Perched on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Selkirk & Kokanee Mountains, the city of Nelson sets itself apart by offering a rare blend of outdoor adventure and cosmopolitan sophistication of arts and heritage. Downtown is lush with gardens, boutiques, and unique restaurants that offer a social feeling of big city life in a classic Victorian setting. The summer creates a mecca for hiking, golfing, and water sports while the abundant winter snow transforms the terrain at Whitewater Resort for world class skiing and winter adventures. Come to Nelson and let the story book charm and community welcome you!
Two fantastic positions now available for Adult Psychiatrists to join a welcoming rural community setting with terrific lifestyle opportunities! Join a collaborative mental health team of social workers, therapists and outreach nurses as well as community general practitioners committed to developing innovative approaches to meet needs for psychiatric services across the lifespan. Full time or part time positions available.
Our primary shared goals include meeting community needs using innovative integrated care models, and collaborating with family practitioners to develop and implement a patient medical home model, consistent and aligned with the IHA Mental Health and Substance Use Program and with Ministry and Government priorities. The successful candidate, in collaboration with local family practitioners, will provide urgent consultative support to the Kootenay Lake Hospital medical/surgical units and emergency department. For interested candidates, there may also be an opportunity to participate in providing regional call services to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.
** locum opportunities also available during the recruitment period**
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 Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Doctorate in Medicine
Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Urgent care support only
Estimated Gross Income
$300,000 - $400,000
Recruitment bonus: $15,000
$9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 11.48%
Annual retention fee: $13,215.12
CME funding: CME funding: Up to 2 years $600; In 3rd & 4th year $3,600.00; after 4 years $6,600.00
Rural Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.
Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for loan forgiveness programs.
Kootenay Lake Hospital:
Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) is a 30-bed community hospital providing high quality health care services to residents and visitors of Nelson and the surrounding area of approximately 28,000 people. KLH has the busiest maternity services in the region with a very active integrated maternal/child health program including obstetric/gynecology and pediatric specialist support. In addition, KLH offers specialty clinics such as Healthy Heart, diabetes education, oncology and liver clinics as well as cardiac lab with stress testing, echocardiography and Holter monitoring.