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 rightfully 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, showcased through venues like the BC Wildlife Park and Sagebrush Theatre, and annual events including the Kamloops Film Festival, Wild Lights 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.
We are seeking 2 team-orientated and highly skilled Neurosurgeons for a general community practice, with a heavy portion of spine surgery at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in beautiful Kamloops.
Neurosurgeons in Kamloops are independent community-based practitioners with their own office and MOA who receive referrals from Kamloops and surrounding communities. Remuneration is based on fee for service under the BC MSP fee schedule. Surgery is performed at Royal Inland Hospital with 7 elective OR days divided between the 4 Neurosurgeons. There is funding to increase to 5 Neurosurgeons who will share the OR time and provide call coverage for the emergency department and in patients at Royal Inland Hospital.
Kamloops services a large area and a population of approximately 250,000 people. There is a high volume of motor vehicle and recreational trauma including both cranial and spinal cases. Pediatric and cerebrovascular neurosurgery, as well as more complex skull base neurosurgery are currently referred to Vancouver (BC Children's and Vancouver General Hospital)
Royal Inland Hospital has new operating room that opened in the summer of 202 that are all large and well equipped. There are: 2 Stryker neuronavigational systems with cranial and spinal software for each, 2 updated operative microscopes with capacity to use 5-ALA, sets for trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery. Pituitary surgery is currently done in conjunction with our ENT colleagues.
There are currently 4 full-time neurosurgeons sharing access to 5 to 7 elective OR days per week with 1 pending retirement in the summer of 2024. We are seeking 2 new Neurosurgeons who will have access to elective OR time and participate in the call coverage at RIH.
RIH is affiliated with UBC Faculty of Medicine. Our surgeons are involved in teaching medical students and residents.
For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.
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• Doctorate in Medicine
• Eligible for full licensure with CPSBC
• Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
• Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Surgery (FRCPS)
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
Competitive + MOCAP level 1
• Relocation assistance $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location (with eligible receipts)
* 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).