Psychiatrist - Addictions


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 Addictions Psychiatrist to join our expanding team of physicians at Royal Inland Hospital/Kamloops Mental Health and Substance Use Team in Kamloops, British Columbia. We offer opportunities across the spectrum of addictions care including inpatient, consult-liaison, community and concurrent disorder/complex care. Our goal is to care for clients of all ages and their families in a comprehensive and seamless manner while eliminating health care inequities. If you pride yourself in being a team player who enjoys working collaboratively with a wide range of disciplines and stakeholders and have a passion to develop and grow programs and services, com join our multidisciplinary team and contribute to health system change.

Our site has several opportunities to participate in the development of colleagues from peers through medical students, family practice residents and the soon to launch Interior Psychiatry Residency program (July 2023). Faculty positions at UBC, Faculty of Medicine are encouraged and there is assistance available for the application process. RIH 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 •Demonstrated expertise and experience in Addictions psychiatry • Board eligible/board certified in Addiction psychiatry is a plus
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: No Details
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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