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Family Physician - Surgery

Location: Creston, British Columbia

Job ID: IHCVH-FPSURG-4518

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Creston

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:

A Family Physician with Enhanced Surgical Skills opportunity exists in Creston BC! ESS with Obstetric skills for c-sections only will be considered.

Family Physicians share after hour coverage, with approx. 1:11 ER MOCAP funded call/shifts at the Creston Valley Hospital (CVH), allowing for optimal work/life balance. Excellent clinical support is provided within the Creston medical community in a most collegial atmosphere.

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 consultation to Creston patients or residents. These include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ears/Nose/Throat (ENT), Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radiology, Urology and Gastroenterology. The hospital operates a General Practitioner Surgical Day Program that includes Day Procedures and C-Sections.

We welcome your interest as a Family Physician with ESS where you can enjoy Creston's uniquely temperate climate, incomparable scenery, agricultural diversity & VQA wineries! Exceptional artists and artisans weave the fabric of Creston Valley’s culture.

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Qualifications:
    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
    • Emergency experience
    • Surgical experience
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) desired
    • Obstetric Experience - desired
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: negotiable
  • On call requirements: 1:11
Compensation:
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
    • + MOCAP
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • 300+K
  • Overhead
    • Please contact for details (% or amount per month)
  • 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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