Family Physician - Emergency


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.

Practice Details:

Come experience Creston !!! A vibrant, exciting, and active community in the HEART of the Kootenays! Our collegial physicians await the opportunity to share their professional practice with YOU !

Creston B.C. is the heart of the Creston Valley, boasting wide plains coupled with gently undulating land benches to the breathtaking Skimmerhorn Mountains with the pristine & accessible Kootenay Lake at our doorstep!

Creston offers unique temperate 4 season climate & incomparable scenery! Agricultural diversity including award winning farmer's market, five wineries, organic dairy farms & local grains! Exceptional artists, artisans, and musicians all weave the fabric of Creston Valley’s culture.

Unlimited recreation abounds! From incredibly clear waters of Kootenay Lake at your backdoor to skiing at 5 ski hills nearby! Spring to Winter there are outdoor adventures for everyone! Plus an exceptional swimming facility, ice arena, ball diamonds, destination skate board park & so much more!

Creston Valley's 20-bed Acute Care Hospital has an active 24-hour Emergency Department. Our GP's provide approximately 1:11 on call ER coverage. Acute specialized services: GP Surgery/Anesthesia/Obstetrics including low risk C-Sections & inpatient service; dialysis, imaging, ultrasound, pharmacy, dietary, physiotherapy, occupational therapy & other ancillary services.

Enhanced skills in OBS appreciated, not required

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
  • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
  • Emergency experience
  • Current CMPA license CMPA mandatory PALS desired
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: No Details
On call requirements: ER approximately 1 in 11

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives Include:
Recruitment Bonus: $20,000 (pro-rated if not full time)
Relocation: depending on relocation
Fee Premium: 16.66%
Annual Retention Fee: $25,818.24

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.

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.​

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