Williams Lake

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!

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 Hospital is a 28 bed hospital offering emergency, an intensive care unit, operating rooms, medical-surgical and obstetrical units, and ambulatory care services. Other services at the hospital include stress testing, lab and diagnostic imaging (including echo and CT scanning), out-patient hemodialysis and a five-bed psychiatric crisis stabilization unit. There is 24-hour general surgery and obstetrical specialist coverage, full-time radiology, and a pediatric specialist. There are also visiting ophthalmology, rheumatology and psychiatry specialists.

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