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Family Physician - Private Clinic

Location: Merritt, British Columbia

Job ID: PMER-FP-155

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Rolling hills, sparkling lakes, and endless hours of sunshine every year make Merritt a haven for four-season outdoor recreation. The summer offers some of the best sailing and windsurfing in North America, and nearby Nicola Lake offers endless choices for water activities. The area is also known for the beautiful horseback riding opportunities as well as camping, and fishing. An almost endless trail system renowned for mountain biking and hiking, is also at your fingertips. Winter brings champaign powder and opportunities for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and curling. Merritt enjoys a thriving arts community, with an art gallery located in Merritt’s historic Court House, and an active Arts Council, the communities’ arts are flourishing.
Clinic Details — Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre:
Merritt currently has 6 physicians working in clinics located in our downtown centre. Clinics are less than 2 kilometers from the hospital. The clinics service a population base of approximately 20,000 people.

Hospital: Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre is a 24-hour Level 1 community hospital with a 24-hour Emergency Room. This facility has eight Acute Care beds, six stretcher beds in the Emergency Room. The hospital also provides inpatient and outpatient services for Laboratory, Electrocardiogram (ECG) Service, Radiology, Physiotherapy, and Spirometry. Additional services include Home Care, Home Support, Public Health, Diabetes and Dietician Teaching, as well as Mental Health services. There is Residential Care facility locate only 3 kilometers from the Hospital.

Kamloops is the nearest tertiary referral site. Hospital transportation is supported by an Ambulance Station that is located on same property as the hospital. In emergency situations, a helicopter and the High Acuity Response Team (HART) are dispatched from Kamloops to transport the patient from the site to an advanced centre for additional acute care.
Practice Details:

We are looking for a physician to join us at our 4-physician clinic. The clinic is fully computerized and fully paperless with a Telus MedAccess EMR. The office has 6 examination rooms plus a procedure room for minor procedures. Hours of work are 0800 - 1700, although hours are flexible. ER shifts are 24 hours and there is a minimum expected two shifts per month. Local physicians rotate through inpatient weekend call, currently 1/6. Merritt currently has 7 physicians. Our clinic is located in the Downtown core, less than 2 km from the hospital. The hospital services a population of approximately 20,000 people.

    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
    • Emergency experience
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • On call requirements: 1:6 (one in Six)
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $4000,000 to $600,000
  • Additional Incentives
    • Recruitment Incentive $15,000Retention Fee Premium: 12.5% Retention Flat Fee $14,383.53 Relocation Stipend: $9,000-$15,000 (based on move location) generous incentives around rural emergency work including Medical On-Call/Availability Program (MOCAP), Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund (REEF). Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.
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