointed, they will be required to apply.
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do and share our organizational values. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and resume with the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Alvin Loh, Medical Chief of Staff, Surrey Place, 2 Surrey Place, Toronto, ON M5S 2C2, 416 925 5141 x2335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.