Psychiatrist - General Adult

Williams Lake

Williams Lake is the largest city in the Cariboo-Chilcotin and growing! With a current population of 11,000 and surrounding population of 30,000 Williams Lake serves as a business, industrial, and service hub for outlying communities all while continuing to offer affordable housing prices. Located amidst sparkling lakes and rolling ranch land, all easy to enjoy as one of the sunniest places in the province, with roughly 314 sunny days each year. A recreation mecca with world-class mountain biking trails, hiking, fishing and three pristine golf courses plus incredible amenities including a university, regional airport and a newly renovated pool and fitness center. Enjoy a walk downtown amongst quaint shops, retail stores, art galleries, and a variety of tempting cuisines and the booming arts, culture, and heritage scene with live theatre and music performances. Creative communities are healthy communities, prosperous, and exciting places to live, come join us in Williams Lake!

Practice Details:

Fantastic opportunity for an Adult Psychiatrist in a welcoming rural community setting with terrific lifestyle opportunities! Join a collaborative mental health team, community general practitioners, and a child psychiatrist—all committed to developing innovative approaches to meet needs for psychiatric services across the lifespan. Work is underway for expansion at CMH to include an 8 bed inpatient psychiatry unit, scheduled to open in 2024. Come be a part of the excitement!

This is a new position so you can tailor your practice to your specific interests. Your income would be primarily fee for service. Some sessions are available. And no overhead! Your office will be in the mental health facility which is managed by Interior Health. Your team includes social workers, therapists, outreach nurses, and a recently hired general psychiatrist. Our primary shared goals include meeting community needs using innovative integrated care models, and collaborating with family practitioners to develop and implement a patient medical home model, consistent and aligned with the IHA Mental Health and Substance Use Program and with Ministry and Government priorities. The successful candidate, in collaboration with local family practitioners, will also provide urgent support to the Caribou Memorial Hospital’s ER and the Gateway Crisis Stabilization Unit, an assessment and short term intervention alternative to hospital-based care which addresses crisis response, stabilization services and referral for follow up services. There are also opportunities to work with indigenous populations. Tele-psychiatry support provided by psychiatrists located in Kamloops.

We would welcome participation in quality improvement projects, program development activities, provision of service in remote Aboriginal communities in-person or via telehealth, and, engagement in community education activities. UBC teaching opportunities also exist through the UBC Department of Psychiatry.

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.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full time
On call requirements: Urgent care support only

Estimated Gross Income

New position; TBD

RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives include:
Recruitment Incentive: $15,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee premium of 12.32%
Annual Flat fee of $18,696.48
RCME support to max of $6,600 after 4 years

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

Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.

Cariboo Memorial Hospital:

Cariboo Memorial Hospital is a 28 bed hospital offering emergency, an intensive care unit, operating rooms, medical-surgical and obstetrical units, and ambulatory care services. Other services at the hospital include stress testing, lab and diagnostic imaging (including echo and CT scanning), out-patient hemodialysis and a five-bed psychiatric crisis stabilization unit. There is 24-hour general surgery and obstetrical specialist coverage, full-time radiology, and a pediatric specialist. There are also visiting ophthalmology, rheumatology and psychiatry specialists.

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