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Family Physician - Emergency

Location: Kaslo, British Columbia

Job ID: IHVHK-FP-3003

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Kaslo is a rural village nestled on Kootenay Lake, surrounded by the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains, making the outdoor adventure options virtually limitless.Take a houseboat, kayak, or canoe out on the lake, hike at one of the area's many provincial parks, or soak up revitalizing minerals at Ainsworth Hot Springs. Old world charm and community spirit characterize the town with its clean tree lined streets and heritage houses. As the region’s first city during the silver boom in the 1890’s, Kaslo has a colourful culture and history is an important part of this community. Boasts the type of lifestyle offered by clean streets, safe parks, pristine nature, Kaslo is the kind of community where everyone is your neighbour.
Facility Details — Victorian Community Health Centre:
The Victorian Community Health Centre is a 20-bed, multidisciplinary public clinic offering a variety of services in one location. This community is supported by the High Acuity Response Team (HART) - an advanced level of support allows the physician to stay in the community while critically ill patients are transported by a team of specialists.
Practice Details:

Seize this Family Practice contract opportunity in Kalso, BC! We have a .33 FTE vacancy in Kaslo as of April 1, 2021. Our two full time service contracts are shared by 4 family physicians allowing for a very comfortable practice and plenty of time for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy this beautiful area. Four physicians provide primary care, urgent care and ER services. Rural incentives are in addition to the contract, and, the office space, administrative support and overhead costs are provided by Interior Health. We schedule our work week over 7 and there is no evening or night shifts. Kaslo physicians have access the provisional Rural GP Locum Program RGPLP for vacation coverage.

The Victorian Community Health Centre is part of the Primary Care Network (PCN) and provides Social Work support, primary health nursing, group medical visits, chronic disease management, physiotherapy, mental health, public health nursing, and home and community care. The Centre has a three bed Emergency Room, an 18 bed residential care facility with two beds for Palliative Care with one doubling as Respite Care. Acute in-patient care and obstetrics are provided by physicians who practice at the Kootenay Lake Hospital one hour away. Lab and X-ray services are provided weekly. Visiting health professionals include occupational therapy, a respiratory technician, an internist, a foot care nurse, a diabetes education nurse, a dental hygienist, and a dietitian.

This part-time salaried position can be combined with other current opportunities such as a contract to conduct Geriatric Assessments in the same region, and/or to lead the Eating Disorder Multidisciplinary Clinic. Other general and subspecialty part-time options are available as well.

Kaslo is a picturesque community where outdoor adventure options are virtually limitless. Drive times to major centres are: 1 hour to Nelson, 1.5 hours to the airport in Castlegar, and 5 hours to Kelowna.

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.

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
    • Emergency experience
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Part Time
  • On call requirements: 1:4
  • Payment Structure
    • Clinic service contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Service contract
  • Overhead
    • Overhead costs associated with private practice only
  • RSA Incentives
    • Rural Incentives include:
    • Recruitment bonus: $ 20,000 (if full-time)
    • Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
    • Fee Premium: 22.82%
    • Annual Retention: enter $ 22943.88 amount (based on full-time)
    • Rural CME: max of $ 5720/year after 4 years in practice
  • Additional Incentives
    • 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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