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:

Locum opportunities are available for General Surgery at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in beautiful Williams Lake. Whether you are thinking of your next long-term career opportunity or enjoying helping out communities in need with short-term coverage while trying out different locations, come for a locum and check us out!

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 experience in a collegial supportive group and welcoming community setting where you can enjoy endless lifestyle opportunities, inquire 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 closest tertiary hospital is RIH and is 3 hours away.

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

Locum opportunities are currently available for the following dates:
• May 16 @ 0800 to May 21 @ 0800
• June 10 @ 0800 to June 18 @ 0800
• July 4 @ 0800 to July 7 @ 0800
• July 15 @ 0800 to July 21 @ 0800
• August 2 @ 0800 to August 6 @ 0800
• August 28 @ 0800 to September 3 @ 0800
• September 19 @ 0800 to September 24 @ 0800

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

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

Estimated Gross Income


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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