Psychiatrist - General Adult


Cranbrook, situated in the stunning Kootenay region of British Columbia, offers a lifestyle rich with cultural and outdoor adventures, backed by a strong sense of community. This unique place isn't merely a location but a setting where dreams flourish, and life brims with possibilities.

The landscape around Cranbrook is a playground for the active soul, with Wasa and Moyie Lakes for water enthusiasts, and the St. Mary River providing a scenic route for canoeing and kayaking. The nearby mountains offer trails for hiking, biking, and rock climbing, while winter brings skiing and snowboarding adventures along the Powder Highway.

Cranbrook’s cultural life pulses with energy, from local art galleries and performances to unique brewpubs and cafés. The community is engaging, offering events and activities that welcome newcomers and integrate them into the local fabric.

Families benefit from Cranbrook’s reputable K-12 education system, including public and private schools. Newcomers find a warm welcome through various events and volunteer opportunities, with housing options ranging from affordable single-family homes to condos and townhouses, catering to diverse preferences.

Embrace a lifestyle where breathtaking scenery and plentiful activities integrate seamlessly with a warm, welcoming community. This singular blend makes Cranbrook make it an unparalleled place to call home.

Practice Details:

Shape the future of healthcare in Cranbrook at East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH), where your expertise and compassion will significantly impact patient care. Join a dynamic mental health team extending services from inpatient and outpatient settings to community-driven initiatives and Indigenous collaborations, embodying a holistic approach to wellness.

In our 12-bed inpatient unit, outpatient clinic, and through consultations in medical, surgical units, and the ER, you'll provide comprehensive care. Beyond the hospital, your efforts will enhance mental health access in the rural East Kootenays, pioneering innovative treatment with our clinical teams and Indigenous partners.

This role is rich with opportunities to address chronic conditions, substance use disorders, and lead mental health strategies, offering a special welcome to those interested in ECT. Here, you're positioned to effect substantial change and uplift regional lives.

At EKRH, we're committed to your growth, fostering work-life balance, continuous learning, and career advancement within a supportive community. You'll engage in ongoing education and professional development opportunities, equipping you with the tools to excel and bring innovative practices to your field.

Practicing here transcends the conventional job experience; you're joining a team deeply committed to enhancing public health. In this role, your desire to make a meaningful difference complements our nurturing environment, leading to a career filled with satisfaction, advancement, and the chance to influence both your professional trajectory and the well-being of the community we support.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you’re an empathetic and insightful psychiatrist, elevate your career at East Kootenay Regional Hospital, where your expertise can change lives. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to Physician Recruitment today. It's better here!

Are you interested in practicing at EKRH, but prefer part-time hours? We welcome your preference for balance and flexibility! We recognize the vital role of talented psychiatrists, even on a part-time basis.

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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.

Call Schedule:

Hours of work: We want you to love life in and outside work, and we'll do our best to promote your work-life balance.
On call requirements: We offer flexible on-call commitments, providing an opportunity for a customized and balanced approach.

Estimated Gross Income

As a psychiatrist in Cranbrook, you can expect total compensation between $400,000-600,000, through fee-for-service billings, sessional contracts and MOCAP level 2.

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $20,000, prorated for physicians working less than full time.
Relocation: $9,000 for moves within BC, $12,000 for moves within Canada, and $15,000 for those relocating from outside Canada.
Fee premium: 14%
Annual retention fee: $21,696
RCME funding: $1,800 for up to 2 years in Cranbrook, $4,800 during your 3rd and 4th year, and $7,800 after 4 years, in addition to the Doctors of BC CME funds.

Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at the time of offer.

East Kootenay Regional Hospital:

Join us at East Kootenay Regional Hospital, an 80-bed regional referral centre serving approximately 82,000 individuals in the beautiful East Kootenay region of BC.

Our 24/7 emergency and trauma services feature a 16-bed unit and a 6-bed ICU. Our high-acuity-response-team provides mobile critical care to stabilize and transfer rural patients.

The hospital includes a level 3 lab with new PCR and MALDI/TOF machines, plus new MRI, SPECT CT, and upcoming CT scanners in the radiology department. Construction is also underway for a new NICU, renovated ER triage, and oncology and renal departments.

With our dedicated team, you’ll find top-notch care across our comprehensive range of services: internal medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, pathology, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesia, radiology, urology, and family practice inpatient care.

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