Family Physician - Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC)


Cranbrook, situated in the stunning Kootenay region of British Columbia, offers a lifestyle rich with cultural and outdoor adventures, backed by a strong sense of community. This unique place isn't merely a location but a setting where dreams flourish, and life brims with possibilities.

The landscape around Cranbrook is a playground for the active soul, with Wasa and Moyie Lakes for water enthusiasts, and the St. Mary River providing a scenic route for canoeing and kayaking. The nearby mountains offer trails for hiking, biking, and rock climbing, while winter brings skiing and snowboarding adventures along the Powder Highway.

Cranbrook’s cultural life pulses with energy, from local art galleries and performances to unique brewpubs and cafés. The community is engaging, offering events and activities that welcome newcomers and integrate them into the local fabric.

Families benefit from Cranbrook’s reputable K-12 education system, including public and private schools. Newcomers find a warm welcome through various events and volunteer opportunities, with housing options ranging from affordable single-family homes to condos and townhouses, catering to diverse preferences.

Embrace a lifestyle where breathtaking scenery and plentiful activities integrate seamlessly with a warm, welcoming community. This singular blend makes Cranbrook make it an unparalleled place to call home.

Practice Details:

Balance and flexibility is important so come a join the team at the Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) in Cranbrook either part-time or full-time depending what works with your schedule.

The UPCC team consists of family physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurse team lead, primary care registered nurses (RNs), 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.

Imagine a career as a family physician that bends to the rhythm of your life, where the balance between professional fulfillment and personal wellbeing isn't just a dream, but your daily reality.

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)
  • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Part time
On call requirements: NA

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives include:
Recruitment bonus: $20,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 14.00%
Annual Retention: $21,696.00
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.

Cranbrook Urgent and Primary Care Centre:

The Cranbrook UPCC is part of the East Kootenay (EK) Primary Care Network (PCN) a collaborative partnership between the EK Division of Family Practice, Interior Health, and the Ktunaxa Nation. The Cranbrook UPCC will operate within ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa, the homeland of the Ktunaxa people.

The target population for the Cranbrook UPCC will be a general population with services that span the care continuum. The service model comprises of:
• Longitudinal full service primary care for patients attached to the UPCC. These services will be provided during regular business hours 08.30-17.00, 5 days a week.
• Urgent and Episodic Primary Care for the general population. Urgent and episodic care will be provided from 08.30-20.00 on weekdays and 09.30-20.00 on weekends and public holidays.

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