Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

Penticton, famous for its beaches, sports events, and healthy local food scene, it is the place where other people come for holidays. And now you have the opportunity to live here and call Penticton home. Penticton is a vibrant, innovative and adventurous waterfront city offering all the amenities of a larger urban centre yet preserving its small-town charm and warmth.

Hospital Details:

The Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 134-bed Acute Care facility in the Okanagan Health Service Area and responsible for providing core medical and surgical specialty services to surrounding population of approximately 90,000 people.

PRH offers 24-hour Emergency and Trauma Services, Acute Services, Ambulatory and Out-patient Clinics, and Diagnostic/Paramedical Services.

As a regional facility and secondary referral centre for the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley, you will be joining an excellent complement of medical and surgical specialists. Excellent radiology availability with on site Computed Tomography (CT) and part time Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI). PRH has a seven-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

PRH is scheduled for expansion with a new Patient Care Tower. Phase one will include the construction of a new patient care tower with a new ambulatory care centre, surgical services center, 84 medical/surgical inpatients beds in single patient rooms, a new medical device reprocessing unit and space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine Program. Phase two will involve the renovation in the current hospital to allow the expansion of the emergency department four times its current size.

Practice Details:

Excellent opportunity for Child and Youth Psychiatrists looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where the lifestyle opportunities are endless! Two positions available to come and join us at Penticton Regional Hospital!

You will be part of our dedicated team of 6 psychiatrists providing the most up to date, comprehensive, quality client centered care to individuals and their families. The 16 bed Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (IPU) offers Acute Mental Health and Substance Use services in a safe, secure and accessible facility for the South Okanagan region. In addition to Inpatient services, our well established integrated Adult Mental Health programs include Short Term Counseling, Community Case Management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Physical Activation, Anxiety and Depression, DBT groups, as well as Seniors Mental Health and Rural Outreach. Additionally, our community child and youth mental health program features individual counselling, group counselling, DBT program and integrated psychiatric services. Enjoy a diverse practice supported by a collaborative and experienced group of caring inter-disciplinary professionals; this team truly creates the work environment you have longed for! In addition, in this position you have the opportunity to teach medical students and participate in quality improvement and program development activities. The current call requirement is approximately 1: 5 to 6 days and rotating weekends and is remunerated at MOCAP Level 2. In addition to child and youth psychiatry, this position may also be involved with general psychiatry.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
$250,000- $400,000
Physician Overhead
No overhead cost

Benefits and Incentives

Relocation Funding Available
$10,000 or $15,000 if move is over 3,000km/international (with eligible receipts)
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Penticton is an innovative and adventurous waterfront city offering all the amenities of a larger urban centre while preserving its small-town charm and warmth. Here you can indulge in wineries, golf courses, and famous sandy beaches in the summer, and skiing and snowshoeing when the snow falls. Come experience this incredible lifestyle for yourself.

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