Williams Lake’s population is about 11,000, with 25,000 in the surrounding area. We are an intersection of 3 major highways: Highway 97 going north to Prince George, Highway 97 going to south to Kamloops and Highway 20 going west to Bella Coola. The surrounding area is spectacular, incredibly varied, and the reason most of us live here. Outdoor and backcountry opportunities abound! For more information about Williams Lake check out www.williamslake.ca .
Far Away from the Everyday, check out Tourism Williams Lake for information on local activities including: Mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, water sports, SUP, camping, skiing (cross country & downhill), Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, canyon rafting, farm tours, Jet boat adventures, Eco tours, Grizzly tours and the Stampede!
Exciting opportunities for rural Family Practice Physicians in Williams Lake, BC
You can practice rural family medicine in a small, well established, collegial clinic alongside several experienced family practice and specialist physicians. In addition to your clinical work, there are numerous opportunities to build the practice of your dreams which could include maternity, long term care, oncology, palliative care, ER, and other areas of interest. The team support from the local surgeons, obstetricians, paediatrician, internist, and psychiatrist is outstanding.
The Cariboo Memorial Hospital is currently going through a major redevelopment and expansion to modernize spaces and services. Four new surgical services have been added for local options for surgical needs. The surgical services program includes, General Surgery, OBGYN, Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, and Ophthalmology. Our Primary Care planning has flowed over 4 million dollars in the system to support the primary care teams.
You can end your work day by grabbing Sushi or Indian take-out and head out with your kayak or paddle board and enjoy one of the nearby lakes. The region is exquisitely beautiful and widely diverse. You can visit galleries, unique shops and eateries, enjoy the Stampede and explore the endless outdoor adventures and activities that are readily available year-round. Countless lakes offer boating and swimming in addition to the many fishing opportunities for anglers, trollers and fly- fishers alike. Well maintained biking trails are one of the Caribou’s hidden treasures. Walking, hiking, and birdwatching along these trails are popular summer activities. Aurora watching/photography is unparalleled in winter and the hundreds of miles of trails also provide amazing winter opportunities for snowshoeing, x-country skiing and snowmobiling.
For more information about the general community and the medical community, please see the Divisions of Family Practice web site for our area! https://www.divisionsbc.ca/cird
Or watch this video from local physicians sharing their thoughts about working and living in Williams Lake, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Airpm7TQeKc.
Family Physicians in this community are strongly encouraged to support IH services, including rural ER, LTC, OAT, Maternity, etc., as part of their community practice. For more information on what IH services are provided in this community, please contact your IH or Division recruiter.
For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.
Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca
Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Hours of work:
Full Time or Part Time
On call requirements:
Preference dependent; generally 1 on, 4 off
Estimated Gross Income
$300,000 Gross estimate
Rural Incentives Include:
Recruitment bonus: $15,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 12.32%
Annual Retention: $18,696.48
Rural CME: max of $ 4,840/year after 4 years in practice
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 loan forgiveness programs
Cariboo Memorial Hospital:
Cariboo Memorial is “Under Construction” with planned completion of 2026! The CMH redevelopment project includes and an addition to the existing hospital as well as renovations to the existing facility. The addition will add 25 in-patient beds for a total of 53, a new emergency department, mental-health unit and cancer department. NEW (July’23) Maternity Clinic – dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support to expectant mother in the Cariboo region.
Currently, CMH is a Level 2 Community Hospital in Williams Lake with 28 inpatient beds. CMH hospital offers ER, ICU, OR, med-surg, cardiology unit and obstetrical units. Lab and diagnostic imaging on site; outpatient hemodialysis unit operated on-site. Residential beds are embedded within med-surg unit on second floor of hospital.
Deni House is adjacent to CMH, embodies a resident centered philosophy designed to help people function at their highest level and provide the best quality of life. Deni House has 13 private and 5 3-bed rooms. Nine of the beds are designated as short stay including 2 palliative beds, and ALCP’s (2beds).