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Family Physician - Emergency

Location: Lillooet, British Columbia

Job ID: PLIL-FP-1153

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Lillooet is a vibrant community with an approximate population of 2,500 and has a surrounding catchment population of approximately 5,000. Encapsulated by breathtaking mountains and situated on the banks of the Fraser River the Town of Lillooet is home to wild adventures. Lillooet is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast interested in anything from fishing, canoeing, hiking and mountain biking, to snowmobiling and ice climbing. The surrounding wilderness also provides incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing and bird watching. Current economy is based on forestry, tourism and farming.

Lillooet's climate includes the sunny skies of the Interior and hot dry summers where the temperatiures average around 25-30°C. The winters are generally moderate, with little snow and with temperatures range from-15 to +5°C due to the moderating influences of the coast. With Lillooet often boasting 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, the town often wins the title of Hot Spot in Canada. With early spring, warm dry summers, long mild autumns and short winters with just a touch of snow, Lillooet could be considered as having one of the most pleasant climates in Canada.

Drive times to major centres include: ~3.5 hours to Vancouver (321 km), 1.5 hrs to Whistler (131 km), and 2 hrs to Kamloops.

Facility 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 skills to complement our existing six physicians at our full service rural hospital in Lillooet with world-class wilderness at your doorstep for skiing, hiking, fishing, white-water kayaking and mountain biking.

In a smaller supportive site such as our hospital, we have a General Practice Surgeon and Anesthetist on staff. The call schedule is currently 1-in-6 with regular schedule includes one week off every 6th week.

The High Acuity Response Team (HART) mentioned above, enables the physician to stay in the community, knowing that his/her critically ill patient is being transported by a team of specialists.

Rural physician recruitment and retention benefits are outlined below except for the additional 38 days rural locum coverage for holidays. In addition to the Rural Practice Program incentives noted below, the community also offers a $10,000 signing bonus and some housing funding for the first three months - please enquire for additional community incentives details.

Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Emergency experience
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: 9:00-5:00 but negotiable
  • On call requirements: 1:5 - 1:6 (one in five). Medical On Call Availability Program, Level One (MOCAP, Level 1)
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
    • Rural Locum Program
    • + Medical On Call Availability Program, Level One (MOCAP, Level 1) payment of $616 per 24-hour on call availability.
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $250-$350K, estimate only
  • Compensation Disclaimer
    • Income will depend on individual practice
  • Overhead
    • Please enquire
  • RSA Incentives
    • Recruitment Incentive: $15,000 (if full time),
    • Relocation to max of $15,000
    • Retention Fee Premium: 13.97%
    • Annual Retention Flat Fee: $14,040.
    • Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) max of $4,840 after 4 yrs,
    • Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund (REEF)
    • Rates can change and current rates will be confirmed at time of offer.
  • Additional Incentives
    • Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.
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