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1- Neuropsychiatrist

The Functional Neurological Disorders  (FND) Program Society, a non-profit organization, is seeking to support the practice of a neuropsychiatrist or an adult psychiatrist with interest in neuropsychiatry to join our effort in helping patients with Functional Neurological Disorder. We are a mixed multidisciplinary-community team for patients with Functional Conditions. Our Society is striving to develop and support a model of care for patients with FND based on a balance of therapy and rehabilitation, driven by genuine care and humane support.

This is a unique practice opportunity for the right candidate, whose attributes include community giving, advocacy and readiness for charitable work. The offices of the FND Program Society reside in James Bay on the Inner Harbour of Victoria, British Columbia.  The primary focus is providing treatment and support for patients with functional conditions and their families. You will be supported by our multidisciplinary team, while you provide a high standard of specialized care to patients with FND. As a clinician, you are well versed in the new model of Functional Neurological Disorder, and well acquainted with research utilizing this model. Your services will include assessment, interdisciplinary consultations, family meetings, group therapies, case conferences, research, and collaboration with community agencies. You will be expected to promote FND knowledge and provide educational activities to members of the public and extensive education to clinicians in other communities.

FND Program Society was formed in December 2019 by a group of professionals in the field of Functional Neurological Disorder, and is supported by members of the public.  As this is a new endeavour, we welcome applications only from those with the right level of enthusiasm and motivation to engage in shaping the future of FND care. We are in communication and collaboration with many of the leading authorities and organizations in the field of FND, with the sole objective of progressing services for patients with FND. As a team we all fully subscribed to an approach of unconditional community giving. As such, this opportunity will be much more demanding than career options offered by other providers in the area. Depending on your pattern of practice, it may be less financially rewarding, but professionally more fulfilling.

Victoria is the capital city of the province of British Columbia, a focus of natural beauty and culture, with unique demographics and a range of world-class services, including healthcare. The city offers remarkable career opportunities for physicians in many specialties. These opportunities may be suitable for those applicants for whom this job does not match skills, interests or aspirations. We hope to see richer services for all patients in our community. We acknowledge that our very specific and stringent requirements will make this opportunity suitable only for a very few capable clinicians. We most gratefuly welcome all other suitable clinicians with interest in FND and FND research to collaborate with our group members to the limits of their interest and abilities.

Qualifications, Education and Skills

License: Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License, or eligible for licensure in BC.

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA): Mandatory

Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC): Acheived or Eligible

Certification or Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry: Preferred

To contact us regarding this opportunity, please write to admin@fndprogram.ca

 

2- Mediator

The Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) Program Society, a non-profit organization, is seeking a professional with experience in interpersonal mediation processes to join our effort in helping patients with Functional Neurological Disorder. We are a mixed multidisciplinary-community team for patients with Functional Conditions. Our Society is striving to develop and support a model of care for patients with FND based on a balance of therapy and rehabilitation and driven by genuine care and humane support.

You will be joining our team in a consultative capacity. We are working on developing some guidelines for interpersonal communication with FND patients; we are especially focused on the process of delivering the diagnosis of FND to these patients. Our team is rich with mental health expertise, including expertise from the fields of psychiatry, psychology and counselling. We are hopeful of enriching our team with the advice of professionals with experience in practical interpersonal communication. The primary focus is to support our team in developing some guidelines for communication with patients with FND. Research advises that patients with FND have a long history of dealing with being misunderstood by their clinicians. Research also advises us that there are some limitations in clinicians ability to deliver and explain the diagnosis of FND to patients and families.  

You will be working with our multidisciplinary team, on a part-time consultation basis, to advise on developing protocols for communication with patients with FND. The outcome of this work will be disseminated to interested FND clinicians everywhere as one of the charitable ventures of this society.

FND Program Society was formed in December 2019 by a group of professionals in the field of Functional Neurological Disorder and is supported by members of the public. As this is a new endeavour, we welcome applications only from those with the right level of enthusiasm and motivation to engage in shaping the future of FND care. We are in communication and collaboration with many of the leading authorities and organizations in the field of FND, with the sole objective of progressing services for patients with FND. As a team, we all fully subscribe to an approach of unconditional community giving. As such, this opportunity may be less financially rewarding than other opportunities in the same field, but more fulfilling for the right person.

Suitable candidates need not be residents of the city of Victoria. Work required can be done remotely.

Qualifications, Education and Skills

A professional with qualifications in legal mediation, interpersonal communication or ADR, with prior experience in healthcare, preferably in patient advocacy, patient representation or patients quality councils.

To contact us regarding this opportunity, please write to admin@fndprogram.ca