Kamloops is a vibrant city of 100,000, at the northern extension of productive wine country in south central British Columbia. We sit in the middle of lakes, mountains, ski hills, and river systems. We enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, water sports, all right here in our backyard. Our community has an excellent educational system, organized sports, music and theatre. There are amenities not often found in smaller urban centres. University affiliations provide rejuvenation and an atmosphere to keep learning.
The Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is a UBC teaching hospital and one of two tertiary hospitals in Interior Health. Our facility serves a catchment of approximately 250,000 and has 273 beds. It is a unique place to work where Medical Staff culture and collegiality in combination with a collaborative relationship with Hospital Administration maximizes opportunities for job satisfaction and quality of care.
Kamloops offers high-level, specialty medical care including Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Neurology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Respirology, and Rheumatology. Diagnostics offered include a Clinical Neurophysiology Lab and Sleep Lab, MRI, two CT scans, and Echocardiography. RIH is the regional base for the High Acuity Response Team (HART) that transports critically ill patients throughout the region. Surgical services include General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The Clinical Services building was completed in 2016, which includes hospital based out-patient clinics, diagnostic services and home base for the UBC medical school.The Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower opened at RIH in the summer of 2022. The tower includes a new operating room and surgical services suite, respiratory therapy services, mental-health and substance-use inpatient unit, obstetrics services, labour and delivery and a rooftop helipad. The next new development is a renovation and expansion of the emergency department, expected to complete in 2026.
The General Internal Medicine division provides extensive inpatient and outpatient services. There is an inpatient ward for internal medicine MRP patients with collaborative care from a multidisciplinary team. General internists also provide care to the Step Down Unit/high acuity unit for more complex and acute patients requiring higher level monitoring. An inpatient internal medicine consultative service also provides support to other specialties. General internists provide 4-5 call per month with an interesting and varied patient population. General internists are well supported with separate call schedules for ICU, Cardiology, Nephrology and Gastroenterology. There are also extensive hospital based clinics including a rapid access internal medicine clinic, a perioperative medicine service, diabetes clinic, exercise stress tests, supervision of myocardial perfusion imaging, a vascular disease risk factor modification clinic, and interpretation of ECGs. A shared private outpatient clinic also provides community support for patients requiring longer term follow up.
Royal Inland Hospital provides an excellent working environment with a highly collegial medical/surgical and allied health staff. There is a regular rotation of GIM fellows/residents from UBC as well as family practice residents and medical students that rotate through Royal Inland Hospital providing clinical service and opportunities for teaching. There are regular complex care rounds, journal club, and other CME opportunities available. Holidays are negotiable, typically 10-14 weeks per year depending on the services ability to accommodate.
We are excited to add passionate and hardworking experienced candidates or new graduates to our team at RIH. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!
** 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 Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
Doctorate in Medicine
Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
USA Certified Class accepted. We will recruit USA Certified Class Physicians
****Certain specialists who are not eligible for full or provisional licensure in BC may be eligible to apply for licensure in the USA certified class ****
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
$300,000 - $350,000, plus MOCAP level 1
Relocation assistance $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location (with eligible receipts)
*Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*
Royal Inland Hospital:
The Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is a 273-bed facility that serves as the referral centre for approximately 250,000 people, and is located in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Area. As one of two Interior Health tertiary referral hospitals and Level 1 Trauma Centres, RIH receives over 250 major trauma and 72,000 ED visits per year.
The Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower opened at RIH in the summer of 2022. Among other services, the tower includes child and adolescent mental-health and substance-use inpatient unit as well as a 30 bed general psychiatric unit (20 general and 10 high observation beds and 3 seclusion beds).