Family Physician - Emergency

Williams Lake

Williams Lake is in BC’s Central Interior Region, otherwise known as the Cariboo Chilcotin Region, and is famous for the annual Williams Lake Stampede. There is a population of approximately 35,000 in Williams Lake and surrounding areas with a total population of 62,000 for the Cariboo Regional District. A vast array of lakes, rivers and hiking and biking trails, makes Williams Lake and the surrounding area a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to camp, fish, hunt and play during the summer months while winter months bring the enjoyment of snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, and ice fishing for the winter months. Williams Lake has something for everyone.

Practice Details:

Come join the collegial Emergency team in Williams Lake! In this rural community, you can still practice emergency medicine without CCFP-EM. We see a broad range of interesting cases involving numerous procedures and we are well supported by specialists in Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, General Surgery, Pediatrics and Psychiatry. Emergency experience would be an asset but we have the capacity to mentor new Canadian graduates or international graduates.

The Cariboo Memorial Hospital serves a population of approximately 35,000 within Wiliams Lake and surrounding areas with a catchment area of up to 62,000 in total. We see ~22,000 ER visits/year. Our 24/7 Emergency Room has the capacity to be staffed with 8 full-time emergency physicians. In this rural community, CCFP, CCRP (EM) and FRCP Emergency Physicians are all invited to practice in Williams Lake. Shifts are 8 hours but with the option to work a 12 hour shift. Our full time ER Line is 14 shifts per month with the option to take on additional shifts. You will see a broad range of interesting cases with high volume and acuity. You are well supported by specialists in Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, General Surgery, Pediatrics. The Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) is part of the rural teaching program for UBC Medical School. The ER may have medical students and residents that you can provide teaching opportunities. Within the medical community, there are many other opportunities if you desire to broad our scope of practice too.

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

Williams Lake has all amenities, including a local college, an airport, and a variety of fitness and outdoor opportunities. You can’t beat the lifestyle as a family physician whether in your practice or for your family.

For more information about the general community and the medical community, please see this link to the Divisions of Family Practice web site for our area! https://www.divisionsbc.ca/cird

Medical staff positions are covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s Expanded Public Health Order requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all health care workers effective October 26, 2021 thus requiring all Medical Staff to be fully vaccinated to work in Interior Health facilities. Offers are conditional upon you providing proof of your vaccination status and meeting all requirements of the applicable PHO Orders.

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

Email CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca

Qualifications:
  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Emergency experience
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Shifts Vary
On call requirements: Scheduled Shifts

Compensation:
Estimated Gross Income

Annual Rate of $388,527/FTE for EMEMSP (will be pro-rated for any partial fiscal year). Annual Rate of $351,277/FTE for EMEMGP (will be pro-rated for any partial fiscal year).


RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives include:
Recruitment bonus: $15,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 12.32%
Annual Retention: enter $18,696.48
Rural CME: max of $4,840.00 /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 renovation with planned completion of 2026! The CMH redevelopment project includes 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 and mental-health unit.

Currently, CMH is a Level 2 Community Hospital in Williams Lake with 28 inpatient beds. CMH hospital offers ER, OR, Med-Surg, and Obstetrical units. Lab and diagnostic imaging and outpatient Hemodialysis Unit are operated on-site.

Job ID:

IHCMH-FPEM-1088

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