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.
Flexible options at this five-GP clinic in downtown Nelson. Design the practice that suits your lifestyle and financial goals. Full time practice, long-term locum, practice-sharing and part-time practice all possible.
Lucrative New-to-Practice Salaried contract 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.
Work in a newly established Primary Care Network (PCN) multidisciplinary environment with in-clinic support from a Social worker and primary care Nurse, among other allied health professionals.
• Collegial, well established clinic
• Two exam rooms and one office per physician
• Diverse services on site (including audiology, pharmacy, lab, respiratory services)
• MedAccess EMR
• Skilled and capable staff including chronic disease manager, billing expertise and dedicated business/financial manager. We do medicine -- not paperwork!
Primary Care Network Opportunity
Kootenay Boundary (KB) is an early adopter of the Primary Care Network (PCN) approach, with teams of FPs, NPs, RNs, Allied Health, Aboriginal Health Coordinators and other clinical staff working together to increase patient attachment and improve patient care, access, and cultural safety in clinics across the region. To date, 30+ PCN staff have already been hired into the PCN and provide about 5,000 patient encounters per quarter, and more hires are underway. The KB PCN is based on a co-location model, building teams within existing primary care clinics. A learning culture approach, fostered through the KB PCN Learning Lab, links all PCN partners and encourages innovation, collective learning and spreading of successes.
Perched on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Selkirk & Kokanee Mountains, the city of Nelson sets itself apart by offering a rare blend of outdoor adventure and cosmopolitan sophistication of arts and heritage. Downtown is lush with bookstores, boutique shops, and unique restaurants that offer the bustling feeling of big city life in a charming small-town setting.
Summer creates a haven for hiking, golfing, and water sports while the abundant winter snow transforms the terrain at Whitewater Resort for world-class skiing and winter adventures. Come to Nelson and let the storybook charm and community welcome you.
Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
Current CPSBC license
Hours of work:
Flexible up to full time, 5 days/week
On call requirements:
Inpatient with shared call group on weekends
Estimated Gross Income
Rural Incentives Include:
Recruitment Bonus: $15,000 (based on FTE)
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.