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Psychiatrist - General Adult

Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia

Job ID: IHEKH-PSY-4132

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Cranbrook is a thriving city, cradled on a gentle plain by snow-capped mountains. Boasting the most sunshine in British Columbia, Cranbrook’s idyllic climate presents the perfect conditions for outdoor adventure in all four seasons. Hike or cycle the local trails, play a round of golf, or relax on one of the many lakes only minutes from the city. During winter, enjoy cross country and alpine skiing at nearby resorts, or snowmobiling on the almost limitless network of trails. Cranbrook offers unique shops, farmers markets, cafés, sports arenas, an aquatic centre, cinema as well as two theatres and heritage culture. With Cranbrook’s magnificent scenery, friendly people, and small town charm, it is considered by many the ideal place to raise a family and the ultimate location to live, work and play.
Clinic Details — East Kootenay Regional Hospital:

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook is a 77 bed regional referral centre, serving a catchment area of approximately 82,000 people in the East Kootenay. The facility offers 24/7 emergency services with 16 beds, a brand new state of the art 6 bed ICU and Medical Imaging provides mammography, CT, Ultrasound and newly added MRI and SPECT CT coming in fall 2021.
A full range of medical and surgical services is offered including Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Anesthesia, Radiology, Urology and Family Practice inpatient care service.

Practice Details:

Fantastic opportunities for general Psychiatrists to join the expanding team at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. If you are passionate about your work and are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where the lifestyle opportunities are endless, apply today and discover the rewards of professional and personal satisfaction! In this position, you will join 3 psychiatrists to work with inpatients in EKH’s 11 bed psychiatry unit, as well as outpatient, community, outreach & substance use services. You will also provide consults to the medical/surgical units, the emergency department and outreach services to rural remote locations. On call requirements are currently 1 week, every 3 weeks and will be 1:4 when you join. Working collaboratively with our clinical teams and aboriginal partners, you will enjoy a busy and challenging diverse general practice including chronic and persistent illness, full spectrum of substance use disorder and a broad range of integrated mental health programs. Psychiatrists with an interest in Child & Youth or ECT would also be welcomed. 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. Here’s what our Psychiatrists have to say:“I have been working as a psychiatrist in Cranbrook, BC, since Nov.2011. I have been the happiest I have ever been in my life, which is a combination of being able to work, based on my own beliefs and principles (most of the time), good pay and very good opportunities for biking and hiking. Rail To Trail, which is a 28 km paved biking trail between Cranbrook & Kimberley, takes away my stress, puts me in contact with nature and I listen to my audiobooks. It is perfect! There are numerous hiking opportunities, some very near to Cranbrook. There are occasional challenges and stresses, but as the HOD, I will be with you & support you. Come and join us and enrich your life!” ~ Dr Khosroshahy “I have been living and working in Cranbrook after immigrating from Ireland with my family. We quickly integrated into the community and have loved it ever since. The school system and variety of sporting/extracurricular activities were of tremendous benefit in getting my children settled, my wife was able to get into her profession and I have been enjoying a good working relationship with most of my professional colleagues, thus providing a sense of belonging. Intriguing and attractive to us is the semi-urban setting of Cranbrook, its serene and beautiful environment and the presence of some heritage sites (e.g. Fort Steele) within the community. There are varieties of winter and summer activities, I mostly enjoy soccer, while my children engage broader varieties of activities including soccer, skating, swimming, skiing and camping. It is definitely a good place to raise young kids.Cranbrook is 3-5 hours’ drive from some major Canadian (Calgary, Lethbridge, Kelowna,) and American (Kalispell and Spokane) cities, thus giving us regular weekend breaks. We have hosted several visitors, over the years, most of who were blown away by the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Finally the remuneration had been good and I will definitely recommend Cranbrook as a place to practice. ~ Dr Shope We are excited to add new graduate or experienced psychiatrists to our team in Cranbrook. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

    • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full Time
  • On call requirements: 1:4
  • Payment Structure
    • Combined Fee for Service plus Sessions
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $400,000 - $600,000/year, plus MOCAP level 2
  • Overhead
    • No overhead cost
  • Additional Incentives
    • Rural Incentives include:Recruitment bonus: $20,000 Relocation: $9,000 -$15,000 based on move locationFee Premium: 14%Annual retention fee: $16,116.00CME funding: Up to 2 years $1,800; In 3rd & 4th year $4,800; after 4 years $7,800 Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer. Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.
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