General Surgeon

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:

We have an excellent opportunity for a General Surgeon to join our team at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. There are currently 2 full time General Surgeons at the site. If you are passionate about your work and are looking for a broad surgical practice in a collegial supportive group and welcoming community setting where you can enjoy endless lifestyle opportunities, apply today and discover the rewards of true work life balance!

There is a balance between office, endoscopy and operating room procedures, with 5 OR and 5 endoscopy days available at CMH per month in addition to bi-monthly ACU days for minor procedures. There is a requirement to perform endoscopic procedures, including on call management of GI bleeds. The current General Surgeons have a combined office practice and a new addition would be welcomed into joining the group. There is also an optional teaching component with 3rd year medical students as well as residents through UBC. The closest tertiary hospital is RIH and is 3 hours away.

We are excited to add new graduates or experienced general surgeons to our team in Williams Lake.

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!

** This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order

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  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
  • Doctorate in Medicine
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: 1 in 3

Estimated Gross Income

Competitive, plus MOCAP level 1

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 $19,092.48
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.

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