Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist

We seek Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist physicians to join our team at Royal Inland Hospital. As a Level II Trauma Centre, services are highly developed to address complex poly-trauma, brain injury, stroke, and post-intensive care rehabilitation. Broad outpatient services and a Physical Medicine Ambulatory Clinic are integrated with allied health colleagues in Speech Language […]

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We seek Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist physicians to join our team at Royal Inland Hospital. As a Level II Trauma Centre, services are highly developed to address complex poly-trauma, brain injury, stroke, and post-intensive care rehabilitation. Broad outpatient services and a Physical Medicine Ambulatory Clinic are integrated with allied health colleagues in Speech Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics.

The opportunities include PMR focus in EMG and Trauma, with a fully accredited Neurodiagnostic lab. A second PMR focus is neuro-rehabilitation with the Stroke Unit, Stroke Team and Rehabilitation Ward. A third PMR focus is general medical inpatient rehabilitation including Geriatric and complex medical cases. We also have outpatient clinics for inpatient aftercare, musculoskeletal consultations and interventional spasticity management.

Clinic Details — Royal Inland Hospital:
The Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is a 273-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 72,000 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 Support services including: a full complement of diagnostic equipment, a Clinical Neurophysiology Lab and Sleep Lab, 1.5T MRI, two CT scans, and Echocardiography. RIH also features, Stroke Thrombolysis, 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, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and 24/7 Anesthesia coverage.
The Royal Inland Hospital is a unique place to work where Medical Staff culture and collegiality in combination with a collaborative relationship with Hospital Administration maximizes opportunities for job satisfaction and quality of care.

Practice Details:
With a changing demographic there is a need for a physiatrist to join in specialty practice in Kamloops at Royal Inland Hospital. The hospital provides tertiary rehab services in both highly developed inpatient and outpatient services across the spectrum of rehab services including specialized Hand Therapy, Wounds, Trauma, Amputee, Musculoskeletal, Rheumatologic, Stroke, Neurologic, and Work re-entry programs. There are 18 designated Rehabilitation beds, 4 Stroke Unit beds, and 9 transitional beds co-located on one hospital floor adapted to rehabilitation goals. There is a also a fully developed Electrodiagnostic laboratory. Well formed interdisciplinary teams are functioning at a high standard and there are crest of the wave developments in Stroke Rehab with designated unit developing programs to meet the Canadian Stroke Initiative accreditations.

For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.

Qualifications:

  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), Doctorate in Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) mandatory; EMG practice requires certification meeting the BC College Diagnostic Accreditation Guidelines