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:

Our current OB-GYN team is looking for a full-time OB-GYN to start in July 2023 to replace a long-time OB-GYN retiring after a long career at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Come for a visit or a locum and check us out!

We are three established OB-GYN in a modern office within the 28-bed hospital. We use Accuro EMR. We serve a catchment area of ~55,000. We share 1-in-3 call, and we have ample OR time and can provide our patients with timely surgery. We do consulting obstetrics only, therefore call is usually not onerous: you take call from home and will sleep most nights, thanks to our excellent Family Physicians and ER Doctors.

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.

There are opportunities to teach and engage with learners of varying disciplines.

Williams Lake is located in the southern third of the province, which means the summers are hot, and the winters are snowy but not frigid. We are one of the sunniest places in the province. Mountain biking, skiing and water sports are just some of the many recreation opportunities available.

We have stunning scenery, reasonable housing prices, and low office costs. Rural incentives and Level 1 MOCAP-funded call are bonuses.

Click here to get a feel for life in Williams Lake: http://physicianintransition.ca/category/williams-lake/

**options to join existing private practices**
**locum opportunities also exist**

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!

** 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 Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Obstetric experience
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full time
On call requirements: Shared 1:3 call

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Retention Premium: 12.32%
Retention Flat Fee: $18,696.48
Relocation Funding : Max of $15,000 paid as follows: $15,000 to physicians relocating from outside of Canada, $12,000 to physicians relocating from outside of BC, but within Canada, $9,000 to physicians relocating within BC
Recruitment Incentive: Up to $15,000 based on eligibility

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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