In Nelson, BC, adventure and culture unite in perfect harmony. The town of Nelson is set on the shores of the gorgeous Kootenay Lake and surrounded by the spectacular Selkirk Mountains. It’s no surprise that this hamlet on the Powder Highway is consistently ranked “Best Ski Town in North America”. The area boasts cat, heli and backcountry skiing, as well as ice climbing, glacier trekking, winter fishing and fat biking. Nearby Whitewater Ski Resort stands as a premier destination for winter athletes, offering a thrilling playground of breathtaking terrain for adventurous skiers and snowboarders alike. Mountain biking in Nelson is the stuff of legend. Showcased in many mountain bike films, Nelson trails offer everything from gentle railway grades to steep, rooty technical tracks. Kokanee Springs, an acclaimed championship course, captivates with awe-inspiring fairways and meticulous greens. Plunge into the pristine embrace of Kootenay Lake, where tranquility and discovery await through kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. Ainsworth Hot Springs is a short drive from Nelson, where wellness bathers can soak in the natural pool or explore the steam cave with stalactites dripping from the ceiling. Nelson has earned a reputation as a cultural centre, boasting its own arts college and fine arts centre, a range of theatres, galleries, festivals and cultural events all born out of the creative genius of Nelson’s innovative population. Artists, moviemakers, authors, and community champions never fail to celebrate the beauty and character of this alluring spot. Small in population but big in terms of foodies, Nelson is reputed to have more restaurants per capita than Manhattan or San Francisco. Locals are as fervent about their coffee as they are about their mountain activities, and Nelson is home to over 20 establishments that specialize in serving coffee. Nelson is a city where life is unhurried and people say “hello” to strangers. Come and experience a city where the spirit of camaraderie and friendly interactions create an inviting atmosphere that feels like home from the moment you arrive.
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: 11.34%
Annual retention fee: $17,209.26
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:
Explore a fulfilling career at Kootenay Lake Hospital, a thriving community healthcare facility with 30 acute care beds. Our hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare services to Nelson and the surrounding area, consisting of approximately 28,000 residents and visitors. Committed to serving our community and beyond, KLH offers vital medical services, ranging from emergency care to advanced treatments, ensuring the utmost well-being of our patients. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, we provide a comprehensive array of services, including state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, cutting-edge laboratory services, transformative surgical procedures, tender-hearted maternity care, and more. With a new cardiovascular ultrasound system coming this fall, we will be well-positioned to expand our cardiology offerings as well. Our team of specialists covers diverse fields such as obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, ophthalmology, neurology, radiology, emergency medicine, and oncology. Additionally, we regularly host visiting specialists for general surgery, orthopedics, and urology. Join our team of skilled and empathetic healthcare professionals and experience the gratification of working in a warm and community-oriented environment, making a profound impact on the health and wellness of the vibrant Nelson community.