Tertiary Psychiatrist

Kelowna - CHSC

Kelowna offers all the amenities of a big city; first class accommodations and dining, a lively downtown district, modern shops, full range of businesses and wonderful recreation facilities. The Okanagan Valley offers an endless variety of activities, no matter the season. Hit the ski hill, hike scenic mountain parks, relax on the beach, or visit a world class winery- Kelowna has it all.

Practice Details:

Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments and ongoing management where required for youth (age 14 and over) and adults impacted by developmental disabilities and concurrent mental illness with significant complexity.
• Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support clients based on outcomes and recommendations of assessment.

Core Competencies:
• Strong psychopharmacologic skills with capacity to understand applicable research and novel therapeutics.
• Understand the impact of pre-morbid neurodevelopmental disorders on mental illness.
• Understand and appreciate different therapeutic techniques and adaptations necessary for patients with neurodevelopmental disorders.
• Thorough experience and ability to participate in team-based care interventions working in partnership with allied health professionals.

Additional Opportunities:
• Option to blend this position with acute care, and community mental health team roles.
• This clinic works closely with the Interior Health Children’s Assessment Network. Interested applicants may have opportunity to support this program.
• Opportunities for medical leadership positions
• Engagement in research and quality improvement projects
• Teaching opportunities for UBC medical students, FP residents, and psychiatry residents
• Opportunities to travel and provide outreach to regional communities as needed.

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.

We are excited to add passionate and hardworking experienced candidates or new graduates to our team. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation!

*Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV's & Cover Letters to: Dr. Tochukwu Anyansi @ Tochukwu.Anyansi@interiorhealth.ca

** 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.

  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) in Psychiatry
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Part time 8:30-16:30 2-3 days per week
On call requirements: N/A

Estimated Gross Income

$250,000 - $400,000, plus MOCAP level 2

RSA Incentives

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*

Community Health Services Centre — Developmental Disability Mental Health Services (DDMHS) clinic. :

DDMHS is a regional, tertiary, community mental health program supporting youth and adults with intellectual disability and moderate to severe psychiatric concerns. As a regional program, DDMH supports referrals from across Interior Health and offers local support throughout the IH region. A tertiary psychiatrist would have the opportunity to provide support locally in Kelowna, and/or through outreach visits to several DDMH locations throughout Interior Health, all with the support of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team.

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