University of Alberta

Child Psychiatrists

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

Competition No.  -    A106019450
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Child Psychiatrists – Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone

Alberta Health Services, Department of Addiction & Mental Health in partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, is inviting applications from psychiatrists with expertise in Child Psychiatry.

Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only province-wide health service provider, providing care for more than 3 million people. Our partnership together with the Alberta Government’s recent investment of more than $50 million in Child Mental Health has provided for significant innovations in our approach to the care we provide. Our multi-disciplinary teams consisting of nursing, psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, education, and speech language pathology provide education and assistance for more than 1.2 million people in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

Current opportunities exist in the following areas:

  • Community Clinics

The successful applicant will provide clinical expertise in the Community Clinics in the Edmonton Zone. The major clinic, at Northgate Health Centre, admits over 150 new patients per month. Ten mental health therapists provide comprehensive supports and services for children, aged 5-17 and their care-givers. The Child Psychiatrist provides leadership for the multi-disciplinary team, by supporting case conferences, case reviews and performing individual patient assessment and treatments, and parenting programs, as indicated.

  • Consultation Liason at Stollery Children’s Hospital

The successful applicant will provide consultation services to pediatric inpatients and outpatients at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and participate in the on-call rotation. The Stollery cares for children from northern and central Alberta, as well as parts of Saskatchewan, North West Territories and Northern BC. Highly-skilled child health professionals from around the world have made the Stollery Children's Hospital, located within the University of Alberta Hospital, a well-recognized centre for specialized pediatric services. The Stollery is Western Canada's referral centre for pediatric cardiac surgery and national leader in organ transplantation.

  • School-based prevention and intervention services

There are over 30 psychologists, social workers, nurses and occupational therapists funded by Student Health Partnership working in Edmonton Zone schools. While based out of one of our community mental health clinics, the successful applicant will provide consultation and clinical supervision for these clinical school staff. Additionally, this individual will assess and commence treatment for some of the students identified in the school programs and liaise with their family physician or pediatrician for ongoing care.

  • Learning and Development Clinic

The successful applicant will provide clinical expertise in the Learning and Development Program based primarily in the East Edmonton Health Center. This is a multi-disciplinary program focusing on children with both developmental learning difficulties and mental health concerns. The multidisciplinary team consists of psychologists, social workers, clinic nurse coordinators, child psychiatrists and pediatricians providing a holistic approach.

An interest in education of trainees and students is highly desirable as the successful candidate is expected to apply for an Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.

Candidates must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry, and have additional certification or experience in Child Psychiatry. S/he must also be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

To apply, qualified candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with the names of three references to:

Dr. Vinesh Gupta
Section Head, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Director, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Alberta
Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Turningpoint Program

E mail:

Phone: 780-342-5590

Fax: 780-342-5595

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

The University of Alberta 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 men and women, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply


(780) 342-5595

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.