Family Physician - Emergency


Surrounded by lakes and mountains, Nakusp is fondly referred to as the “Hidden Gem” of the Kootenays. The Arrow Lakes and surrounding area offer beautiful scenery and a wide array of outdoor recreational opportunities. Nakusp is a vibrant business community with year-round amenities and a warm, friendly community. Experience summer like you never have before with world-class fishing, horseback riding, and golfing. Winter turns Nakusp into a virtual wonderland with great ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. After a day in the snow, the soothing waters of the Nakusp Hot Springs are an attraction for tourists and residents alike.

Practice Details:

Nakusp is seeking one Family Physician for general rural practice. The successful candidate(s) will work with a private clinic group and provide ED/LTC/inpatient services at Arrow Lake Hospital. There is strong collegial support between physicians that allows for work/life balance. Physicians share after-hour coverage through an on-call schedule, working approximately 1:4 schedule. The call demands are very reasonable and it is rare to be called in after 10 p.m. The office is modern with an excellent, friendly staff, including a Social Worker, a Registered Nurse and a Physiotherapist. Our EMR is MedAccess. Our community 24/7 ED has recently had a $2M upgrade and is supported by funding from an excellent auxiliary. Public health, Long Term Care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, mental health, laboratory, and diagnostic services are available in our hospital. We qualify for the Locums for Rural BC program. A turn-key practice is ready for you. Please inquire for your opportunity to practice rural medicine in an outstanding setting.

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  • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
  • Current CPSBC License CMPA mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: No Details
On call requirements: 1:4 approx

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives Include:
Recruitment Bonus: $20,000 (based on FTE)
Relocation: $9,000-15,000 (based on move location)
Fee Premium: 21.42%
Annual Retention Fee: $33,194.88

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.

Saddle Mountain Medical Clinic:

Private Clinic

Job ID:

PNAK-FP-4652 & IHALH-FPEM-4038

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