Family Physician - Private Clinic


In the heart of the Rocky Mountains surrounded by lush forests stippled with alpine meadows, majestic waterfalls, and crystal clear lakes, is the picturesque community of Elkford. As The Wilderness Capital of BC, Elkford prides itself in attracting visitors with cameras, binoculars and sketchpads to view the raw natural beauty and diverse wildlife in the area. Elkford has a prosperous coal industry, and is home to quaint shops, a recreation centre, hot springs and the Wapiti Ski Hill. This spectacular area offers abundant outdoor recreational opportunities including world class fishing, hundreds of trails, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

Practice Details:

Exciting opportunity at the Elkford Health Care Centre (EHC) in Elkford, B.C. for physicians.

The EHC operates with a collegial and collaborative physician and nurse practitioner complement. The care team is small and cohesive with a focus on team based care. Primary responsibilities involve provision of comprehensive longitudinal primary care. Episodic urgent care is also provided on a rotating basis, covering evenings and weekends.

The team in Elkford is supported by a full time primary care RN who works to full scope of practice, to improve patient access and quality of care provided in the Elkford clinic. The team consists of social work, mental health, dietitian, diabetes educator, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, home health, public health and maternity clinic. Currently, the clinic is co-located with an IH lab department and (limited) diagnostics (xray).

The Elkford clinic exemplifies the Patient Medical Home through a Teams-based care model. The nearest emergency department is in the nearby communities of Sparwood and Fernie, where the Elk Valley Hospital provides in-patient services. Nearest facility with higher levels of care is located in Cranbrook at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Physicians working in Elkford qualify for locum coverage through the Rural Locum Program for British Columbia (42 days/year).

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.

Long term locum opportunities are also available during the recruitment period.

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  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • 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
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Flexible
On call requirements: TBD

Estimated Gross Income

Base Salary and Incentives

RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives include:
Recruitment bonus: $20,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 21.42%
Annual Retention: $32,506.38
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.

Elkford Health Care Centre:

The Elkford Health Care Centre has an interdisciplinary team that provides emergency services, ambulatory care, laboratory/ diagnostic imaging, public health, chronic disease management, mental health/substance use and Primary Care Nursing. Additional support services include a Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Respiratory Therapist, Physiotherapist and two Admin support staff.

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