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Psychiatrist - Neuropsychiatric

Location: Kamloops, British Columbia


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Kamloops is a vibrant city of 100,000, set on a vast landscape of sandstone canyons, grasslands and evergreen timberlands. Here you can enjoy all the amenities of a big city, while having eight provincial parks at your door step. Come play a round at Tobiano golf course, spend the day fishing and kayaking or head up to Sun Peaks Four Season Resort for world class mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding. Blue skies with endless sunshine, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops region the natural place to work and play.
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Hillside Center *Acute Tertiary Psychiatric Center, with Geriatric Psychiatry Program Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) *Tertiary Hospital Hillside Psychiatric Center is a 47 bed Acute Tertiary facility located on the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) campus. The Hillside is a regional center that services both the Interior Health and Northern Health populations. The Center services both adults and older patients with acute illness that is complex and or refractory to treatment. This is an extraordinary opportunity that is rare in the scope of practice and regional breadth of patient population. Core Competencies for this role include, but are not limited to:• Strong collaboration skills as you will need to participate with high performing multidisciplinary teams while treating complex and challenging patients• Exceptional assessment and diagnostic skills• As the catchment area includes patients from the entire region, Rural telehealth and counselling program experience required and a general understanding of rural and remote community care systems is beneficial• Understanding how to advocate for patients (i.e. promoting special care, close to home, in the least restrictive environment).• Ability to strategically focus on diagnosis and stabilization with re-integration back to communities as the target outcome• Strong psychopharmacologic skills is a critical asset with the capacity to understand applicable research and novel therapeutics.Role Expectations:• General Psychiatry call rotation at RIH is mandatory• Provide comprehensive treatment and management of patients with complex illness, including those with concurrent substance use disorders and neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders• Participate in teaching of medical students and psychiatry residents as part of an academic position with UBC This position is most suited to a general psychiatrist with experience in treating individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, complemented by relevant experience in neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders and/or geriatric psychiatry. At Interior Health we embrace unique practice possibilities. If interested, there is an option to blend this tertiary psychiatric role with a team of 10 psychiatrists at the regional hospital, which boasts a brand new 30 bed in-patient unit, a beautiful working environment. Another possibility is to combine your role at Hillside with work at the Kamloops Mental Health Office in specialised programs (i.e. Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI), Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) or the Substance Use program). If you are interested in this extraordinary opportunity with an unprecedented geographic reach of patient population- please contact us to discuss further.

    • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC.Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full and/or Part-Time
  • On call requirements: Please inquire
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Please inquire
  • RSA Incentives
    • Relocation Assistance - 9,000 - $15,000 * Relocation Assistance is applicable for 1.0 FTE positions and is based on move location (with eligible receipts). Part-time opportunities may be eligible for a pro-rated reimbursement, please discuss with your IH Medical Staff Recruiter *Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer*
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