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Interior Health

Addictions Psychiatrist

Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops

PSY-842 -1514190

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Interior Health

Job Description

Exceptional opportunity for a Psychiatrist with adult addictions subspecialty to come and join the psychiatry team at Royal Inland Hospital. 

The primary focus of this position will be to provide clinical care and guidance in the area of substance use disorders. In this role you will assume care for new general adult patients admitted to the Psychiatry inpatient unit, as required. In addition, you will be involved with outpatient programs at our Mental Health and Substance Use Centre, primarily supporting the Alcohol & Drug program. This team provides care and support to patients who are in all stages of addressing Substance Use Disorders, through individual and group modalities. Kamloops sees a high volume of substance-related presentations. This position requires active staff privileges at RIH and you will be the Most Responsible Physician when your patients are admitted to hospital. Participation in the general on call schedule is mandatory.

The growth of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program provides exciting opportunities for academic and research involvement. Discover the rewards of clinical teaching with medical students and residents of the UBC Southern Medical Program.  

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.


  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) in Psychiatry
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in Addictions psychiatry

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: 1:10


  • Payment Structure: Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions
  • Estimated Gross Income: $250,000 - $400,000, plus MOCAP level 2
  • Overhead costs associated with private practice only

Additional Incentives:

  • 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 90,000, 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.

We are excited to add passionate and hardworking experienced candidates to our team at RIH. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! 

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Interior Health
Physician Recruitment
Posting Date: 01-Jul-2017Academic Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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