Psychiatrists Have a Sweet Life in Kootenay Boundary – We’d Love You to Join Us!
The Opportunities - Let's map it out
Hello Fellow Psychiatrist!
As Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), I’m inviting you to join our collaborative team of health specialists including social workers, therapists, outreach nurses and community general practitioners committed to providing psychiatric care to our region’s over 80,000 residents.
As part of a small team, you’ll have the flexibility to explore opportunities and develop innovative approaches to continually improve care in our region. A quick example of a recent innovation is our Tele-Psychiatry Program. As a wide-spread, mostly rural area, providing timely psychiatric advice can be a challenge. We developed the Tele-Psychiatry service to ensure teams in acute care settings can get the advice they need, when they need it.
Of course, a team-based, vibrant medical life is just one of the benefits of living in Kootenay Boundary. Strong communities are the life-blood of this region, with an active arts and culture scene, yummy dining options (from burger trucks to haute cuisine), and some of the best skiing, biking, boating, camping and hiking on the planet, right at your doorstep.
But don’t take my word for it! We asked colleagues to share some of their amazing experiences in the region; here are a couple of examples:
Dr. Scot Mountain (Director of ICU): "Sledding into Kokanee Glacier park, and then skinning up and ski touring from there with one of the nurses from the hospital, a trainee physician, and my wife. It was a bluebird day, and there was not another soul around. We had an area the size of Whistler/Blackcomb all to ourselves to ski in, and as many deep powder turns as we could manage to hike up."
Dr. Megan Taylor (Family Physician and UBC Rural Residency Program Site Director): "The Kootenays are graced with many beautiful lakes and everyone develops a favourite. How spoiled are we that we can argue over which spectacular lake is the best? For our family, Christina Lake is the winner (warmest lake in British Columbia!). A particular stand out was a beautiful late September (yes, late September) Saturday.
We went out with friends for the day and set ourselves up at a lovely pocket beach at the Texas Point Provincial Park. It was warm, the sky was a wonderful fall dark blue, our kids played in the water, one of the Dad’s in the group coaxed my son into braving getting up on water skis - and he did it! We toured around the lake and fantasy shopped for cabins, stopping to swim and jump off the rocks. Finishing the evening with a barbecue on the beach and relishing the last rays of evening sun as it set over the mountains.
As I write this, I realize that this may seem like sort of a bland story. It doesn’t involve crazy activities or hiking hours to see something only 10 other people have seen. But the simplicity of the day was the perfection. It was the last stolen day of summer, and we were all living in the moment and felt how lucky we were to just be."
If Kootenay Boundary sounds like somewhere you can see yourself, and your family if you have one, please contact our dedicated recruitment team lead, Sylvain Turgeon anytime by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone/text message +1-778-557-8267.
I look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Carolyn Stark
Head of Department of Psychiatry at KBRH
Two Adult Psychiatrist roles for new graduates or experienced practitioners.
· Full-time or part-time positions available.
· Locums also available.
What we have for you
Estimated Remuneration: $300,000 - $500,000, plus MOCAP level 2.
Benefits and Incentives
May be eligible for additional remuneration with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
What you need in your backpack — don’t forget your:
Send your cv or contact our dedicated recruitment team lead, Sylvain Turgeon anytime by email email@example.com or by phone/text message +1-778-557-8267.
Offering a safe, welcoming community atmosphere, affordable real estate, and outstanding recreational facilities, Trail and Rossland are wonderful locations to life in and raise a family.
The largest diagnostic and acute care hospital in the West Kootenays, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is a 75-bed full-service regional hospital serving 80,000 people in the Kootenay Boundary region.
Enjoy breathtaking vistas year-round, powder skiing at Red Mountain Resort, hiking/biking along mountain trails and bountiful fishing, all only minutes away.
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Contact us with your questions
Our KB Physician Guides, Kim Robinson and Sylvain Turgeon are available to answer all your questions, they can:
- Help you find the best fit for your skills and interests
- Support you through every step of the process (licensing, privileging etc.)
- Help you and your family with finding a home, exploring work opportunities for your spouse, schooling and generally building community from the moment you set foot in this amazing place :)
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