Williams Lake’s population is about 11,000, with 25,000 in the surrounding area. We are an intersection of 3 major highways: Highway 97 going north to Prince George, Highway 97 going to south to Kamloops and Highway 20 going west to Bella Coola. The surrounding area is spectacular, incredibly varied, and the reason most of us live here. Outdoor and backcountry opportunities abound! For more information about Williams Lake check out www.williamslake.ca .
Far Away from the Everyday, check out Tourism Williams Lake for information on local activities including: Mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, water sports, SUP, camping, skiing (cross country & downhill), Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, canyon rafting, farm tours, Jet boat adventures, Eco tours, Grizzly tours and the Stampede!
Cariboo Memorial Hospital is a 28-bed hospital offering emergency, an intensive care unit, operating rooms, medical-surgical and obstetrical units, and ambulatory care services. Other services at the hospital include stress testing, lab and diagnostic imaging (including echo and CT scanning), out-patient hemodialysis and a five-bed psychiatric crisis stabilization unit. There is 24-hour general surgery and obstetrical specialist coverage, full-time radiology, and a pediatric specialist. There are also visiting ophthalmology, rheumatology and psychiatry specialists.
Opportunity to experience both a fulfilling professional life and the ideal lifestyle in a full-time general internal medicine practice in beautiful Williams Lake, BC.
CMH is currently expanding the IM team and further developing the service with a goal of growing a more critical service for the community. Enjoy working with a supportive medical community, a thriving surgical team and a busy ER (~ 22,000 visits/yr). The ideal candidate will be eager to collaborate in building our general internal medicine program and would be confident with inpatients, emergency room consults, and High Acuity Unit (HAU) management/ procedures such as stress testing. Our HAU offers 3-4 beds with short-term ventilation service available. Williams Lake is a hub for the area and as such, experiences a broad variety of cases. Subspecialty interests such as respirology and rheumatology would be welcomed. Local on-call responsibilities are quite flexible and will be determined with incoming physician. Physician services in Williams Lake include Pediatrics, Radiology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Emergency Physicians, Anaesthesia, and a knowledgeable and experienced group of full-service Family Doctors. We have visiting specialists including ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology and Orthopedics – we are rural but not isolated.
If you are passionate about your work and are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where you really can enjoy the endless lifestyle opportunities available in the area, apply today and discover the rewards of true work life balance!
We are excited to add new graduate or experienced Internal Medicine specialists to our team in Williams Lake. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!
** 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.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
Doctorate in Medicine
Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
You may be eligible for the USA Certified Class Permits through the College of British Columbia Physicians and Surgeons. Please reach out to Physician Recruitment for more details.
USA Certified Class accepted. We will recruit USA Certified Class Physicians
****Certain specialists who are not eligible for full or provisional licensure in BC may be eligible to apply for licensure in the USA certified class ****
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
$300,000+ MOCAP Level 1
Rural Incentives include:
•Recruitment bonus: $15,000
•Relocation:$15,000 max (with eligible receipts)
•Fee Premium: 12.32%
•Annual retention fee: $18,696.48
•CME funding: to a max of $6,600 after 4 years
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 BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs for those living and working in rural community.
Cariboo Memorial Hospital:
Cariboo Memorial is “Under Construction” with planned completion of 2026! The CMH redevelopment project includes and an addition to the existing hospital as well as renovations to the existing facility. The addition will add 25 in-patient beds for a total of 53, a new emergency department, mental-health unit and cancer department. NEW (July’23) Maternity Clinic – dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support to expectant mother in the Cariboo region.
Currently, CMH is a Level 2 Community Hospital in Williams Lake with 28 inpatient beds. CMH hospital offers ER, ICU, OR, med-surg, cardiology unit and obstetrical units. Lab and diagnostic imaging on site; outpatient hemodialysis unit operated on-site. Residential beds are embedded within med-surg unit on second floor of hospital.
Deni House is adjacent to CMH, embodies a resident centered philosophy designed to help people function at their highest level and provide the best quality of life. Deni House has 13 private and 5 3-bed rooms. Nine of the beds are designated as short stay including 2 palliative beds, and ALCP’s (2beds).