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Family Physician - Anaesthesia

Location: Lillooet, British Columbia


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Lillooet’s legendary mountain scenery, history and vibrant community make it a wonderful place to live, work and play. Encapsulated by breathtaking mountains and nestled on the banks of the Fraser River, Lillooet is brimming with amusement for people of all ages. Hundreds of kilometers of trail systems and surrounding wilderness provide incredible opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, ice climbing, and endless opportunities to explore. With early spring, warm dry summers, long mild autumns and short winters with just a touch of snow, Lillooet has one of the most pleasant climates in Canada. The economy of Lillooet is based on forestry, farming and tourism creating a down to earth and welcoming community.

Clinic Details — Lillooet District Hospital and Health Centre:
The Lillooet District Hospital is a six-bed community hospital providing standard and emergency medical services 24-hours per day. Additional services include Maternity Care, Medical Imaging (X-ray, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring), Laboratory, Day Surgeries, Dietician/Diabetes Educator, Mental Health and Addictions, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Home and Community Care, Home Support, Residential Care, Palliative Care and Respite Care. Attached to the hospital is the 22 bed Mountain View Lodge Residential Care Facility.
In emergency situations this community and physicians are supported by the High Acuity Response Team (HART). HART team consists of dedicated, highly trained critical care nurses responding with a BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) basic life support ambulance team to provide ground or air transport for acutely ill and injured patients from outlying rural and remote communities to higher levels of care. When required, a respiratory therapist will also be called in to assist. This advanced level of support allows the physician to stay in the community while knowing that his/her critically ill patients are being transported by a team of specialists. HART nurses for this community are based at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, where they support the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit when not involved in patient transports.
Practice Details:

We are seeking a Family Physician with emergency room and GPA skills to complement our existing team of physicians at our full service rural hospital in Lillooet. In a smaller supportive site such as our hospital, you will provide GP Anesthesia with the support of a GP Surgeon and another GP Anesthetist. The GP Anesthesia call is after hours all days, but availability is flexible and split between another GP Anesthetist. ER work is a requirement as a part of a 24/7 group call system and regular GP clinic work is available. Our site is an R2 Family Practice teaching site. This position will be available by September 2020 but an earlier start date could be negotiated. In this position you will have an opportunity to help the surgical program grow within the province wide Rural Surgical and Obstetrical networks initiative. 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. In addition to the provincial Rural Practice Program incentives noted below, General Practitioners are entitled to 38 days rural locum coverage for vacation coverage. If you cover some ER shifts, there are additional funds from a Rural Emergency Enhancement fund. 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
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
    • Eligible for full licensure with CPSBCCoverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Please Enquire
  • On call requirements: Please Enquire
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
    • Rural Locum Program
    • + Medical On Call Availability Program, Level One (MOCAP, Level 1)
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $400,000 gross possible if full time
  • Overhead
    • % share of clinic overhead costs
    • % of billings
    • 32% of clinic and hospital FFS billings
  • RSA Incentives
    • Recruitment Incentive: $15,000 (if full time),Relocation: $9,000- $15,000 based on move locationRetention Fee Premium: 13.97%Annual Retention Flat Fee: $14,040.81Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) max of $4,840 after 4 yrs, Amounts stated above are current at time of printing. Current rates will be confirmed at time of offer.
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