Orthopedic Surgeon

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:

Cariboo Memorial Hospital is recruiting for an Orthopaedic surgeon to join our team. The successful candidate will be a general orthopaedic surgeon. Subspecialty training in Foot and Ankle, Arthroplasty, and/ or Trauma will be considered assets.

The successful applicant is expected to:

• Provide MOCAP level one on-call coverage
• Teach medical students and residents during their orthopedic surgery rotations

Discover the rewards of career satisfaction working in a strong culture of teamwork while delivering excellence in care in a small town community with an abundance of outdoor activities!

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

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

  • • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Be willing to work as a team with the orthopaedic surgery group, physician colleagues, and other allied health professionals • Be capable of dealing with general orthopaedic trauma • Be able to work within the existing OR and on-call structure • Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) • Doctorate in Medicine • Licensure with CPSBC and coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: To be discussed with qualified applicants

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Recruitment bonus: $15,000 (for full-time)
•Relocation: $9 -$15,000 max. depending on move location
•Fee Premium: 12.32%
•Annual retention fee is up to $18, 696.48
•CME funding: to a max of $4,840 after 4 years

*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.

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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