Family Physician - Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC)

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:

Exciting family physician opportunity in Williams Lake at the new Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC)!

As a Family Practice Physician, you will work with members of the care team at the Williams Lake Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC). This state of the art clinic will provide urgent, and episodic care to the community of Williams Lake. This is an excellent opportunity for physicians to work as part of an interprofessional team in a new, modern space.

The UPCC team will consist of family practitioners (FPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurse team lead, primary care registered nurses (RNs), physiotherapists, social workers (SWs), medical office assistants (MOAs), and a dedicated operational manager. The team will focus on members of the general population with non-life threatening illnesses or injuries who need access to same-day care, including those who are unattached.

Flexible four-hour shifts in a seven-day-per-week model will fit into all types of work and lifestyles. We invite you to bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to our new clinic. Be part of a cohesive team of clinicians who each have their own unique role and scope in the provision of patient care. You’ll work together to ensure that the patient’s urgent needs are met in the most effective way possible.

At our UPCC, you are invited to redefine what it means to be a dedicated physician. Our flexible model allows you to tailor your hours to complement your existing practice or personal commitments.

Our UPCCs are not just a place of work; they are dynamic and supportive environments where professional growth is as much a priority as patient care.

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.

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 The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Flexible
On call requirements: N/A

Estimated Gross Income


Williams Lake Urgent and Primary Care Centre:

Our new UPCC will be located on the corner of Mackenzie and Cameron Street and features a large purpose-built design with many exam rooms and an abundance of free parking.

The new Williams Lake UPCC will see patients who might normally go to a family doctor or nurse practitioner for their ailment, if an appointment had been available. Patients will typically be seen by a physician, but they may also be seen by a physiotherapist, a nurse, a social worker or other clinician, depending on the nature of their injury or illness.

There is an increased number of team-based care available by referral at the Urgent Primary Care Centre for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries that need same-day care. With a hybrid walk-in and phone-in access model, patients will have choices and low-barrier access to care.

The team provides care for:
• Less serious injuries
• Lacerations/wounds/skin conditions
• Infections
• Minor pediatric illness/injury
• Women’s health
• Culturally safe care

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