General Internist

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The General Internal Medicine division provides two main services- an on-call consultative service and hospital-based clinics and diagnostics. General internists provide 5-7 call per month with an interesting and varied patient population.  The service model is essentially consultation only with the large majority of patients being admitted to the well developed hospital service.  General Internists remain MRP while on call for a small number of higher acuity patients in the step-down unit- typically 1-4 patients.  General internists are well supported with separate call schedules for ICU, Cardiology, Nephrology and Gastroenterology.

The hospital based clinics include exercise stress tests, supervision of myocardial perfusion imaging, a vascular disease risk factor modification clinic, a pre-operative clinic, and interpretation of ECGs and holter monitors.

Royal Inland Hospital provides an excellent working environment with a highly collegial medical/surgical and allied health staff.  There is a regular rotation of GIM fellows from UBC as well as family practice residents and medical students that rotate through Royal Inland Hospital providing clinical service and opportunities for teaching.  A typical work schedule includes two weeks of call and clinic alternating, a four day week of clinics and a week off.  Holidays are negotiable usually 4-12 weeks per year depending on the services ability to accommodate. Sub-specialists interested in practicing general internal medicine half-time along with their subspecialty are encouraged to apply.

Clinic Details — Royal Inland Hospital:
The Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is a 246-bed facility that serves as the referral centre for approximately 250,000 people, and is located in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Area. As one of two Interior Health tertiary referral hospitals, RIH is a no refusal centre with an Emergency Department that receives over 250 major trauma and 62,000 visits per year.

Kamloops offers high-level, specialty medical care including core physician specialties, 24-hour Emergency and Trauma Services, Ambulatory and Outpatient Clinics, and Diagnostic Services. Specialty services include Acute Inpatient Psychiatry, Tertiary Inpatient and Community Psychiatric Services, non-interventional Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Gastroenterology and others. Support services include: a full complement of diagnostic equipment, a Clinical Neurophysiology Lab and Sleep Lab, 1.5T MRI, and CT scan, and Echocardiography. RIH also features TPA Stroke, Stroke Trombolysis, and provincial Tertiary Neuropsychiatry Programs. RIH is the regional base for the six-person, 24-hour High Acuity Response Team (HART) that is utilized in remote emergency transport situations. Surgical services include General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and 24/7 Anesthesia coverage.

Qualifications:

  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) in Internal Medicine
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: 1:5-7

Compensation:

  • Payment Structure: Fee for service
  • Estimated Gross Income: $250,000 - $350,000, plus MOCAP level 1
  • Overhead costs associated with private practice only

Additional Incentives:

  • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)

Kamloops is a vibrant city of 90,000, set on a vast and rugged landscape of sandstone canyons, grasslands and evergreen timberlands. Famous for its’ hospitality and known as the Tournament Capital of Canada, Kamloops offers all the amenities of a big city; first class accommodations and dining, a lively downtown district, modern shops, full range of businesses and wonderful recreation facilities. Kamloops also takes pride in its vibrant arts community and its First Nations culture, represented in various cultural sites throughout the city, and in theatre and music festivals and events held annually.

With eight beautiful provincial parks and more than 100 lakes it is an ideal setting for fishing, kayaking, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and camping.  Or play at round at Tobiano golf course, ranked as one of Canada’s best!   In the winter, fun and adventure awaits you with the opportunity for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and ice-skating, or just an easy 45 minute drive away, Sun Peaks Four Season Resort offers the best skiing and snowboarding in the area.

Blue skies, endless sunshine, spectacular landscapes and friendly, welcoming people make Kamloops the natural place to call home and experience life to the fullest.

We are excited to add passionate and hardworking experienced candidates or new graduates to our team at RIH. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!