Located on Highway 3A on the eastern shores of Kootenay Lake, Crawford Bay is a unique community that attracts artisans, nature lovers and tourists alike. The village is encased largely by forest and its downtown is mostly comprised of artisan shops earning Crawford Bay the moniker "Artistic by Nature." Attracting creative souls, visitors can witness glass blowing, broom-making, copper enamelling, blacksmithing and weaving.
Along with its charming downtown, it is also home to the Kokanee Golf Resort, a championship 18-hole golf course with on-site accommodations and the opportunity for wildlife spotting, from deer to eagles to bears. Crawford Bay is also graced with a beautiful, sandy beach and marina inviting visitors to take a dip in Kootenay Lake's gloriously warm summer waters. Or venture a few miles from town to explore nearby attractions such as the Glass House at Boswell, Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, or the Ainsworth Hot Springs on the west side of Kootenay Lake. Crawford Bay is also home to a historic fall fair that dates back to 1910 and features a juried display of produce and homemade goods. Or get a little groovy at the Starbelly Jam, a music festival with something for the whole family. Activities such as camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and even snowmobiling in winter gives even more reason to visit Crawford Bay.
The East Shore Community Health Centre is owned and operated by Interior Health and serves the wider East Shore of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of BC. We are looking for Family Practice Physician(s) to join the team in Crawford Bay (flexible fte up to 1.0). Currently the Health Centre is a full-service family practice clinic with Family Physicians and a Nurse Practitioner who provide services 5 days a week.
The East Shore Community Health Centre has a dedicated MOA support staff with the use of the Interior Health profile EMR. There are several other established services available on site:
• Community Home Care nursing (part-time)
• Laboratory & ECG; once / week
• Local part-time private practice physiotherapist
• Mental Health counsellor (part-time)
The hope is to find a suitable physician who is interested in working part-time. Depending on the location that you choose to live, you will have the opportunity to join the medical staff in Creston or Nelson.
This is a great opportunity for you to build an all-age, diverse patient panel and help shape the future of the East Shore clinic!
If you are looking for further information about the area, please view this website, http://kootenaylake.bc.ca/
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!
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.
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
Rural Incentives include:
- Recruitment bonus of $20,000 (if full-time)
- Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Retention Premiums: 23.10%
Annual retention fee: $23,225.40
*Current incentives are subject to change and confirmed at time of offer.*
East Shore Community Health Centre:
The East Shore Community Health Care Clinic is 15 minutes from the Kootenay Bay Ferry terminal and 1 hour drive from Creston. It serves a series of remote and rural lakeside hamlets located along a 80 km stretch of road on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake.