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Family Physician - Anaesthesia

Location: Williams Lake, British Columbia


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Williams Lake
Williams Lake is the largest city in the Cariboo-Chilcotin and growing! With a current population of 11,000 and surrounding population of 30,000 Williams Lake serves as a business, industrial, and service hub for outlying communities all while continuing to offer affordable housing prices. Located amidst sparkling lakes and rolling ranch land, all easy to enjoy as one of the sunniest places in the province, with roughly 314 sunny days each year. A recreation mecca with world-class mountain biking trails, hiking, fishing and three pristine golf courses plus incredible amenities including a university, regional airport and a newly renovated pool and fitness center. Enjoy a walk downtown amongst quaint shops, retail stores, art galleries, and a variety of tempting cuisines and the booming arts, culture, and heritage scene with live theatre and music performances. Creative communities are healthy communities, prosperous, and exciting places to live, come join us in Williams Lake!
Facility Details — Cariboo Memorial Hospital:
Cariboo Memorial Hospital is a 31-bed hospital offering emergency, an intensive care unit, operating rooms, medical-surgical and obstetrical units, and ambulatory care services. Other services at the hospital include stress testing, lab and diagnostic imaging (including echo and CT scanning), out-patient hemodialysis and a five-bed psychiatric crisis stabilization unit. There is 24-hour general surgery and obstetrical specialist coverage, full-time radiology, and a pediatric specialist. There are also visiting ophthalmology, rheumatology and psychiatry specialists.
Practice Details:

Come join the collegial Anesthesia team in Williams Lake! In this rural community, and with your GPA residency year, you can practice GP Anesthesia 2 days a week, with only 1 night of call/week and 1:5 weekend call. We work in a stimulating environment where we see an unusually broad range of cases as GPAs, ensuring we maintain our skills. We support complex surgical and OB/Gyn cases with appropriate support, as well as airway management of critical care patients in the ER. We also do scope sedation for colonoscopies gastroscopies. An OR day is typically 5-7 cases/day and scope sedation is typically 10-12 /day.

Experience would be an asset but we have the capacity to mentor new Canadian graduates. To round out your professional life, can pick up ER shifts or build a part time community practice. The successful applicant can expect a highly collaborative and interactive medical setting as well as opportunity to educate medical students.

The Cariboo Memorial Hospital Surgical services a catchment area of about 50,000 and our 24/7 Emergency sees ~22,000 ER visits/year.

Williams Lake has all amenities, including a local college, an airport, and a variety of fitness and outdoor opportunities. You can’t beat the lifestyle as a family physician whether in your practice or for your family. For more information about the general community and the medical community, please see this link to the Divisions of Family Practice web site for our area!

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

    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Anaesthesia experience
    • GP Anesthesia Training required
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: .5 FTE; more available if willing to do the associated on-call.
  • On call requirements: 1:5-1:6
  • Payment Structure
    • Service Contract
    • with on call funding
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Group Clinical Services Contract ~ + MOCAP
  • Overhead
    • No overhead cost
    • applies to hospital based work; community work is negotiated separately.
  • RSA Incentives
    • Rural Incentives apply and they currently include:
    • Recruitment bonus: $15,000 (prorated if only planning part time)
    • Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
    • Fee Premium: 12.88%
    • Annual Flat retention fee: $11,260
    • Rural CME: max of $4,840/year after 4 years.
    • Rural incentives rates are subject to change annually and current rates are noted at time of hire.
    • Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs for those living and working in rural community.
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