Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

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. 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.

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

Clinic Details — Royal Inland Hospital:

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 Trombolysis, 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.

Practice Details:

Excellent opportunity for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join the expanding Psychiatry department at Royal Inland Hospital in beautiful Kamloops. Discover the rewards of career satisfaction working within a strong culture of teamwork while delivering excellence in care! In this position you will be part of a team of dedicated psychiatrists providing inpatient and outpatient child and youth mental health services within the hospital and the steadily expanding local community.

Hospital work would involve psychiatric assessment and treatment of patients up to and including 18 years of age, who are usually admitted through the Emergency Department. This service is supported by a Youth Crisis worker and a Mental Health Liaison worker to assist with access to community-based programs.

Community work would involve supporting family physicians, pediatricians, and child & youth mental health services. A collaborative program exists to serve the needs of youth in transition to adulthood. Subspecialty areas include eating disorders and substance use disorders.

Duties will include, but not be limited to, patient assessment and treatment, collaboration with clinicians and managers, and assistance with the development and maintenance of appropriate programs, policies, and procedures. You will have active staff privileges at RIH and be the Most Responsible Physician when your patients are admitted to hospital. You will assume care for a portion of new child & youth psychiatric admissions. Participation in the general on call schedule is expected.

This role also offers teaching opportunities to medical students and residents as RIH is affiliated with UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program.

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

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Combination
Estimated Remuneration
$250,000 - $400,000, plus MOCAP level 2
Physician Overhead
No overhead cost

Benefits and Incentives

Relocation Funding Available
$10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)
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Live and work in BC

Kamloops

Kamloops is located in a scenic valley in BC’s Thompson Okanagan Region at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Residents of this dynamic and growing community enjoy a unique combination of urban amenities and stunning natural surroundings. Kamloops boasts a wild west history that includes the fur trade, the gold rush, and cattle ranching. Recreational amenities include everything from an art gallery and museum to several golf courses and numerous parks. Fishing, water sports, skiing, and mountain biking are among the numerous leisure pursuits enjoyed by residents.

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