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.

Practice Details:

You will play an integral role in a collaborative and cohesive team of dedicated healthcare professionals, all driven by a shared passion for delivering the highest standard of care to our young patients. Our kindhearted and skilled nurses provide invaluable support, ensuring that every young patient receives the utmost comfort and attention during their stay. By collaborating with specialists from various fields, such as neonatology, cardiology, and oncology, we approach complex cases with a multidisciplinary perspective, delivering holistic care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Within our team, you will experience the spirit of teamwork and a collective commitment to pediatric medicine during medical rounds, case conferences, and interdisciplinary meetings. Here, you will have the opportunity to contribute your expertise, exchange ideas, and collaboratively develop the most effective treatment strategies for our patients. This open and collegial atmosphere fosters an environment of continuous learning and professional growth, empowering you to expand your skills and stay at the forefront of pediatric care.

Your role as a mentor will be crucial in shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals. You will have the opportunity to guide and support medical students, residents, and other aspiring pediatricians, imparting your knowledge and instilling in them the values of compassion, empathy, and excellence in patient care.

If you are an empathetic and patient-focused pediatrician seeking a phenomenal career opportunity, we invite you to join our team at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Take part in our commitment to excellence, innovation, and compassionate patient care. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! Email your CV to It's better here!

Are you interested in being a pediatrician at Kootenay Lake Hospital but prefer part-time hours? We welcome and accommodate that preference as well! We understand that work-life balance and flexibility are essential, and we value the contributions of talented pediatricians seeking part-time opportunities.

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.

  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Licensure, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC); and mandatory coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association. If you’re a US-trained physician with ABMS certification in pediatrics, you may be eligible to practice medicine in British Columbia under the USA certified class.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: The opportunity for part-time or full-time practice awaits.
On call requirements: An average of 6 to 10 days per month, tailored to your preference.

Estimated Gross Income

Anticipate an estimated gross annual income ranging from $250,000 to $400,000, determined by a fee-for-service payment structure plus MOCAP level 1.

RSA Incentives

Recruitment incentive: $15,000*
Relocation: determined by your current location, the relocation allowance ranges from $9,000 to $15,000
Fee Premium: 11.34%
Annual retention fee: $17,209
RCME funding: up to 2 years $600, in 3rd & 4th year $3,600, after 4 years $6,600

* Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at the time of offer.

Kootenay Lake Hospital:

Explore a fulfilling career at Kootenay Lake Hospital, a thriving community healthcare facility with 30 acute care beds. Our hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare services to Nelson and the surrounding area, consisting of approximately 28,000 residents and visitors. Committed to serving our community and beyond, KLH offers vital medical services, ranging from emergency care to advanced treatments, ensuring the utmost well-being of our patients. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, we provide a comprehensive array of services, including state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, cutting-edge laboratory services, transformative surgical procedures, tender-hearted maternity care, and more. With a new cardiovascular ultrasound system coming this fall, we will be well-positioned to expand our cardiology offerings as well. Our team of specialists covers diverse fields such as obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, ophthalmology, neurology, radiology, emergency medicine, and oncology. Additionally, we regularly host visiting specialists for general surgery, orthopedics, and urology. Join our team of skilled and empathetic healthcare professionals and experience the gratification of working in a warm and community-oriented environment, making a profound impact on the health and wellness of the vibrant Nelson community.

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