Family Physician - Mental Health & Addictions


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!

Practice Details:

Exceptional part time opportunity for a Family Practice Physician with additional experience and training in addiction medicine to join the mental health team at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH). Apply today and be part of the future planning and decisions for the Addiction Medicine services at Penticton Regional Hospital!

The primary focus of this position will support the Emergency Department and Inpatient units throughout Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) in assessments, managing withdrawal and treatment related to substance use. You would work closely with the Substance Use connections team within the hospital to treat and support patients presenting with substance use disorder.
The consultation service scope includes the follow:
• Alcohol Use Disorder
• Opioid Use Disorder
• Polysubstance Use Disorder
• Concurrent Disorder
• Opioid Agonist Therapy
• Substance use withdrawal management
• Work with the Substance Use Connections team to support discharge planning

PRH is also a teaching hospital academically affiliated with the University of British Columbia’s Southern Medical Program. There are exciting opportunities for academic and research involvement. Discover the rewards of clinical teaching with medical students and residents of the UBC Southern Medical Program.

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.

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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.

  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association coverage is mandatory; BCCSU Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (or equivalent); Preference given to someone with ISAM (International Society of Addiction) certification and/or certificate of added competence in addiction medicine from the College of Family Physicians; Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License - Full.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Negotiable
On call requirements: Not required

Estimated Gross Income


Penticton Regional Hospital:

The Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 158-bed Acute Care facility in the Interior Health Authority 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 a complement of excellent medical and surgical specialists with available on site Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine and Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI). PRH has a ten-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 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, completed in December 2021, includes the full renovation and expansion of the PRH Emergency Department including 2 new trauma bays, 12 acute care beds, 14 streaming rooms and chairs along with 2 consult rooms and 2 seclusion rooms.

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