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!

  • 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)
•Initial housing available if needed
*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).

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