Locum 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:

The Cranbrook UPCC has fantastic opportunities for family practice physicians to do short-term locums in beautiful Cranbrook, BC!

As a General Practice Physician locum, you will work with members of the inter-professional care team at the Cranbrook Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC). This state of the art clinic provides urgent and episodic care to the community of Cranbrook. The UPCC team consists of Family practitioners (FPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurse team lead, primary care registered nurses (RNs), social workers (SWs), Occupational Therapist, Mental Wellness Clinician, medical office assistants (MOAs), and a dedicated operational manager.

You can choose flexible locum dates through July, August and September and we welcome both full time and part time availability. This flexibility allows you to indulge in Cranbrook’s abundant outdoor recreational activities in your time outside of work.

Cranbrook is surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, offering endless hiking, biking and camping opportunities. The many rivers and lakes surrounding Cranbrook are ideal for a day spent on the water, whether that be rafting, paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing. Explore the charming town of Cranbrook and enjoy food trucks, local artisans, farmer’s markets and quaint restaurants.

You have the flexibility to propose your own schedule and add a little vacation into your locum!

We will reimburse transportation costs to and from the community, meals while travelling, accommodation, and in-community transportation (rental care or personal vehicle mileage). Please reach out to us for details.

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.

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

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

Hours of work: No Details
On call requirements: N/A

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Community Incentives: Rural content
Rural Incentives include:
Recruitment bonus: $20,000
Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Fee Premium: 14.00%
Annual Retention: $21,246
Rural CME: max of $5,720/year after 4 years in practice

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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