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Forensic Psychiatrist

Contract Type: 

MD3 Medical Officer 3
Department of Health, Seniors, and Active Living
Selkirk Mental Health Centre
Advertisement Number:  32857
Salary(s):   MD3 $252,017.00 - $273,672.00 per year Plus $46,246 Annual Qualification Pay, if applicable.
Closing Date:   June 30, 2017
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Manitoba Health is seeking a Forensic Psychiatrist to join their Medical Services Team at Selkirk Mental Health Centre (SMHC). SMHC is a 252-bed facility that provides specialized inpatient mental health and acquired brain injury treatment and rehabilitation services to residents of Manitoba whose challenging needs cannot be met elsewhere in the provincial health care system. Services are provided by multidisciplinary teams through five specialized inpatient programs which include: Acute, Rehabilitation, Geriatric, Acquired Brain Injury, and the Forensic Program. The Forensic program is an 18 bed unit that offers an integrated and comprehensive range of forensic mental health services for individuals who have been deemed, by virtue of their legal status and psychiatric condition, to require long term psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation in a secure facility. The goal is to provide services that are aimed at rehabilitation and safe reintegration into the community.

The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Licensure in good standing by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, and certified in psychiatry with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Physicians licensed to practice psychiatry in other Canadian jurisdictions must be eligible for licensure in Manitoba. 
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. 
  • Satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check.



  • Experience in forensic psychiatry examination, assessment, diagnosis and treatment options for individuals experiencing mental illnesses. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and neurology.
  • Knowledge of current theories, practices issues and community needs in the field of mental health. 
  • Knowledge of medications and their effects on physical and psychological disorders and the ability to prescribe appropriate medications for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for the purpose of building relationships and working cooperatively and respectfully in a multi-disciplinary team environment. 
  • Excellent written communication skills for the purpose of preparing reports, referral letters, discharge summaries, directives and memos. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills for the purpose of effectively presenting complex, controversial or sensitive information to various stakeholders including the Mental Health Review Board and the Criminal Code Review Board.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively deal with deadlines and competing demands.
  • Ability to utilize appropriate psychiatric treatments, and to communicate the treatments to patients' relatives, staff, medical and other professionals and stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using clinical information management systems (e.g. electronic patient chart).



  • Fellowship in Forensic psychiatry or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


The Forensic Psychiatrist is responsible for providing continuing, comprehensive psychiatric care to forensic inpatients at SMHC as a member of an interdisciplinary team and provides admission, examination, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge management of patients requiring forensic care at SMHC.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 32857

Civil Service Commission

Human Resource Services

608-330 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4

Phone:  204-945-4394

Fax:  204-948-2193

Email:  govjobs@gov.mb.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Employer Company: 
Manitoba Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living

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