Family Physician - Private Clinic


Rooted in the rugged Rocky Mountains, Fernie’s panoramic mountain vistas provide the perfect place to explore. Fernie offers a unique opportunity to enjoy untouched natural beauty with year round adventures. From a world-class ski hill renowned for fluffy winter powder and summer bike trails, to rivers teaming with fish and white water perfect for rafting; outdoor recreation is a lifestyle. Fernie's tree-trimmed avenues, heritage buildings and flower lined patios, lend character and quaintness to the town, creating a storybook downtown core. Fernie’s picturesque scenery, unending avenues for adventure, and annual festivals are only enhanced by the community’s warm hospitality.

Practice Details:

The Rocky Mountain Health Centre (RMHC) in Fernie is seeking a full scope rural family practitioner to join our collegial and supportive 6 physician practice. The ideal candidate will participate in clinical work, Emergency Department (ED), hospital, and residential care. Duty Doctor for hospital coverage is a shared responsibility by our entire physician group and generally required for two weeks annually. ED (8 hr) shifts will be shared amongst 12 physicians which allows for the flexibility to drop/swap call. Our clinic uses Intrahealth Profile EMR. We have excellent support staff and regular access to an in-clinic chronic disease RN, Primary Maternity Care RN, and community social worker. The clinic patient population is a mix of seniors, those with chronic disease, young families, athletes, and seasonal tourists.

Our clinic offers excellent teaching potential. We are affiliated with UBC Medical School and we regularly have medical students and residents. Fernie has great locum coverage with 3 permanent community locums as well as physicians who want to locum to check out our outdoors! If you are interested in being a permanent locum rather than taking on a panel, the RMHC could guarantee as much work as desired for their current 7 physician practice.

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.

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  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: TBD

Estimated Gross Income

$400,000 estimated

RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives include:
Recruitment bonus: $20,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 15.54%
Annual Retention: $24,082.56
Rural CME: max of $5,720/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.

Elk Valley Hospital:

The Elk Valley Hospital is a busy and challenging 20-bed, rural hospital set in the picturesque Elk Valley. The Elk Valley Hospital serves as a hub for the South Country and for the Primary and Community Health Centre’s in the neighboring communities of Sparwood and Elkford, respectively. Elk Valley Hospital services approximately 18,000 people in Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford and the south country.

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