Family Physician - Mental Health & Addictions

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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.

Practice Details:

Interior Health is expanding its Addictions Medicine program in Kelowna, BC and is looking for physicians to deliver services in all areas of the program.

The Kelowna Program is comprised of 4 unique services:

- Oral Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) Clinic

- Rapid access OAT

- Injectable OAT (iOAT) service **new April 2019**

- Acute Care Addiction Consult team (based at KGH)

Each of our services is delivered using an interdisciplinary approach to care with patients with opioid use disorder.

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