Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Clinic Details — East Kootenay Regional Hospital:

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook is a 77 bed regional referral centre, serving a catchment area of approximately 82,000 people in the East Kootenay. The facility offers 24/7 emergency services with 16 beds, a brand new state of the art 6 bed ICU and Medical Imaging provides mammography, CT, Ultrasound and newly added MRI and SPECT CT coming in fall 2021.

A full range of medical and surgical services is offered including Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Anesthesia, Radiology, Urology and Family Practice inpatient care service.

Practice Details:

In this position, you will join 3 psychiatrists to work with inpatients in EKH’s 11 bed psychiatry unit, as well as outpatient, community, outreach & substance use services. You will also provide consults to the medical/surgical units, the ER and outreach services to rural remote locations.

Working collaboratively with our clinical teams and aboriginal partners, you will enjoy a busy and challenging diverse general practice including; chronic and persistent illness, full spectrum of substance use disorder and a broad range of integrated mental health programs. You can change the outcome of peoples’ lives – you will have a substantial impact on the lives in the area. You will be part of a developing team – do you have special interests that you want to pursue? Tell us and we will do whatever we can to support your passion.

You can help develop the program – look into the future and help us design the programs for Mental HEALTH outcomes!

Do you care about making an impact on people’s outcomes? What is your WHY?? We want to hear from you – we won’t tell you what the opportunity is – we would rather hear from you how we can develop a better team.

Psychiatrists with an interest in Child & Youth or ECT would also be welcomed.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions - $400,000 - $600,000/year, plus MOCAP level 2
Physician Overhead
No overhead cost

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 based on move location.
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
CME funding: Up to 2 years $1,800; In 3rd & 4th year $4,800; after 4 years $7,800 Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs. **Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.**

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Boasting the most sunshine in British Columbia, Cranbrook is a thriving city with an idyllic climate that is perfect for outdoor adventure. Here you can ski, hike or cycle the local trails, play a round of golf; or relax on one of the many lakes only minutes from the city. For more urban pursuits, Cranbrook offers shopping, cafés, sports arenas and a lively arts and cultural community. With Cranbrook’s magnificent scenery, friendly people, and abundant activities, it is a great place to live, work and play.

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