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Interior Health

Psychiatrist

Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops

TERPSY-1970-1508638

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

Two opportunities are available, part time or full time as desired!

Our full time position works approximately 3.5 days per week for South Hills and the remaining time spent in the community mental health setting with the successful applicant working in the areas of need within community psychiatry, based on their professional qualifications and areas of interest and expertise.

South Hills has 40 beds, with each of two psychiatrists covering 20 of those beds. The tertiary psychiatric team in Kamloops consists of 7 psychiatrists who cover each other for vacations and other leaves as necessary. There are multiple opportunities to join existing private offices in the community as well as Community Mental Health including opportunity for Geriatric and Addictions work.

On call services are provided by a group of family physicians. Admissions are elective and occur on a planned basis given the distance that patients may have to travel to attend the Centre.

South Hills (SHCPR) is a community based inpatient tertiary centre for psychosocial rehabilitation that along with Hillside Centre forms the hospital like services provided as part of the tertiary mental health system for the Interior Health Authority.  As such SHCPR provides intensive rehabilitation for patients from throughout the southern interior of BC, working collaboratively with community partners throughout the region. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team in a residential setting providing longer term stabilization and recovery oriented care for its clients.
The general hospital in Kamloops is the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH).  RIH is one of the two tertiary general hospitals for IHA and 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, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and CT scan, and Echocardiography. RIH also features TPA Stroke, Stroke Research, 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. Members of the Department of Anesthesia provide Anesthesia services to seven elective operating rooms, labor and delivery, a 24/7 emergency operating room and an additional, contracted, four hour evening emergency room.

Qualifications:
 
  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full Time or Part Time
  • On call requirements: N/A
Compensation:
  • Payment Structure: Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions
  • Estimated Gross Income: $250,000 -$400,000
  • Overhead costs associated with private practice only
  • Relocation assistance to a maximum of $10,000 or up to $15,000 if over 3000kms/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!


Contact Information

Interior Health
http://www.betterhere.ca
Posting Date: 25-Aug-2017Psychiatry Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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