Psychiatrist - Child and Adolescent


Set amid sandstone canyons, rolling grasslands, and magnificent evergreen woods, Kamloops is a flourishing city of 100,000 with an energetic character set against a stunning natural setting.

With its name stemming from the Secwépemc Tk’emlúps, meaning “where the rivers meet,” Kamloops reflects the land’s geography where the Thompson rivers converge. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc people have inhabited this region for millennia, nurturing a deep connection to their ancestral territory. Today, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation continues their legacy, shaping Kamloops’ cultural landscape.

Known for our welcoming spirit, our city has earned its moniker as the Tournament Capital of Canada, offering big city amenities including excellent eateries, unique shops and exceptional recreation facilities. We take immense pride in our dynamic arts community, and annual events including the Kamloops Film Festival, Wildlights at the BC Wildlife Park, and Music in the Park.

With eight beautiful provincial parks and over 100 lakes nearby, our city offers fantastic opportunities for outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking and camping. With mountain, parkland and desert fairways dotting the landscape here, we’re fast becoming Canada’s premier golf destination. Come winter, Sun Peaks Resort transforms into a mecca for skiers and snowboarders, just a quick 45-minute drive out of the city.

With 300 sun-filled days and the warmest people you’ll ever meet, Kamloops is the perfect spot to set down roots and live life with passion.

Practice Details:

Shape the future of child and adolescent psychiatry in Kamloops. At Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), your blend of expertise and compassion isn’t just crucial; it’s transformative, providing unparalleled care and shaping the trajectory of mental health services for our youngest patients.

In this vital role, you’ll join a group of passionate psychiatrists dedicated to the comprehensive well-being of children and youth. Together, you’ll impact both the hospital and the broader community, ensuring brighter, healthier futures for the young lives we serve.

At RIH, your expertise will be pivotal in conducting psychiatric assessments and treatments for patients up to 18 years old. These young individuals are typically admitted through the Emergency Department, emphasizing the crucial nature of your role in their care. The new Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower includes advanced child and adolescent mental health services, a specialized mental health and substance use inpatient unit, and a 30-bed general psychiatric unit, featuring 20 general beds, 10 high observation beds, and 3 seclusion beds.

Your work will be amplified by the dedicated support of Youth Crisis and Mental Health Liaison workers, creating a robust network of care. Beyond the hospital setting, your influence will extend into the community, where you’ll be a key support for family physicians, pediatricians, and child & youth mental health services.

Your efforts will strengthen the healthcare network for our youth, ensuring comprehensive support and care. This dual focus on clinical and community collaboration underscores the breadth and depth of your role, fostering a comprehensive network of support for our youngest patients.

You’ll integrate your expertise with a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, and social workers. Your collaborative efforts will place you at the heart of innovative programs targeting critical areas such as transitions to adulthood, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.

Conducting thorough assessments and providing timely treatments, you’ll be key in our holistic approach. Working with clinicians and managers, you’ll refine programs, policies, and procedures. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with our clinicians, you’ll provide an invaluable perspective that helps take our integrated care to new heights.

With active staff privileges at RIH, you’ll lead as the Most Responsible Physician for your patients during their hospital stays, ensuring a continuity of care that families can trust. You’ll oversee a portion of the new child and youth psychiatric admissions, making a significant impact on their journey toward healing.

Your dedication to educational excellence will be evident as you mentor peers, medical undergraduates, postgraduate Family Practice residents, and participants in the UBC–Okanagan Psychiatry program. We’ll support and encourage you to embrace leadership roles and pursue professional development.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you’re an empathetic and insightful child and adolescent psychiatrist, elevate your career at Royal Inland 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 RIH, but prefer part-time hours? We warmly welcome your preference for balance and flexibility! We recognize the vital role of talented child and adolescent psychiatrists, even on a part-time basis.

Step In, Stand Out: Make a Difference as a Locum
Come for a locum and experience healthcare transformation that not only showcases your expertise but also deepens your commitment to patient care. Reach out to Dr. Michael Weitzner to find out more.

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: Expect approximately 1:10 rotation for on-call duties – plenty of time to relax and reset in between.

Estimated Gross Income

As a full-time child and adolescent psychiatrist in Kamloops, you can expect total compensation between $420,000–$620,000, derived from a combination of fee-for-service payments, sessional contracts, and MOCAP level 2.

Additional Incentives

For a full-time position, we offer $9,000 in assistance if moving within BC, $12,000 within Canada, and $15,000 from outside Canada. Please note, incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at the time of offer.

Royal Inland Hospital:

Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), a 273-bed facility, serves as the primary referral centre for nearly 250,000 individuals within the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Area. As the region’s leading tertiary referral hospital and Level 1 Trauma Centre, RIH expertly manages over 250 major trauma cases and accommodates 72,000 Emergency Department visits each year.

The Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower, a $417-million expansion opened in the summer of 2022, has propelled RIH into a new healthcare era, featuring advanced mental health units and surgical services. Upcoming enhancements include a new post-anesthetic recovery room by April 2024, a pediatric unit in June 2024, and a revamped emergency entrance by September 2024, with the full emergency department completion by autumn 2026. Further ambitious growth includes a $359-million cancer centre, set to enrich our cancer care services by 2028.

Our exceptional teams dedicate themselves to delivering comprehensive care across a broad spectrum of services, including internal medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, pathology, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesia, radiology, urology, and family practice inpatient care. We leverage our expertise and innovative facilities to provide the highest standard of healthcare to our community.

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