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Interior Health

Medical Director & Dept Head, Internal Medicine

Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops

RIH IM DH-1508636

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Interior Health is one of six publicly funded health authorities in British Columbia. With more than 19,000 employees and nearly 1,600 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

Leadership opportunity now available to join our Interior Health team as Medical Director and Department Head of Internal Medicine at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops; discover the rewards of career satisfaction and enjoy the lifestyle Kamloops has to offer!

In the role of Medical Director, Internal Medicine you will be a physician administrator and leader who works to achieve a collaborative working relationship between physicians and administration based on the IH vision, mission and goals as they relate to the delivery of medical services. Reporting through the site Chief of Staff to the Executive Medical Director for the site you will work with medical-staff colleagues and site leadership in areas supported by the Department of Medicine physicians, to optimize access to safe, efficient, high-quality medical and clinical services as well as be accountable to ensure alignment of planning and practice with provincial and IHA-wide priorities and strategies.

In the role of Internal Medicine Department Head, you will be responsible for the organization and management of the medical staff within the department. You will lead the ongoing growth and development of the Department as the tertiary referral centre and hub for patient focused specialized medical services for all the communities of the Thompson, Shuswap and Southern Cariboo regions of BC. You will encourage innovation in the development of medical services both within the Department and across the geography of the Interior of BC. You will ensure excellence in clinical practice and promote standards of quality and conduct that reflect Interior Health’s Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Policies. You will show leadership in all academic matters within the Department, fostering collaboration with UBC academic professionals to ensure that education and research objectives are developed according to Master Affiliation Agreement and to encourage teaching and research within the Department.

Ideally the roles will be combined with one successful candidate in a full time position however candidates may also be considered separately for each part time role. Both positions requires fixed (dedicated) and variable (flexible) time to meet specific deliverables based on the requirements for site specific medical services and are 3 year term renewable by mutual agreement between the agency and the individual.

This is an exciting time to lead and implement a new vision for Medicine at RIH as the site opened a new Clinical Services Building in 2016, and is anticipating another expansion with the addition of a Patient Care Tower to be open to patients in 2022.

The Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is a 246-bed facility that serves as the referral centre for approximately 250,000 people, and is located in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Area. As one of two Interior Health tertiary referral hospitals, RIH is a no refusal centre with an Emergency Department that receives over 250 major trauma and 62,000 visits per year.
Kamloops offers high-level, specialty medical care including core physician specialties, 24-hour Emergency and Trauma Services, Ambulatory and Outpatient Clinics, and Diagnostic Services. Specialty services include Acute Inpatient Psychiatry, Tertiary Inpatient and Community Psychiatric Services, non-interventional Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Gastroenterology and others. Support services include: a full complement of diagnostic equipment, a Clinical Neurophysiology Lab and Sleep Lab, 1.5T MRI, and CT scan, and Echocardiography. RIH also features TPA Stroke, Stroke Thrombolysis, and provincial Tertiary Neuropsychiatry Programs. RIH is the regional base for the six-person, 24-hour High Acuity Response Team (HART) that is utilized in remote emergency transport situations. Surgical services include General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and 24/7 Anesthesia coverage.
  • Fellow of 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: N/A
  • Payment Structure: Service Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income: Competitive
  • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)
Kamloops is a vibrant city of 86,000, set on a vast and rugged landscape of sandstone canyons, grasslands and evergreen timberlands. Famous for its’ hospitality and known as the Tournament Capital of Canada, Kamloops offers all the amenities of a big city; first class accommodations and dining, a lively downtown district, modern shops, full range of businesses and wonderful recreation facilities. Kamloops also takes pride in its vibrant arts community and its First Nations culture, represented in various cultural sites throughout the city, and in theatre and music festivals and events held annually.

With eight beautiful provincial parks and more than 100 lakes it is an ideal setting for fishing, kayaking, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and camping.  Or play at round at Tobiano golf course, ranked as one of Canada’s best!   In the winter, fun and adventure awaits you with the opportunity for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and ice-skating, or just an easy 45 minute drive away, Sun Peaks Four Season Resort offers the best skiing and snowboarding in the area.

Blue skies, endless sunshine, spectacular landscapes and friendly, welcoming people make Kamloops the natural place to call home and experience life to the fullest.

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

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Interior Health
Posting Date: 25-Aug-2017Internal Medicine/Internist Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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