Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Geriatric Psychiatry

Role and Facility Information

Penticton:

Flanked by tree trimmed mountain slopes, dramatic clay cliffs and Okanagan and Skaha Lake, Penticton is one of the larger cities in the BC interior. Its lush surroundings and ideal climate, with over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, combine to create a paradise. Indulge in, wineries, golf courses, and famous sandy beaches in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing when the snow falls. 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. With an array of fine dining, shops, recreational facilities and local vendors and agriculturalists at its weekly farmer’s market, Penticton has it all. Come experience this incredible lifestyle for yourself

Clinic Details — Penticton Regional Hospital:

The Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 158-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 also serves as the referral base for hematology/transfusion medicine for the smaller local hospitals in Oliver and Princeton.

In April 2019 PRH opened phase one of the David E. Kampe Tower (DKT), a new, state of the art Patient Care Tower. DKT includes a brand 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 is set to be completed in December 2021 and 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 a Geriatric Psychiatrist to join the Psychiatry department at Penticton Regional Hospital. If you are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting with an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative team where the lifestyle opportunities are endless, look no further. Come to Penticton and discover the rewards of career satisfaction working within a strong culture of teamwork while delivering excellence in care!

Our team of 6 dedicated psychiatrists work collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary teams in acute and community to provide a continuum of care across community and acute services. The South Okanagan region extends from Penticton to Osoyoos. As a member of the team you will be providing geriatric inpatient management within the acute care setting including the 16 bed psychiatric unit and psychiatric consults to medical/surgical units and the emergency department at PRH. In the community you will be an integral member of the seniors mental health community team and provide outreach to primary and community residential care. For those interested, there may also be opportunities with developmental disability mental health services and/or opportunities for collaborative work with tertiary geriatric care.

In this role you will also enjoy teaching opportunities with medical students as PRH is affiliated with UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program. Participation in the general on call schedule is expected.

For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.

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

Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Combination
Estimated Remuneration
$300,000 - $450,000, plus MOCAP level 2
Physician Overhead
Overhead costs associated with private practice only

Benefits and Incentives

Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 * Relocation Assistance is applicable for 1.0 FTE positions and is based on move location (with eligible receipts). Part-time opportunities may be eligible for a pro-rated reimbursement, please discuss with your IH Medical Staff Recruiter *Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*

Live and work in BC

Penticton

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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