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Family Physician - Anaesthesia

Location: Fernie, British Columbia


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Rooted in the rugged Rocky Mountains, Fernie’s panoramic mountain vistas provide the perfect place to explore. Fernie offers a unique opportunity to enjoy untouched natural beauty with year round adventures. From a world-class ski hill renowned for fluffy winter powder and summer bike trails, to rivers teaming with fish and white water perfect for rafting; outdoor recreation is a lifestyle. Fernie's tree-trimmed avenues, heritage buildings and flower lined patios, lend character and quaintness to the town, creating a storybook downtown core. Fernie’s picturesque scenery, unending avenues for adventure, and annual festivals are only enhanced by the community’s warm hospitality.
Clinic Details — Elk Valley Hospital:
The Elk Valley Hospital is a busy and challenging 20-bed, rural hospital set in the picturesque Elk Valley. The Elk Valley Hospital serves as a hub for the South Country and for the Primary and Community Health Centre’s in the neighboring communities of Sparwood and Elkford, respectively. Elk Valley Hospital services approximately 18,000 people in Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford and the south country.
Practice Details:

Come and practice in the beautiful city of Fernie. The Sparling East Medical Centre is an 8 physician clinic on Fernie's iconic main street. We are looking for a rural family practitioner to work two to three days in the clinic per week along with sharing the GP anaesthesia responsibilities at the Elk Valley Hospital. The other three GPAs are all based at Sparling East simplifying sharing of pre-op anaesthesia consults. Each physician sets their own clinic schedule balancing it with their hospital work. Our clinic offers friendly helpful MOAs, competitive overhead, and weekly support from a chronic disease management nurse and social worker. Our patient population is diverse with a mixture of young families, coal industry employees, seniors and seasonal visitors. We value quality patient care as well as quality of life. As part of your practice, you will be responsible for your inpatients when admitted (with the option to sign out to the duty doc on weekends) and patients at Rocky Mountain Villlage. You will be expected to participate in the duty doc/ hospitalist program which is equally shared among all the Fernie physicians (average is three weeks per year). The GP anesthesia practice requires that you take one quarter of elective anaesthesia slates (current rotation Mondays in January, Tuesdays in Feb, Wednesdays in March, Thursdays in April, etc). You will be part of the quarterly GP anesthesia call which is currently OR weekday plus one weekend per month. There is the opportunity to pick up dental buddy days too. If you are looking to further diversify in your practice, there is an opportunity to pick up ER shifts but this is not an expectation. For more information about the community and the medical community, please review these links. or For those interested, 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. 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)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
    • Anaesthesia experience
    • Eligible for licensure with the CPSBC. Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: GP Anesthesia 1:4
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $300,000+
  • RSA Incentives
    • Recruitment incentive: $20,000 (for full time) Relocation: $9,000-$15,000 based on move locationRetention fee premium: 16.10% Retention flat fee: $16,187.40 CME funding: to a max of $5,720 after 4 years. 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 BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs for those living and working in rural community.
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