Psychiatrist - Child and Adolescent


Tucked between towering peaks, glistening lakes, and rolling foothills lies Cranbrook—the heart of British Columbia's scenic Kootenay region. This extraordinary haven is not just a place; it's an experience for the soul. Whether you have a passion for the arts, crave exhilarating adventures, or seek the warmth of a close-knit community, Cranbrook offers it all.

Lose yourself in the pristine beauty of Wasa and Moyie Lakes, where swimming, paddleboarding, and windsurfing await. Set off on a river safari along the mesmerizing St. Mary River, navigating its currents on a canoe, kayak, or raft. The angler's paradise of the Kootenay and Bull rivers teems with rainbow, cutthroat, and bull trout.

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Immerse yourself in Cranbrook's pulsating arts scene, savour locally brewed craft beer, and delight in farm-to-table cuisine. Discover a community where families flourish with a broad spectrum of recreational activities that captivate children's imaginations. Consider picturesque towns like Kimberley or Jaffray as your home base—only a 25-minute commute from Cranbrook, balancing convenience and serene beauty.

Step into a life where your dreams find space to grow, where the only limits are those of the horizon. Welcome to Cranbrook, where boundless opportunities await.

Practice Details:

An outstanding opportunity for a child and youth/adolescent Psychiatrist to join &
lead local and regional services for child and youth psychiatry in Cranbrook, B.C.!

Cranbrook is a thriving city located in the breathtaking mountain region of the
East Kootenays of British Columbia serving a regional population of
approximately 80,000 residents. Cranbrook is the regional center of the East
Kootenays for medical care, shopping and services. Cranbrook has easy access
15 minutes from town to an all weather airport serviced by both of Canada’s
major airlines with daily scheduled service to Vancouver and Calgary. There is
easy access to the United States with convenient 24 hour border crossings just
approximately one hour's drive.

When you live and work in Cranbrook you are minutes from beautiful trails, lakes,
and mountain access for outdoor pursuits. A wide array of recreational options as
well as team sports and activities for adults and children provide opportunities for
healthy and active pursuits. Life in the East Kootenay region of BC offers
unmatched opportunity for a rewarding personal, family and professional
experience where you will have a major impact on the mental health needs of a currently
underserviced region in the pristine jewel of British Columbia. Discover the
reward of career satisfaction working within a diverse culture of teamwork while
delivering excellence in care!

You will be joining a small team of adult psychiatrists and a dedicated group of
pediatricians providing service to East Kootenay Regional Hospital. The
pediatrics department provides support for child and youth psychiatry inpatient
needs as EKRH does not have dedicated child psychiatry inpatient beds. The
pediatricians in Cranbrook look forward to having a dedicated child psychiatrist
working with them in a collaborative fashion. You would provide consultation
services to the acute site as well as maintain a community based practice. Our
community child and youth mental health programs feature individual
counselling, group counselling, DBT program and integrated psychiatric services.
Our aboriginal partners in the Ktunaxa Nation have a dedicated mental health
team supporting their youth.

Community work would involve supporting family physicians, pediatricians, and
community partners as well as child and youth mental health services. A collaborative
program exists to serve the needs of youth in transition to adulthood. Subspecialty areas include eating disorders and substance use disorders. Cranbrook is one of the latest of seven BC cities to be privileged to have a Foundry Centre in the community. Foundry is a province wide initiative that offers young people ages 12-24 drop-in Community health and wellness resources and MH services.

In this position you will have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of roles as we build on
existing child and youth mental health services and shape the future of child and
youth psychiatry expanding on new initiatives within Interior Health and the East Kootenay with residential child and youth detox beds, Intensive Case Management, Early
Psychosis Intervention and Substance Use Connections, Ktunaxa Nation child
and youth mental health and substance use initiatives, and the Foundry opportunities.

This work will encompass a continuum of care across both acute and community
services, with an opportunity to develop and expand team care and become part
of a productive and healthy work environment.

In addition to child and youth/adolescent psychiatry, you will assist in providing
support to the EK adult psychiatry team participating in on-call services to Cranbrook
and the East Kootenay Region of Interior Health. In this region emergency child
and youth psychiatry needs are currently covered by the adult psychiatry team and the
EKRH Emergency Department.

EKRH is affiliated with UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program and
as such, you will have the opportunity to enjoy teaching medical students.

Interior Health offers training and support for those interested in expanding roles into
Medical Administration with formal leadership training programs.

**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.

  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Mandatory, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) eligible, Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License - Full.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full-Time
On call requirements: Participation in the general on call schedule is expected.

Estimated Gross Income

$300,000-$500,000, plus MOCAP level 2

RSA Incentives

Additional Rural Incentives include: Rural CME: Up to 2 years $600; In 3rd & 4th year $3,600; after 4 years $6,600 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 loan forgiveness programs.

Relocation funding available: $9,000-$15,000 based on move location

East Kootenay Regional Hospital:

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC presents an exceptional opportunity for healthcare professionals seeking a rewarding career, serving as an 80-bed regional referral centre for approximately 82,000 individuals in the East Kootenay Area. We have 24 hour emergency and trauma services with 16 dedicated beds, and a 6 bed ICU. The high-acuity-response-team (HART) team provides mobile critical care for rural patients requiring advanced medical support, to stabilize and transfer patients to higher-level care. This four floor facility includes a level 3 laboratory, complete with a recently purchased PCR machine and MALDI/TOF. In the new MRI suite, there are new MRI and SPECT CT machines, with a new CT scanner earmarked for purchase. Upcoming construction projects and facility upgrades include a new NICU, renovation of the emergency department triage, and new oncology and renal departments. Our dedicated team is committed to delivering top-notch healthcare to Cranbrook and the wider East Kootenay region. With a comprehensive range of services, including internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, pathology, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesia, radiology, urology, and family practice inpatient care, our hospital offers an expansive platform to showcase your expertise. Join us in our unwavering pursuit of excellence and active community engagement, and experience a transformative journey as a healthcare professional.

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