In Nelson, BC, adventure and culture unite in perfect harmony. The town of Nelson is set on the shores of the gorgeous Kootenay Lake and surrounded by the spectacular Selkirk Mountains. It’s no surprise that this hamlet on the Powder Highway is consistently ranked “Best Ski Town in North America”. The area boasts cat, heli and backcountry skiing, as well as ice climbing, glacier trekking, winter fishing and fat biking. Nearby Whitewater Ski Resort stands as a premier destination for winter athletes, offering a thrilling playground of breathtaking terrain for adventurous skiers and snowboarders alike. Mountain biking in Nelson is the stuff of legend. Showcased in many mountain bike films, Nelson trails offer everything from gentle railway grades to steep, rooty technical tracks. Kokanee Springs, an acclaimed championship course, captivates with awe-inspiring fairways and meticulous greens. Plunge into the pristine embrace of Kootenay Lake, where tranquility and discovery await through kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. Ainsworth Hot Springs is a short drive from Nelson, where wellness bathers can soak in the natural pool or explore the steam cave with stalactites dripping from the ceiling. Nelson has earned a reputation as a cultural centre, boasting its own arts college and fine arts centre, a range of theatres, galleries, festivals and cultural events all born out of the creative genius of Nelson’s innovative population. Artists, moviemakers, authors, and community champions never fail to celebrate the beauty and character of this alluring spot. Small in population but big in terms of foodies, Nelson is reputed to have more restaurants per capita than Manhattan or San Francisco. Locals are as fervent about their coffee as they are about their mountain activities, and Nelson is home to over 20 establishments that specialize in serving coffee. Nelson is a city where life is unhurried and people say “hello” to strangers. Come and experience a city where the spirit of camaraderie and friendly interactions create an inviting atmosphere that feels like home from the moment you arrive.
Are you interested in working in a family practice clinic providing longitudinal care while living in a beautiful town with amazing recreational activities? Then consider joining KMMD! We are currently seeking one physician to fill a full or part-time role within our clinic.
KMMD is a long-term, well-run clinic, served by two family physicians with two excellent MOA staff. As part of the Primary Care Network, KMMD has access to PCN resources. Opportunity to take over a full-time (0.8) position with a panel of about 760 patients. There is also the option to take over part of the position and a portion of the patient panel.
The patient population is well-established and appreciative. Current physicians have their own panels but do cross coverage when required. The clinic's current physicians provide hospital coverage for patients related to the practice but do not cover obstetrics or emergency shifts.
The clinic uses Intrahealth profile EMR and overhead is very reasonable given the efficiency of a small clinic.
Lucrative New-to-Practice Salaried contracts available (up to full-time) to physicians who don't have an established patient panel in BC. Care for up to 800 patients under a 2-year salaried contract with generous recruitment incentives for new grads (Additional $25,000 sign-in bonus and up to $130,000 in debt repayment - including private loans and line or credits). Enquire for details.
Nelson is the kind of place people come to from all over the world and quickly begin dreaming of spending the rest of their lives here. Beautiful summer weather, endless hiking, mountain biking, parks, and beaches to explore. The yellow larches come out in all their brilliance in October and November is Burger Month. The alpine and Nordic skiing start in December, and the period leading up to the holidays is magically snowy as we and our well-known local ski hill, Whitewater, are located on the Powder Highway. If you haven’t been here, it is a small town with the amenities of a big city, great for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, music, and coffee lovers alike. You’ll find cute artisan shops, outdoor gear stores, farmer's markets, and so much more!
** 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.
Hours of work:
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
•$200,000 to $450,000 depending on hours worked and patient volume.
Rural Incentives include:
•Recruitment bonus: $15,000 (pro-rated on FTE)
•Relocation$9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
•Fee Premium: 11.34%
•Annual retention fee: $ 17,209.26
In addition to the above incentives, Rural CME support is also provided in increasing amounts reaching a max of $4,840/year by your 5th year in practice. Current rural incentives rates are confirmed at time of offer and are subject to change annually. Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for loan forgiveness programs.
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 BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs for those living and working in rural community.
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