Emergency Medicine

Williams Lake

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!

Practice Details:

Exciting opportunities for rural Family Practice Physicians in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region in BC. Come join the collegial Emergency team with 6 full time ER physicians in Williams Lake.

In this rural community, CCFP, CCRP (EM) and FRCP Emergency Physicians are all invited to practice in Williams Lake. Shifts are currently single-coverage 24/7 ER but we are hoping to add a permanent overlap shift. Shifts are 8 hours in sets of 6 on /6 off with 2 mornings, 2 afternoons and 2 nights consecutive which works out to around 14-16 shifts per month. You will see a broad range of interesting cases with high volume and acuity. You are well supported by specialists in Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, General Surgery, Pediatrics and Psychiatry. The Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) is part of the rural teaching program for UBC Medical School. The ER will regularly have medical students and residents that you can provide teaching opportunities. Within the medical community, there are many other opportunities if you desire to broad our scope of practice too.

Work-life balance happens here! Connect with us to chat.

Locum opportunities are available if you would like to visit the area before making a permanent decision.

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)
  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Emergency experience
  • 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 ****
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: N/A

Estimated Gross Income

Estimated $328,661 per year based if working full-time (1680 hours per year) or CCFP - $2190, CCFP(EM) - $2443 per 8 hour shift

RSA Incentives

Rural incentives include:
Recruitment bonus: $25,000 (for Full Time, pro-rated for Part Time)
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location.
Fee premium of 12.32%
Annual flat retention: $18,696.48
CME to max of $4,840/year 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 loan forgiveness programs.

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).

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