Internal Medicine

Salmon Arm

Situated in a lush valley on the shores of beautiful Shuswap Lake, the city of Salmon Arm the economic hub of the Shuswap Lakes region. Panoramic lake views, rolling farm land and forested mountains attract visitors from around the world as does Salmon Arm’s wide variety of cultural, seasonal, and outdoor recreation opportunities. From hiking to boating, to the annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, there is no shortage of opportunities for building a healthy lifestyle in this family-friendly community. Salmon Arm's economy is a diverse mixture of forestry, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Come and experience outstanding wilderness scenery, countless recreational activities, and plentiful shops and boutiques; all enriched by a friendly, warm and welcoming community.

Practice Details:

Become a part of the dynamic General Internal Medicine team at Shuswap Lake Hospital! If you are passionate about your work, enjoy working within a strong team and are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where the lifestyle opportunities are endless, this may be the position for you!

The Internal Medicine group consists of five dedicated and collegial professionals. Our community and GP run hospital hosts a full time Emergency Department, General Surgery, Obstetrics, and Anesthesia. The successful candidate will share inpatient call with the group and provide outpatient consultations in a private office on your own schedule. There are existing opportunities to do outreach clinics in other regional facilities, with provincial funding support through NITAOP and the RSLP. Along with providing an IM consultative service, we provide critical care services including central lines, transvenous pacemakers, non-invasive ventilation, etc. and stabilization of critical care patients, however we do not currently support ventilated patients. Cardiac diagnostics (Holters, ECGs) as well as stress testing are available. There are no Internal Medicine subspecialists within our community, which means we have a very diverse and interesting practice. This leaves room to accommodate most subspecialty niches and special skillsets including bronchoscopy, endoscopy, echocardiography, etc.

The ideal candidate will be a true general internist, with comfort providing prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide breadth of diseases and conditions. This individual should be motivated in becoming a strong member of the local medical community, have an interest in providing robust Internal Medicine inpatient care hospital services, coupled with a desire to provide outpatient services.

A 1:6 call schedule and clinic flexibility easily translates into a strong work-life balance; a philosophy shared by the Shuswap Lake Hospital Internal Medicine group. The abundance of all-season recreational and family opportunities provides many healthy options for time away.

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

Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: 1:6

Estimated Gross Income

Competitive, plus MOCAP level 1

RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives include:
Recruitment bonus: $10,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 max. depending on move location
Fee Premium: 8.12%
Annual Retention: $12,583.68
Rural CME: up to $3,000.00 in 3rd and 4th year, and $6,000.00 after 4 years

*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.

Shuswap Lake General Hospital:

Shuswap Lake General Hospital (SLGH) is a newly renovated 40-bed, Level 2 Community Hospital in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Area. Located in Salmon Arm, between Kamloops and Revelstoke, the hospital services the surrounding draw population of approximately 37,000 people. This hospital offers a 24-hour new Emergency Department with a registered nurse triage, laboratory and Radiology (X-ray), Surgical, Acute Care beds, Ambulatory and Outpatient Care, Obstetrical Care and Diagnostic/Paramedical Services. The on-site medical team includes local surgeons, internists, and radiologists. Additional features include two operating rooms, a modern computed tomography (CT), Echocardiography, Level 2 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with three beds, and has visiting clinics that include Orthopedics, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics. Internists and Family Physicians hold University of British Columbia (UBC) clinical appointments hosting medical students, residents, and General Internal Medicine (GIM) Fellows.
In emergency situations this community and physicians are supported by the High Acuity Response Team (HART).

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