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Interior Health Authority


Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops


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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

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 of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • 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: Service Contract; Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions
  • Estimated Gross Income: $250,000 - $400,000, plus MOCAP level 2
  • Overhead costs associated with private practice only
  • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)

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! Email CV to

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Interior Health Authority
Physician Recruitment
Posting Date: 29-Nov-2017Psychiatry Permanent, Practicing physician 1 ASAP
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