Psychiatrist - Geriatrics


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.

Practice Details:

This is an excellent opportunity for a Geriatric Psychiatrist to join the Department of Psychiatry at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) and the Kamloops Mental Health & Substance Use Center (KMHSU). This position provides a variety of opportunities for a fulfilling practice. At RIH, roles include management of geriatric patients on the new 30-bed inpatient psychiatry unit as well as on the high volume Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry service. KMHSU has a Seniors Mental Health Program encompassing short-term assessment and treatment for moderate to severe psychiatric diagnoses including Major Neurocognitive Disorders and case management for those with severe and persistent mental illness. Additional opportunities include virtual outreach services to rural communities and in-reach to Long Term Care Homes both local and rural.
Application for University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine positions are available and recommended leading to teaching opportunities including medical students, family practice residents and the soon to launch psychiatry residency program (July 2023) .RIH supports opportunities for Leadership roles and development.
If this position is intriguing, please consider joining us for a locum and explore your options.
We are eager to add dedicated and hardworking experienced clinicians or new graduates to our team. 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.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: 1:12

Estimated Gross Income

$350,000 - $400,000, plus MOCAP level 2

RSA Incentives

Relocation assistance up to $15,000 based on move location (with eligible receipts)
*Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*
•Initial housing available if needed

Royal Inland Hospital:

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.
The Royal Inland Hospital 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, Gastroenterology, 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.

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