Hospitalist

Kamloops

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, you will be key to inspiring hope and compassionate care. Discover a practice where you can make a difference through engaging work, enriching development, and unwavering patient focus.

Our diverse case mix will engage your clinical skills and critical thinking. As a regional tertiary hub, manage an array of conditions—from chronic diseases and acute issues to complex geriatric and trauma cases. Provide compassionate care across the lifespan, coordinating specialty care for pediatric, adult, and elderly patients. Serve the varied needs of our 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. Expect continual stimulation from seasonal fluctuations and regional variations that shape our caseload. At RIH, find daily opportunities to make a difference through clinical excellence.

Our supportive team environment will empower you to excel. Work closely with experienced hospitalist colleagues invested in your success. Expect mentorship to continuously refine your skills and professional development to reach your goals. Our robust orientation will smoothly onboard you. Ongoing training will cater to your learning needs. Strong interdisciplinary relationships will ensure seamless collaboration and enhanced care. We will integrate you into our healthcare community, enabling you to do your best work. Our team will listen and help you thrive.

Lifelong learning matters here. Join regular collaborative interdisciplinary rounds to analyze complex cases with colleagues. Stay clinically sharp through supported conferences and CME reimbursement. Share your expertise with 12 family practice residents, UBC 3rd year clerks, and 4th year visiting students. For hospitalists passionate about teaching, these academic partnerships allow you to impart valued insights while refining your own skills through mentoring. Make an impact by training new providers, staying up-to-date, and learning from students.

At RIH, you’ll join fellow dedicated professionals in pursuing exceptional care. Discover comprehensive resources and growth opportunities in a supportive environment. Maintain focus on the heart of it all — achieving the best possible results for every patient.

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you're a hospitalist motivated by intellectual curiosity, skilful collaboration, and unwavering compassion, we invite you to join RIH's supportive team. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca. It's better here!

Are you interested in practicing at RIH, but prefer part-time hours? We warmly welcome your preference for balance and flexibility! We recognize the vital role of hospitalists, even on a part-time basis.

Step In, Stand Out: Make a Difference as a Locum
Come for a locum and immerse yourself in a transformative healthcare experience that will elevate your skills and ignite your passion for patient care. Reach out to Lisa McAteer at Lisa.McAteer@interiorhealth.ca to find out more. At RIH, we currently have a locum exception for hospitalists in place that covers travel and accommodations, enabling you to focus on care as you discover the wonders of this unparalleled destination.

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.

Qualifications:
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.

Compensation:
Estimated Gross Income

As a hospitalist in Kamloops, 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.

For a full-time position, we offer $9,000 in assistance if moving within BC, $12,000 within Canada, and $15,000 from outside Canada. Please note, incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at the time of offer.

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.

Job ID:

IHRIH-HOSP-4060

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