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Family Physician - Mental Health & Addictions

Location: Kelowna, British Columbia

Job ID: PKEL-FP-4224

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Kelowna

Glistening water below lush mountains, dotted with parks frame the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre; Kelowna. Okanagan Lake is the perfect place to sail, kayak, or relax on the beach. Rolling greens offer world class golfing, minutes away from spectacular hiking and biking trails. In the winter enjoy ski resorts and skating rinks right at your fingertips. Decorated with heritage buildings and modern architecture, Kelowna offers something for everyone with orchards, vineyards and all the amenities of a major centre. From restaurants, and shops, to art galleries, live music and theatre, this city has it all. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.

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Interior Health has a new rapid access opioid agonist therapy (OAT) clinic in Kelowna, BC is looking for physicians.

The new clinic has an interdisplinary approach to care with patients with opioid use disorder, and will offer same‐day methadone and suboxone initiation, harm reduction and outpatient opioid withdrawal management, as well as any required primary care. Injectable OAT’s may also offered in the future when additional resources become available.

There are also opportunities to join a new addiction consult service at Kelowna General Hospital for addition hours.

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

Qualifications:
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
    • • clinical experience in the area of addiction medicine
    • • current methadone exemption for the treatment of opioid use disorder and suboxone certification (or willingness to obtain)
    • • willingness to learn how to assess and prescribed injectable opioid agonist therapy (intravenous hydromorphone and diacetylmorphine) for individuals with refractory opioid use disorder
    • • ability to function and work collaboratively as a team
    • • experience in providing harm reduction focused addictions care
    • • experience in providing trauma-informed care
    • • should be certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) or International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), or willing to work toward certification
    • • willingness to provide teaching to medical students, residents and allied health provides
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: varied
  • On call requirements: N/A
Compensation:
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • dependant on work volume
  • Overhead
    • No overhead cost
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