Psychiatrist - General Adult


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:

We seek an Adult Psychiatrist to join our expanding team of physicians at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH)/Kamloops Mental Health and Substance Use (KMHSU) Team in Kamloops, British Columbia. This position will be instrumental in providing ambulatory and inpatient psychiatric services to the complex severe and persistent mental illness population including those with major mental illness and substance use. Although areas of responsibility can be tailored to the personal interests and expertise of the successful individual, desirable qualifications/skill set includes psychiatric assessment and pharmacological management of complex illness, psychosocial rehabilitation, psychoeducation of clients and members of their circle of care, integration with physical health and wellness and a harm reduction/recovery focused approach. You will be working with a highly collaborative and innovative multidisciplinary team to advocate for and optimize outcomes of an often-overlooked population, striving to eliminate health care inequities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to all levels of learner, from peer through medical undergraduates, postgraduate Family Practice residents and the soon to be launched University of British Columbia (UBC) – Okanagan Psychiatry program. (July 2023) An academic appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, UBC will be facilitated. RIH administration supports opportunities for leadership roles and development.

If this opportunity is intriguing, please consider joining us for a locum and explore your options. We are eager to add dedicated experienced clinicians or new graduates to our team. Apply today to work, live and play where others only vacation. It’s better here!

  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) in Psychiatry 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 $9,000 - $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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