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.
Fantastic opportunity to craft half of your practice (.50FTE) as a General Practioner in Oncology (GPO), working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team in an expanding, evolving, dynamic learning environment and innovative model of care that incorporates virtual technology.
You will primarily work at Kootenay Lake Hospital, yet be affiliated and collaborate with a group of approximately 5 other GPO’s within the Kootenay Boundary region. The successful candidate will be a physician with compassionate instincts who engages people in a deep meaningful way and enjoys working in a collaborative care team that is committed to excellence.
The applicant must be a General Practioner in Oncology (GPO) or a General Practioner open to completing the Enhanced Skills Oncology training (the Department is willing to support the development of the successful applicant). Interior Health is committed to the vision of improving access to services in collaboration with BC Cancer Agency, enhancing the continuum of cancer care throughout the Kootenay Boundary Region. As a GPO, you will provide medical care to patients which includes, but is not limited to; diagnostic procedures, implementation, management and monitoring of treatment plans as well as pain and symptom management.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team and make a difference to an entire region in the naturally beautiful surroundings of the Kootenay Boundary area. You will enjoy a lifestyle that most people only dream about!
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.
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- Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
- Doctorate in Medicine
- Eligible for licensure with CPSBC
- Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
- Hours of work: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m
- On call requirements: There is no on-call service or evening work associated with this role
- Payment Structure
- Clinical Contract
- Estimated Gross Income
- Rural Incentives include:
- Recruitment incentive: $15,000 if full time.
- Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 (based on move location)
- Fee Premium: 11.48%
- Annual retention fee: $ 13,215.12
- CME funding: Up to 2 years $440, in 3rd & 4th year $2,640, after 4 years $4,840
- 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.**