Lillooet’s legendary mountain scenery, history and vibrant community make it a wonderful place to live, work and play. Encapsulated by breathtaking mountains and nestled on the banks of the Fraser River, Lillooet is brimming with amusement for people of all ages. Hundreds of kilometers of trail systems and surrounding wilderness provide incredible opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, ice climbing, and endless opportunities to explore. With early spring, warm dry summers, long mild autumns and short winters with just a touch of snow, Lillooet has one of the most pleasant climates in Canada. The economy of Lillooet is based on forestry, farming and tourism creating a down to earth and welcoming community.
We are seeking a Family Physician with emergency room and GP Surgery skills to complement our existing team of physicians at our full service rural hospital in Lillooet. In a smaller supportive site such as our hospital, you will provide GP Surgery with the support of a GP Anesthetist. The GP Surgery call is after hours all days, but availability is flexible. ER work is a requirement as a part of a 24/7 group call system and regular GP clinic work is available. Our site is an R2 Family Practice teaching site. This position will be available by September 2020 but an earlier start date could be negotiated. In this position you will have an opportunity to help the surgical program grow within the province wide Rural Surgical and Obstetrical networks initiative.
In addition to the provincial Rural Practice Program incentives noted below, the General Practitioners are entitled to 38 days rural locum coverage for vacation coverage. If you cover some ER shifts, there are additional funds from a Rural Emergency Enhancement fund.
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.
Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca
** This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order.
Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
Doctorate in Medicine
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
Eligible for full licensure with CPSBC
Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
$400,000 gross possible if full time
Recruitment incentive: $15,000 (for full time)
Relocation: $9,000- $15,000 based on move location
Retention fee premium: 13.97%
Retention flat fee: $21,192.89
Rural CME: to max of $4,840/yr (after 4 years)
NOTE: Amounts stated above are current at time of printing as per Ministry of Health and subject to change.
Please also enquire about federal and Provincial Loan forgiveness programs for eligible new graduates.
Lillooet District Hospital and Health Centre:
The Lillooet District Hospital is a six-bed community hospital providing standard and emergency medical services 24-hours per day. Additional services include Maternity Care, Medical Imaging (X-ray, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring), Laboratory, Day Surgeries, Dietician/Diabetes Educator, Mental Health and Addictions, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Home and Community Care, Home Support, Residential Care, Palliative Care and Respite Care. Attached to the hospital is the 22 bed Mountain View Lodge Residential Care Facility.
In emergency situations this community and physicians are supported by the High Acuity Response Team (HART). HART team consists of dedicated, highly trained critical care nurses responding with a BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) basic life support ambulance team to provide ground or air transport for acutely ill and injured patients from outlying rural and remote communities to higher levels of care. When required, a respiratory therapist will also be called in to assist. This advanced level of support allows the physician to stay in the community while knowing that his/her critically ill patients are being transported by a team of specialists. HART nurses for this community are based at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, where they support the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit when not involved in patient transports.