New Denver is situated on the beautiful Slocan Lake with the Selkirk Mountain range to the east and the Monashees to the west. Rich in history and natural beauty, this scenic village has a strong sense of community and is an ideal location for work and play. Surrounded by the spectacular landscape of the Valhalla, Kokanee Glacier and Goat Range Provincial Parks, New Denver is a wilderness enthusiast's paradise with unlimited access to every type of outdoor activity. The small town comes alive through the live music, dance and theatre events held throughout the year.
Looking for a physician to join a 4-physician working group to provide coverage in groups of 2.
Join three rural physician colleagues in the lovely rural BC setting of New Denver on Slocan Lake! Just over an hour from Nelson, we serve a catchment area of 1900 with good local amenities, including a K-12 school. The New Denver Medical Clinic, the ER, and a 26-bed long-term care facility all share the same facility.
We envision two doctors working in tandem. One physician will mainly cover ER during clinic hours, and the second will be able to focus on booked clinic patients without undue interruption. They will rotate with another team of two doctors doing the same for a similar duration. The first physician team would be off during that time. The details of the times involved would be negotiated within the group.
The Emergency Department is not high volume, and we have telehealth capability in the trauma room. You will see all ages, acute and chronic illnesses, occupational injuries from mining and logging, and increased activity in the summer months with tourism. Our team is collegial and positive, making work a pleasure.
Our rural lifestyle includes such favourite activities as backcountry skiing, boating, biking and snowmobiling. We are casual by nature!
Come live and work where others only vacation!
Check out this fantastic video of the area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdjgZgWD5DU
Regular Scheduled Office Hours: Weekdays, Mon to Fri 0900-1200, 1300-1700
On-Call Evenings: Yes
On-Call Weekends: Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours: Our current hours are 0800-2000hr 7 days a week but the plan is to revert back to 24/7 ER if nursing availability allows.
Local Resources: On-site lab and x-ray several mornings/week. iStat after hours and some x-ray call back availability. Onsite PT and HCCN.
Emergency Framework: On-site RN, one trauma bed, two holding beds. Ambulance services located in same building. Typically 2-8 ER visits per day. Varies by season.
Call Expectations: 1:4
CME Schedule: UBC and IH Video CME available
Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information: Gen Surg, Ortho, Urology, Plastics, OB/Gyn, Ophth, Int Med/ICU in Trail. Int Med, OB/Gyn, Ophth, Peds in Nelson. Telehealth capability on site.
EMR System: Intrahealth Profile. Interior Health provides a formal package and informal mentoring from resident physician available also.
Welcoming Procedures: Resident physician will welcome you, show you the nearby apartment.
Orientation: Provided by resident physician who will tour the facility with you and answer any questions.
Social Involvement: Excellent recreational activities in area with many staff willing to show you the trails, lend you a kayak etc.
Medical staff positions are covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s Expanded Public Health Order requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all health care workers effective October 26, 2021, thus requiring all Medical Staff to be fully vaccinated to work in Interior Health facilities. Offers are conditional upon you providing proof of your vaccination status and meeting all requirements of the applicable PHO Orders.
Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
Doctorate in Medicine
Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
Recruitment Bonus: $20,000 (for 1.0 FTE)
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Annual Flat fee: $25,946.76
Fee Premium: 22.54%
Rural CME: up to $5,720/yr for 4+ years.
Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.
Slocan Community Health Centre:
Slocan Community Health Center is home to the New Denver Medical Clinic, the ER and a 28 Bed nursing home on Slocan Lake.