Psychiatrist - Locum

Williams Lake

Williams Lake is in BC’s Central Interior Region, otherwise known as the Cariboo Chilcotin Region, and is famous for the annual Williams Lake Stampede. There is a population of approximately 35,000 in Williams Lake and surrounding areas with a total population of 62,000 for the Cariboo Regional District. A vast array of lakes, rivers and hiking and biking trails, makes Williams Lake and the surrounding area a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to camp, fish, hunt and play during the summer months while winter months bring the enjoyment of snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, and ice fishing for the winter months. Williams Lake has something for everyone.

Practice Details:


The Locum location is Caribou Memorial Hospital (CMH) in the Emergency Department and 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) as well as Community MHSU Clinic Programs.

Cariboo Memorial Hospital is a 31-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 (Gateway). There is 24-hour general surgery and obstetrical specialist coverage, full-time radiology, and a pediatric specialist. There are also visiting ophthalmology and rheumatology specialists. There is one adult Psychiatrist and one child Psychiatrist.
The Community MHSU Clinic is an Interior Health-funded mental health clinic that provides clinical services to people living in Williams Lake and surrounding areas. The Clinic offers intake services as well as clinical care through multiple clinic programs including, Substance Use, Early Psychosis, 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 3-6 month LOCUM position is in general psychiatry and is divided amongst two sites: CMH (40%) and Community MHSU Clinic (60%). This position provides an opportunity to work in two dynamic programs, providing emergent and stabilization treatment to individuals and their families as well as outpatient consultation. You would work with 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 participate in quality improvement and program development activities. Applicants interested in less than a full-time locum position should still apply.

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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)
  • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License (Full) Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Hours of work: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. with flexibility Monday to Friday
On call requirements: CMH-Urgent Care support only

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Fee for Service

Cariboo Memorial Hospital:

Cariboo Memorial is under renovation with planned completion of 2026! The CMH redevelopment project includes an addition to the existing hospital as well as renovations to the existing facility. The addition will add 25 in-patient beds for a total of 53, a new emergency department and mental-health unit.

Currently, CMH is a Level 2 Community Hospital in Williams Lake with 28 inpatient beds. CMH hospital offers ER, OR, Med-Surg, and Obstetrical units. Lab and diagnostic imaging and outpatient Hemodialysis Unit are operated on-site.

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