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.
Excellent shared practice opportunity for a doctor who enjoys rural family practice, including hospital rounds. Family practitioner looking to job share by splitting an established full time practice. Practice in a group setting with physiotherapy, social work and mental health support. OB not required but could be accommodated. ER work not required.
This would be a practice sharing and overhead sharing opportunity. Ideally the hours of work would be 4-5 half days per week, with some additional charting / paperwork outside of those hours, which can be done from home. Some of the half days could be combined into a full day. This is a flexible arrangement, which can accommodate less work if desired.
Practice sharing partner is hoping to cover each other for holidays, which would mean working closer to full time for 6-10 weeks each year.
Additional income opportunities are available, including the doctor of the day program, surgical assists and paid committee work.
Nelson is known for its 4 season recreation: kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding in the summer, hiking and biking in the spring and fall, and skiing and snowboarding our well-known snow-covered mountains in the winter. Nelson also has a vibrant arts and music scene and fantastic food culture. We really do have something for everyone!
Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
Current CPSBC license
Hours of work:
half days 4-5 days/week. Flexible, some half days can be combined into full days
On call requirements:
Estimated Gross Income
Rural Incentives Include:
Recruitment Bonus: $7,500 (pro-rated if not full time)
Relocation: $9,000-15,000 (based on move location)
Fee Premium: 11.34%
Annual Retention Fee: $17,209.26
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.
Nelson Medical Clinic:
Onsite tenants include: lab, pharmacy, acupuncture, massage therapy, structural integration, chronic disease nurse, dietician, hearing clinic and respiratory services. Treatment room available for use. Clinic hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.