Emergency Medicine


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:

Dive into a vibrant, collaborative, and lifestyle-focused emergency department at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops, BC, where a team of 29 dedicated professionals thrives.

You'll encounter cases spanning the entire spectrum of emergency medicine, collaborating with an incredible team of allied health professionals, such as mental health and substance use nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and round-the-clock respiratory therapists. 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.

At the heart of British Columbia's interior, you'll find yourself at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), one of only two major tertiary care centres in the region. With approximately 75,000 patient visits each year, you're stepping into the third busiest trauma centre in the province, right on the cusp of thrilling advancements. The recent addition of a new clinical care tower is just the beginning of our journey towards unparalleled excellence and innovation. Over the coming years, you’ll see ongoing improvements and the broadening scope of our emergency department, reflecting our commitment to adapting and growing with the needs of our community.

In our department, you'll discover more than just a job; it's a community rich in professional growth and interpersonal connections. We come together monthly, often in the warmth of our own homes, for journal clubs, quality rounds, and trauma discussions. This blend of learning and social interaction not only advances our professional skills but also strengthens our bonds. You'll play a pivotal role in nurturing the future of healthcare by mentoring an enthusiastic group of learners. This includes third-year medical students on core hospital rotations, fourth-year students seeking elective experiences, family practice residents (eight annually), and candidates in our specialized third-year CCFP EM program (two residents per year).

Shape the Future of Healthcare: Begin Your Legacy Here
If you are a collaborative and composed emergency physician, elevate your career at Royal Inland Hospital, where your expertise can change lives. 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 welcome your preference for balance and flexibility! We recognize the vital role of talented emergency medicine physicians, 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 Dr. Keith Hutchison to find out 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.

Call Schedule:

Hours of work: As a full-time emergency physician, you'll work about 14 shifts a month.
On call requirements: Expect an on-call schedule of approximately 2 days per month - plenty of time to relax and reset between rotations.

Estimated Gross Income

As an emergency physician in Kamloops, you can expect total compensation of around $342,000, through APP, plus MOCAP level 1.

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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