Kamloops is a vibrant city of 100,000, at the northern extension of productive wine country in south central British Columbia. We sit in the middle of lakes, mountains, ski hills, and river systems. We enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, water sports, all right here in our backyard. Our community has an excellent educational system, organized sports, music and theatre. There are amenities not often found in smaller urban centres. University affiliations provide rejuvenation and an atmosphere to keep learning.
Locum location is Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in the Emergency Department and Acute Psychiatric Unit as well as Community MHSU Clinic Intake Program.
RIH has a 26-bed acute psychiatric unit and provides acute psychiatric services to a range of individuals and families from throughout the Interior Health West region. This unit accepts referrals from smaller regional hospitals, community mental health programs, primary care physicians and other departments of the hospital.
The Community MHSU Clinic is an Interior Health-funded mental health clinic that provides clinical services to people living in Kamloops and surrounding areas. The Clinic offers intake services as well as clinical care through multiple clinic programs including, Substance Use, Early Psychosis, ACT, Intensive Case Management, Seniors Mental Health, Counselling, and Treatment Support and Rehabilitation. There are also Telehealth opportunities to our more rural communities to provide consultation to the local general practitioners.
This 3-month LOCUM position is in general psychiatry and is divided amongst two sites: RIH (80%) and Community MHSU Clinic (20%). This position provides an opportunity to work in two dynamic programs, providing inpatient care to individuals and their families as well as outpatient consultation. You would work with Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Physicians, and others to provide the most client-centred, comprehensive care possible. You would have access to a range of medical specialists. Both programs offer the opportunity to teach medical students and family practice residents and to participate in quality improvement and program development activities. Teaching is an option given that the candidate already has an appointment through UBC Department of Psychiatry. Applicants interested in less than a full-time locum position should still apply.
** This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
Doctorate in Medicine
Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License (Full)
Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
Fee for Service & Sessions
Royal Inland Hospital:
The Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is a 273-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 and Level 1 Trauma Centres, RIH receives over 250 major trauma and 72,000 ED visits per year.
The Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower opened at RIH in the summer of 2022. Among other services, the tower includes child and adolescent mental-health and substance-use inpatient unit as well as a 30 bed general psychiatric unit (20 general and 10 high observation beds and 3 seclusion beds).