The quiet community of Creston is located south of Kootenay Lake, sheltered between the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains. These breathtaking, snow-capped mountain peaks combined with fields of grain, and deep clear lakes, afford those who call the Creston Valley home ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventures. Wetlands provide the perfect habitat for birds and bird watchers alike, and the abundant farms and orchards support a farm to table lifestyle creating a welcoming community of grounded, hardworking people. Creston takes pride in its many local artisans skilled in areas such as blacksmithing, pottery, quilting, and painting, hosting annual events to display their creations.
Creston Valley Hospital (CVH) is a 20-bed Acute Care Hospital with an active 24-hour Emergency Department. All Creston GP's provide routine clinical care within the practices of their medical clinic, and provide approximately 1:11 on call emergency services. Acute patient services at CVH include GP Surgery/Anesthesia/Low Risk Obstetrics, inpatient services, and Dialysis. Local Diagnostics are provided through laboratory services, imaging, ultrasound. Support departments at the hospital include pharmacy, dietary, physiotherapy and occupational therapy as well as other ancillary services.
Enhanced skills in OBS appreciated, not required
** 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.
Doctorate in Medicine
Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
-ATLS - Desired
-Emergency Experience - Desired
Pediatric Advance Life Support (PAL) - Desired
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
ER approx. 1:11
Estimated Gross Income
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) - 16.66%, Retention Flat Fee $25,282.74, Relocation Incentive Available: $20,000
Creston Valley Hospital:
CVH is a 20-bed Acute Care Hospital with 24-hour on call physician emergency services. Acute patient services include Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Dialysis. Diagnostics are provided through imaging, ultrasound and lab. Support services are provided through pharmacy, dietary, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Visiting specialists provide General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ears/Nose/Throat, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Urology and Gastroenterology consultations to the Creston population. The hospital operates a General Practitioner Surgical Day Program that includes Day Procedures, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and C-Sections.