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 Centre (Interior Adult Psychiatric Centre) – Geriatric Psychiatrist (Full and/or Part-Time) Hillside Centre (Interior Adult Psychiatric Centre) is a 47-bed acute tertiary mental health hospital located in Kamloops, British Columbia on the campus of Royal Inland Hospital (RIH). It is a regional center that supports the tertiary mental health needs for the entire Interior Health Authority population. It provides inpatient services for both adult and older adult patients with complex mental health illnesses. Unique opportunity to join an inter-professional team that is rare in the scope of practice given its regional mandate. Role Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Provide comprehensive geriatric psychiatry assessments for older adults with significant complexity (i.e. interplay of disorders of the brain, other medical co-morbidity and the ‘geriatric giants’ including frailty)• Assess and manage severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of major neurocognitive disorders. The team at Hillside is well versed in the use of PIECESTM, Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA)TM, Music and MemoryTM , technology including smart TVs and a Montessori based interactive computer (ABBY).• Utilize a palliative approach and work with family practitioners• Advocacy skills supporting patients and families transitioning through different levels of care• Act as a resource for referring psychiatrists/teams and support the transfer of care to partners on discharge• Synthesize and apply a customized biopsychosocial framework, and translate into care recommendations and plans• Understand rural and remote communities and care systems• Advocate for patients supporting re-integration to their home communities• Participate in general psychiatry call at RIH Core Competencies:• Strong psychopharmacologic skills with capacity to understand applicable research and novel therapeutics• Understand the role of trauma, and integrate trauma informed practice into patient care Additional Opportunities• Option to blend this position with acute care, community mental health, and/or long-term care facilities• Opportunities for medical leadership positions• Engagement in research and quality improvement projects• Teaching opportunities for UBC medical students, FP residents, and psychiatry residents If you are interested in this opportunity with an unprecedented geographic reach contact us.
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
Hours of work: Full and/or Part-Time
On call requirements: Please inquire
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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*