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Family Physician - Emergency

Location: Creston, British Columbia

Job ID: PCRE-FP-4100

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The quiet community of Creston is located south of Kootenay Lake, sheltered between the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains. These breathtaking, snow-capped mountain peaks combined with fields of grain, and deep clear lakes, afford those who call the Creston Valley home ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventures. Wetlands provide the perfect habitat for birds and bird watchers alike, and the abundant farms and orchards support a farm to table lifestyle creating a welcoming community of grounded, hardworking people. Creston takes pride in its many local artisans skilled in areas such as blacksmithing, pottery, quilting, and painting, hosting annual events to display their creations.

Facility Details — Creston Valley Hospital:

CVH is a 20-bed Acute Care Hospital with 24-hour on call physician emergency services. Acute patient services include Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Dialysis. Diagnostics are provided through imaging, ultrasound and lab. Support services are provided through pharmacy, dietary, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Visiting specialists provide General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ears/Nose/Throat, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Urology and Gastroenterology consultations to the Creston population. The hospital operates a General Practitioner Surgical Day Program that includes Day Procedures, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and C-Sections.​

Practice Details:

Creston has a unique climate and incomparable scenery along with agricultural diversity, award winning farmer's market, VQA wineries and exceptional artists and artisans. Enjoy unlimited recreational resources: clear waters of Kootenay Lake at your backdoor, accessible skiing in several locations nearby, state-of-the-art swimming facility, ice arena, curling, several active ball diamonds, and a recently opened destination skate board park! Creston Valley Hospital (CVH) is a 20-bed Acute Care Hospital with an active 24-hour Emergency Department. All Creston GP's provide approximately 1:11 on call emergency services. Acute patient services at CVH include GP Surgery/Anesthesia/Low Risk Obstetrics, inpatient services, and Dialysis. Local Diagnostics are provided through laboratory services, imaging, ultrasound. Support departments at the hospital include pharmacy, dietary, physiotherapy and occupational therapy as well as other ancillary services.

Leadership Development Opportunities 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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    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Emergency Experience is desired
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: 9:00 - 4:00 Monday - Thursday
  • On call requirements: 1:11
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
    • + MOCAP for after hour ER shifts
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Approx $300,000
  • RSA Incentives
    • Community Incentives: Rural content
    • Rural Incentives include:
    • Recruitment bonus:$20,000
    • Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
    • Fee Premium: 16.66%
    • Annual Retention: $16750.44
    • Rural CME: max of $5720 /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
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