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High Priority

RSLP - Psychiatry Specialist needed for Cowichan District Hospital

Role and Facility Information

Total coverage 2 days hospital-based under the RSLP.

(0800) Saturday January 29, until (0800) Monday January 31, 2022.

The assignment ends January 31 at 08h00.


Coverage Information

Coverage Dates

Jan 29 2022 to Jan 31 2022
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
(0800) Saturday January 29, until (0800) Monday January 31, 2022.
The assignment ends January 31 at 08h00.

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

There are currently two full time psychiatrists practicing in the Cowichan Valley. The CDH ED is supported by an on call roster of community GPs.

Local Resources

X-ray, surgical services, lab services. There is a local MHSU team.

Emergency Framework

There is an ER at CDH and BC Ambulance provides service.

Call Expectations

Weekends from Friday at midnight to Sunday at midnight

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

No information specified.

EMR Information

EMR System

Cerner within hospital with dictation available to Island Health Psychiatrists

What training is provided for the EMR System

No information specified.

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Locums will be provided an introductory package but no formal welcome. Local Psychiatrists may provide some telephone support and local ER physicians have excellent community knowledge.


No information specified.

Social Involvement

No information specified.

Clinic Policy

No information specified.

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

Accommodation and car rental, if required, will be the responsibility of the Host physician or Health Authority for all ā€œCā€ and ā€œDā€ communities on the RSA Communities Designation list. LRBC will reimburse for travel to and from the locum community

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Personal vehicle is useful however the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System offers bus routes to Duncan & links with surrounding communities.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

6min drive - 2.2km

Community Centre

Cowichan has a number of community amenities however given the current pandemic many are closed. Local resources will be happy to provide current information.

Other Closest Amenities

Restaurants, Banking, Post Office & Outdoor Activities. Duncan is a medium sized community with access to most amenities a locum might wish to access over a weekend on call.