Specialty Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

With a changing demographic there is a need for two more physiatrists to join in specialty practice in Kamloops at Royal Inland Hospital. Royal Inland Hospital is a 239 bed Level II Trauma Centre and the third busiest in BC! The hospital provides tertiary rehab services in both highly developed inpatient and outpatient services across the spectrum of rehab services including specialized Hand Therapy, Wounds, Trauma, Amputee, Musculoskeletal, Rheumatologic, Stroke, Neurologic, and Work re-entry programs. There are 18 designated Rehabilitation beds, 4 Stroke Unit beds, and 9 transitional beds co-located on one hospital floor adapted to rehabilitation goals. There is a also a fully developed Electrodiagnostic laboratory. Well-formed interdisciplinary teams are functioning at a high standard and there are crest of the wave developments in Stroke Rehab with designated unit developing programs to meet the Canadian Stroke Initiative accreditations.

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.

Kamloops is a vibrant city, located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, with an immediate population of approximately 86,000 and a medical catchment population of approximately 250,000.

Set on a vast and rugged landscape, with eight beautiful provincial parks, and more than 100 lakes it is an ideal setting for fishing, kayaking, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Award winning mountain biking is available at Sun Peaks Resort Bike Park and the Tobiano golf course is ranked as one of Canada’s best. Winter brings the opportunity for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and ice-skating, or just 45 minutes out of town Sun Peaks Four Season Resort offers the best skiing and snowboarding in the area.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Private practice fees vary depending on practice volume. Average Physiatry fees range from 160,000 - 300,000 per annum (BCMA section data)

Benefits and Incentives

Relocation Funding Available
$10K maximum or $15K maximum if over 3,000 km's/international with receipts and where eligible
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Kamloops

Kamloops is a vibrant city set on a vast landscape of sandstone canyons, grasslands and evergreen timberlands. Here you can enjoy all the amenities of a big city, while having eight provincial parks at your door step. Kamloops takes pride in its arts community and First Nations culture, represented in sites throughout the city, theatre events and music festivals. Come play a round at Tobiano golf course, spend the day fishing and kayaking or head up to Sun Peaks Four Season Resort for world class mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding. Blue skies with endless sunshine, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops region the natural place to work and play.

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