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:

Creston has a unique climate and incomparable scenery along with agricultural diversity, award winning farmer's market, VQA wineries and exceptional artists and artisans. Enjoy unlimited recreational resources: clear waters of Kootenay Lake at your backdoor, accessible skiing in several locations nearby, state-of-the-art swimming facility, ice arena, curling, several active ball diamonds, and a recently opened destination skate board park! 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.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
  • Emergency experience
  • Obstetric experience
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: No Details
On call requirements: 1:11

Estimated Gross Income

Approx $300,000

RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives Include:
Recruitment Bonus: $20,000 (pro-rated if not full time)
Relocation: $9,000-15,000 (based on move location)
Fee Premium: 16.6%
Annual Retention Fee: $25,282.74

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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