Williams Lake is the largest city in the Cariboo-Chilcotin and growing! With a current population of 11,000 and surrounding population of 30,000 Williams Lake serves as a business, industrial, and service hub for outlying communities all while continuing to offer affordable housing prices. Located amidst sparkling lakes and rolling ranch land, all easy to enjoy as one of the sunniest places in the province, with roughly 314 sunny days each year. A recreation mecca with world-class mountain biking trails, hiking, fishing and three pristine golf courses plus incredible amenities including a university, regional airport and a newly renovated pool and fitness center. Enjoy a walk downtown amongst quaint shops, retail stores, art galleries, and a variety of tempting cuisines and the booming arts, culture, and heritage scene with live theatre and music performances. Creative communities are healthy communities, prosperous, and exciting places to live, come join us in Williams Lake!
If you are interested or have any questions, we would like to offer you a virtual meet and greet with the clinic and the Division. This takes approximately 30 minutes, we can discuss incentives for our community, structuring of your patient panel, and what other specialities you may be interested in. Uniquely, Williams Lake is able to offer you a fully tailored medical practice: for example, 3 days in clinic for primary care, 1 day remote First Nations communities, 1 day in a the addictions clinic.
Live the medical career of your dreams. Practice Family Medicine in Williams Lake, BC; a well-serviced community nestled between the wild Cariboo Mountains and the rugged Chilcotin Plateau.
This clinic is a well established Family Practice in the heart of the community and is supported by a professional and experienced team. You'll be working with 3 other physicians and will be supported by an excellent MOA team, using Profile/Intrahealth EMR. The local Division is happy to help you arrange travel and living arrangements. Williams Lake is serviced by a variety of specialties, such as oncology, GPA, general surgery, gynaecology, internist, paediatrics, midwifery, nurse practitioners, urology, and child and adult psychiatry.
Williams Lake has all amenities, including a local college, an airport, and a variety of fitness and outdoor opportunities. You can’t beat the lifestyle as a family physician whether in your practice or for your family.
For more information about the general community and the medical community, please see this link to the Divisions of Family Practice web site for our area! https://www.divisionsbc.ca/cird
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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:
Clinic is open 8:30-4:30 weekdays, but hours are flexible
On call requirements:
Preference dependent; generally 1 on, 4 off
Estimated Gross Income
$300,000 Gross estimate
Rural incentives, at current posted rates, include:
Recruitment incentive: $15,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Retention fee premium: 12.32%
Retention flat fee: $18,696.48
Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) fund: up to $4,840.per year by the 4th year in practice.
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.
The Yorston Clinic:
The Yorston Clinic is a private clinic in downtown Williams Lake and is a 5 minute drive to the hospital. Clinic hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Working hours are flexible within these times. Billing is done in-house. EMR is Profile by Intrahealth. No evening or weekend hours required at the clinic. Cariboo Memorial Hospital is an Acute Care, 31-bed Hospital offering Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, Operating Rooms, Medical-Surgical and Obstetrical Units, Ambulatory Care Department, and stress testing. Other services include Lab and Diagnostic Imaging (including echo and CT scanning), Out-Patient Hemodialysis Unit, and a five-bed psychiatric crisis stabilization unit. Visiting specialty service in Rheumatology and Ophthalmology specialists.