Williams Lake is in BC’s Central Interior Region, otherwise known as the Cariboo Chilcotin Region, and is famous for the annual Williams Lake Stampede. There is a population of approximately 11,000 residents locally, and 25,000 residents in the surrounding areas. A vast array of lakes, rivers and hiking and biking trails, makes Williams Lake and the surrounding area a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to camp, fish, hunt and play during the summer months while winter months bring the enjoyment of snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, and ice fishing for the winter months. Williams Lake has something for everyone.
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
Eligible for licensure with PSBS; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
Hours of work:
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 (CMH) is under renovation with planned completion of 2026! The CMH redevelopment project includes 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. A new Maternity Clinic has been added – dedicated to providing centralized 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, OR, Med-Surg, Cardiology Unit and Obstetrical units. Lab and diagnostic imaging and outpatient Hemodialysis Unit are operated on-site.
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).