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Family Physician - Emergency

Location: Princeton, British Columbia

Job ID: PPRI-FP-4141

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Princeton is a small town rich in history and beauty, with an approximate population of 3,000 people and has a surrounding catchment population of approximately 6,000.
Situated at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where the Tulameen and Similkameen Rivers meet, the Town of Princeton is recognized as The Southern Gateway to B.C.’s Interior. Visitors are attracted throughout all the seasons by the abundance of activities from fishing, hiking and cycling in the nearby provincial parks, to the many events, tournaments and fairs which bring the community together throughout the year. With a vibrant retail and services sector that reflects the needs of residents, the business community and tourists you can easily find whatever you need from fine restaurants, to family run shops filled with local produce. The primary industries in the area are forestry and mining, which are expected to develop and expand in the near future bringing many new families to the area. Drive times to major centres are: approximately three and a half hours to Vancouver (283 km); two hours to Kelowna (167 km); one hour and fifteen minutes to Penticton (112 km); and five hours and fifteen minutes to Seattle, Washington (392 km).

Facility Details — Princeton General Hospital:
Princeton General Hospital is a six-bed, Level 1 Community Hospital in the Okanagan Health Service Area. Located south west of Penticton, the hospital offers Acute Care, Laboratory, X-ray and 24-hour Emergency Services.
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 Penticton Regional Hospital, where they support the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit when not involved in patient transports.
Practice Details:

The community of Princeton is currently staffed with four General Practitioners and one Nurse Practitioner and is seeking a Family Physician for our busy clinic and hospital. We have a 6 bed inpatient hospital with a 24 hour Emergency Room, which is attached to the Cascade Medical Centre. Our main referral centre is Penticton, which is located about 75 minutes drive away. Princeton has a variety of visiting clinics for medical specialists on a regular basis, with more to come.

The Cascade Medical Centre is a primary care clinic offering a wide range of services for acute and chronic care. This clinic is supported by a recently updated EMR (MedAccess), a full complement of administrative support staff and is conveniently attached to the Princeton General Hospital. The Cascade clinic offers appointments for regular office visits, Rapid Access appointments, chronic disease management/complex care visits as well as appointments for minor procedures.

For those interested, there may be opportunities to do outreach, locums or other short-term work within other Interior Health Communities.

    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
    • Emergency experience
    • Eligible for full or provisional licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia;
    • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
    • For those interested, there may be opportunities to do outreach,locums or other short-term work within other Interior Health Communities.
Call Schedule:
  • On call requirements: N/A
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $250,000 - $400,000 (depending on work volume)
  • RSA Incentives
    • Recruitment incentive: $20,000
    • Retention fee premium: 16.07%
    • Retention flat fee: $14,045.40 (eligibility requirements apply)
    • Amounts stated above are current at time of printing as per Ministry of Health and Interior Health policies and are subject to change. Please contact us for current information
    • Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.
  • Additional Incentives
    • Relocation funding: $15,000
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