Ophthalmologist - Locum


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:

The Royal Inland Hospital Division of Ophthalmology is seeking a locum for maternity coverage starting in September or October, 2024. Length of coverage is flexible, from shorter multi week blocks to longer 3-9 month period, depending on candidate interest.

The locum position will be in a well-run, efficient office, with significant medical and surgical volume that can be tailored to the candidate’s interest. The locum will be primarily focused on adult ophthalmology, with glaucoma/suspects, cataract and general ophthalmology consults being primary focus. There is opportunity for those with subspeciality interest in oculoplastic as well, as there are significant number of surgical eyelid cases on waitlist with available minor surgery/ACU time.

Cataract surgery time will be offered as part of this locum. In office there are OCT, visual fields, topography, YAG, SLT and Argon lasers.

*Start date: September - October

Email CV to Dr. Michael Ross, RIH Hiring Lead: mrosscan@gmail.com

** 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
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Full Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada certified
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full-time
On call requirements: participation in the on call schedule shared with Vernon and salmon arm would be expected.

Estimated Gross Income


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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