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General Internist

Location: Nelson, British Columbia

Job ID: IHKLH-IM-904

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Perched on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Selkirk & Kokanee Mountains, the city of Nelson sets itself apart by offering a rare blend of outdoor adventure and cosmopolitan sophistication of arts and heritage. Downtown is lush with gardens, boutiques, and unique restaurants that offer a social feeling of big city life in a classic Victorian setting. The summer creates a mecca for hiking, golfing, and water sports while the abundant winter snow transforms the terrain at Whitewater Resort for world class skiing and winter adventures. Come to Nelson and let the story book charm and community welcome you!
Clinic Details — Kootenay Lake Hospital:

Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) is a 30-bed community hospital providing high quality health care services to residents and visitors of Nelson and the surrounding area of approximately 28,000 people. KLH has the busiest maternity services in the region with a very active integrated maternal/child health program including obstetric/gynecology and pediatric specialist support. In addition, KLH offers specialty clinics such as Healthy Heart, diabetes education, oncology and liver clinics as well as cardiac lab with stress testing, echocardiography and Holter monitoring.

Practice Details:

Fantastic opportunity for a General Internist to join the Internal Medicine department at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Working collaboratively with two existing General Internists, Nelson offers an ideal setting for the candidate with a broad interest in general internal medicine, paired with confidence in inpatient and emergency room consultations and procedures. Enjoy satisfying work in a relaxed community where inpatient for emergency patients is offered Monday – Friday. No mandatory local on-call responsibilities means ample time left for exploring Nelson, named North America’s best ski town and Canada’s best small arts and culture town, and surrounding areas. This unique vacancy offers the opportunity to practice in a small group setting, includes office, inpatient and emergency room consultations, as well as hospital-based outpatient clinics. The ideal candidate would also be interested in collaborative management of diabetic and chronic disease clinic, subspecialty welcomed, but not required. A strong tradition of teaching locally placed UBC students and residents exists at Kootenay Lake Hospital. If you are passionate about your work and are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where you can enjoy outstanding lifestyle options right in your back yard, apply today and discover the rewards of true work life balance! Come, experience both a fulfilling professional life and the ideal lifestyle in Nelson, “one of Canada’s hidden gems”. Locum opportunities now available too! 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 Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full time
  • On call requirements: None
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $300,000
  • Additional Incentives
    • Rural Incentives include: Recruitment bonus: $15,000 (for full time) Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location Fee Premium: 11.48% Annual retention fee: $13,215.12 CME funding: CME funding: Up to 2 years $600; In 3rd & 4th year $3,600.00; after 4 years $6,600.00 Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for loan forgiveness programs. **Rural Incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.**
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