Psychiatrist - General Adult - IHCMH-PSY-4043
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Williams Lake
Williams Lake is located in the heart of the Cariboo Chilcotin.  As the largest and fastest growing city in the area; it serves as a business, industrial and service hub for outlying communities.  For lifestyle, the mixture of frontier charm and urban living can't be beat.  Williams Lake is a modern city with all major amenities; hometown and western hospitality make this an ideal place to raise a family, start a business or retire.  The surrounding pristine wilderness provides an unlimited playground while the convenience of city living is just outside your door.  This attractive mix of business opportunity and high-quality lifestyle make Williams Lake a great place to "hang your hat"!
Facility Details — Cariboo Memorial Hospital:
Cariboo Memorial Hospital is a 31-bed hospital offering emergency, an intensive care unit, operating rooms, medical-surgical and obstetrical units, and ambulatory care services.  Other services at the hospital include stress testing, lab and diagnostic imaging (including echo and CT scanning), out-patient hemodialysis and a five-bed psychiatric crisis stabilization unit. There is 24-hour general surgery and obstetrical specialist coverage, full-time radiology, and a pediatric specialist. There are also visiting ophthalmology, rheumatology and psychiatry specialists. 
Practice Details:

Fantastic opportunity for an Adult Psychiatrist in a welcoming rural community setting with terrific lifestyle opportunities! Join a collaborative mental health team, community general practitioners, and a child psychiatrist—all committed to developing innovative approaches to meet needs for psychiatric services across the lifespan.

This is a new position so you can tailor your practice to your specific interests. Your income would be primarily fee for service. Some sessions are available. And no overhead! Your office will be in the mental health facility which is managed by Interior Health. Your team includes social workers, therapists and outreach nurses. Our primary shared goals include meeting community needs using innovative integrated care models, and collaborating with family practitioners to develop and implement a patient medical home model, consistent and aligned with the IHA Mental Health and Substance Use Program and with Ministry and Government priorities. The successful candidate, in collaboration with local family practitioners, will also provide urgent support to the Caribou Memorial Hospital’s ER and the Gateway Crisis Stabilization Unit, an assessment and short term intervention alternative to hospital-based care which addresses crisis response, stabilization services and referral for follow up services. Tele-psychiatry support provided by Kamloops.

We would welcome participation in quality improvement projects, program development activities, provision of service in remote Aboriginal communities in-person or via telehealth, and, engagement in community education activities. UBC teaching opportunities also exist through the UBC Department of Psychiatry.

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

    • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
    • 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: urgent care support only
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
    • some sessionals
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • New position; TBD
  • Compensation Disclaimer
    • as new fee for service position, income expectations can be discussed but not confirmed at this time.
  • Overhead
    • No overhead cost
  • RSA Incentives
    • Provincial Rural Incentives for Williams lake include:
    • Recruitment Incentive of $15,000
    • Relocation to max of $15,000
    • Fee premium of 12.88%
    • Annual Flat fee of $11,260
    • RCME support to max of $4,840 after 4 years
    • Provincial rural incentive rates are subject to change annually and are not at the discretion of the Health Authority.
    • Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.