Hospitalist - Locum


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:

At Royal Inland Hospital, your expertise propels hope and exceptional care. Step into a locum role where your impact is immediate, your work meaningful, and your dedication to patients paramount.

You'll tackle a rich variety of cases that will fine-tune your clinical skills and boost your decision-making. As a locum in our regional tertiary centre, you'll manage everything from chronic conditions to acute crises, and from advanced geriatric care to emergency trauma. You will serve the varied needs of a richly diverse population, including Indigenous communities who have called this land home since time immemorial, as well as new Canadians beginning their lives in our country.

As a locum at RIH, you’ll be part of a dedicated team pursuing top-tier patient care. Access our full suite of resources, enjoy the camaraderie, and maintain patient focus, all within a role that respects your need for flexibility.

Step In, Stand Out: Make a Difference as a Locum
Set out on a locum adventure and blend your hospitalist expertise with the beauty of Kamloops, with the scenic tapestry of sagebrush-covered hills and the majestic Thompson River as the ultimate backdrop. Email your CV to to learn more.

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.

  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • You'll hold, or be eligible for, licensure with The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC).
  • You'll have current Certification with the College of Family Physicians (CCFP).
  • At RIH, you must have coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association in order to practice medicine.
  • If you trained in the US, hold ABMS board certification in internal medicine, and are already authorized to work in Canada, you are invited to apply for a locum. To determine if you meet the criteria for the USA certified class licensure, please click here.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: For a healthy work-life balance, our full-time schedule allows you to work 24 weeks annually. Each week comprises 72 hours — six regular day shifts, one late shift to midnight (on-site to 11pm), and one 8-hour overnight home call.
On call requirements: Call is mandatory, frequency negotiable: anticipate 1 l12 hour late shift to midnight (in-house 11PM) + 1 overnight call 12-8AM per 14 days. Expect 1 extended late shift & 1 overnight call every 2wks. Hours worked 11PM-8AM are eligible for MOCAP level 2.

Estimated Gross Income

You’ll have the potential to maximize your earnings as a hospitalist based on the provincial APP clinical service contract’s hourly rate of $187.38, plus additional incentives, including MOCAP level 2.

Additional Incentives

As a full-time hospitalist at RIH, you’ll receive a minimum of $323,792 annually, with the opportunity to make even more! Our full-time hospitalists work an average of 1,728 hours per year (that's 24 weeks at 72 hours per week). There are also lucrative shift premiums — you'll get paid even more for your evening, weekend, and overnight shifts. After hours premiums include $25 per hour extra for evening shifts from 6pm-11pm, $25 per hour extra for weekend day shifts, and $35 per hour extra for overnight shifts from 11pm-8am.

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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