Family Physician - Emergency


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:

We encourage any physician with an interest in this multidisciplinary team role to apply

We are looking for a number of physicians to join us at the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops in a newly created role, Quick Response Team (QRT) physician. If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team environment and have a passion for problem solving to create efficiencies, this role may be for you!

The QRT Physician works 8 hour shifts Monday-Friday (daytime) working from the ED to assist Emergency Room Physicians (ERP) in supporting the appropriate admission and discharge of inpatients. A roster of physicians will be recruited to ensure multiple providers each work part time (flexible scheduling) to fill the shift each weekday. Compensation is Alternate Payment Plan (APP).

The QRT physician will determine patients with moderate to low medical needs who can be best supported in the community and prevent hospital admissions or facilitate discharge.

In this role, you will have regular ongoing communications with Emergency Room Physicians, Hospitalists, Specialist groups and the QRT ED Team (Transition Liaison, Social Worker, Respiratory Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist) in addition to having a strong awareness of community services.

This role is intended to:
Facilitate the transition from ED to community for adult clients unknown/known to Home Health for short-term support.
Prevent hospital admissions of medically stable community clients in crisis who are patients currently in the emergency department
Facilitate the discharge of community clients admitted to hospital who may be appropriate for discharge with enhanced home health/QRT follow up
Prevent return visits to ED by assisting with community reach-in supports
Support existing known to home health/QRT clients in acute or transition team identified
Facilitate the transition from hospital units to home

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 Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: N/A

Estimated Gross Income


Additional Incentives


*Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at 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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