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Interior Health

Psychiatrist

Canada-British Columbia-Penticton

PSY-1290-1508360

Company Information

Interior Health is one of six publicly funded health authorities in British Columbia. With more than 19,000 employees and nearly 1,500 physicians on our team, we are developing the future of health care through innovation and professional development. 

Located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, our beautiful region includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, and Vernon along with a multitude of rural communities such as Cranbrook, Golden, Ashcroft, and 100 Mile House. Interior Health is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our citizens with staff and physicians who are committed to teamwork and high quality patient care – all playing an important part in our vision to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of British Columbia.


Job Description

Fantastic opportunity for a Psychiatrist looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where the lifestyle opportunities are endless! Come and join us at Penticton Regional Hospital!

You will be part of our dedicated team of 6 psychiatrists providing the most up to date, comprehensive, quality client centred care to individuals and their families. The 16 bed Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (IPU) offers Acute Mental Health and Substance Use services in a safe, secure and accessible facility for the South Okanagan region. In addition to Inpatient services, our well established integrated Mental Health programs include Short Term Counseling, Community Case Management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Physical Activation, Anxiety and Depression, DBT groups, as well as Seniors Mental Health and Rural Outreach. Enjoy a diverse practice supported by a collaborative and experienced group of caring inter-disciplinary professionals; this team truly creates the work environment you have longed for! In addition, in this position you have the opportunity to teach medical students and participate in quality improvement and program development activities. The current call requirement is approximately 1: 5 to 6 days and rotating weekends and is remunerated at MOCAP Level 2. In addition to general psychiatry, applicants with interest in child and youth psychiatry would be welcomed.

The Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 134-bed Acute Care facility in the Okanagan Health Service Area and responsible for providing core medical and surgical specialty services to surrounding population of approximately 90,000 people.
 
PRH offers 24-hour Emergency and Trauma Services, Acute Services, Ambulatory and Out-patient Clinics, and Diagnostic/Paramedical Services.
 
As a regional facility and secondary referral centre for the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley, you will be joining an excellent complement of medical and surgical specialists.  Excellent radiology availability with on site Computed Tomography (CT) and part time Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI).  PRH has a seven-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
 
PRH also serves as the referral base for hematology/transfusion medicine for the smaller local hospitals in Oliver and Princeton.
 
PRH is scheduled for expansion with a new Patient Care Tower.  Phase one will include the construction of a new patient care tower with a new ambulatory care centre, surgical services center, 84 medical/surgical inpatients beds in single patient rooms, a new medical device reprocessing unit and space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine Program.  Phase two will involve the renovation in the current hospital to allow the expansion of the emergency department four times its current size.
 
Qualifications:
  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: Approx. 1:5-6 and rotating weekends
Compensation:
  • Payment Structure: Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions
  • Estimated Gross Income: $250,000-$400,000, plus MOCAP level 2
  • No overhead cost
  • Relocation incentive of up to $10,000 maximum or up to $15,000 for relocation over 3000kms/international with eligible receipts

Penticton, famous for its beaches, sports events, and healthy local food scene, it is the place where other people come for holidays. And now you have the opportunity to live here and call Penticton home. With one of the best year round climates in Canada and over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, it is easy to enjoy the two pristine lakes surrounded by tree lined mountains, acres of parks and wilderness trails perfect for swimming, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing – the list of world class recreation opportunities are endless! Penticton is a vibrant, innovative and adventurous waterfront city offering all the amenities of a larger urban centre yet preserving its small-town charm and warmth. Come experience this incredible lifestyle for yourself!

Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

Contact Information

Interior Health
http://www.betterhere.ca
Posting Date: 26-May-2017Psychiatry Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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