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General Surgeon

Location: Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Job ID: IHSLH-GS-4404

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Salmon Arm
Situated in a lush valley on the shores of beautiful Shuswap Lake, the city of Salmon Arm the economic hub of the Shuswap Lakes region. Panoramic lake views, rolling farm land and forested mountains attract visitors from around the world as does Salmon Arm’s wide variety of cultural, seasonal, and outdoor recreation opportunities. From hiking to boating, to the annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, there is no shortage of opportunities for building a healthy lifestyle in this family-friendly community. Salmon Arm's economy is a diverse mixture of forestry, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Come and experience outstanding wilderness scenery, countless recreational activities, and plentiful shops and boutiques; all enriched by a friendly, warm and welcoming community.
Facility Details — Shuswap Lake General Hospital:
Shuswap Lake General Hospital (SLGH) is a newly renovated 40-bed, Level 2 Community Hospital in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Area. Located in Salmon Arm, between Kamloops and Revelstoke, the hospital services the surrounding draw population of approximately 37,000 people. This hospital offers a 24-hour new Emergency Department with a registered nurse triage, laboratory and Radiology (X-ray), Surgical, Acute Care beds, Ambulatory and Outpatient Care, Obstetrical Care and Diagnostic/Paramedical Services. The on-site medical team includes local surgeons, internists, and radiologists. Additional features include two operating rooms, a modern computed tomography (CT), Echocardiography, Level 2 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with three beds, and has visiting clinics that include Orthopedics, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics. Internists and Family Physicians hold University of British Columbia (UBC) clinical appointments hosting medical students, residents, and General Internal Medicine (GIM) Fellows.
In emergency situations this community and physicians are supported by the High Acuity Response Team (HART).
Practice Details:

We are looking for a true broad based community general surgeon to work in

Salmon Arm, one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Our practice includes

work that generally falls under the umbrellas of ob/gyn, urology, plastics, ENT and

GI. We do C-sections and are happy to teach you how.

We aim to do 1 in 4 call because we like to see our families and experience life.

Because of where we work, we get a rural retention premium for our billing,

allowance for CME and an on-call stipend (MOCAP).

We do endoscopy (no ERCP) and laparoscopic procedures. We are very good at

helping each other with more complex procedures. If you are new to the business

we are happy to mentor you. We can be help with office space.

We are supported by 4 Internists as well as full spectrum Diagnostic Imaging

(except for MRI service). Tertiary sites in Kelowna and Kamloops are both within 1.5

hr drive. There is teaching potential with medical students and with residents in


Come live and work where others only vacation!

**Locum opportunities also available**

    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Surgical experience
    • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License (Full)
    • Canadian Medical
    • Protective Association (CMPA) (Mandatory)
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Negotiable up to full time
  • On call requirements: 1:4
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Estimated gross is $350,000
  • Compensation Disclaimer
    • Income various depending on overall practice; Please enquire for REEF details.
  • RSA Incentives
    • Rural Subsidiary Incentives:
    • Recruitment Incentive - $10,000 (if full time)
    • Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
    • Retention Fee Premium - 9.24%
    • Annual Flat Fee - $10,109.55
    • Rural CME: 4,400/year max after 4 years.
    • Rural incentives are current at time of posting but are subject to change.
    • Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.
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