Family Physician - Emergency

Our Williams Lake ER team is inviting GP Emergency physicians to provide locum service in our ER while we recruit to fill our current vacancy. CCFP-EM is not required but our ER is busy so some experience is required. Additional travel and accommodation incentives are available during this recruitment period. Working in our ER, you will experience a broad range of interesting cases involving numerous procedures and you will be well supported by specialists in Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, General Surgery, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.

The Cariboo Memorial Hospital serves a population of approximately 16,000, and we see ~22,000 ER visits/year. When fully staffed, our 24/7 Emergency Room is staffed with seven full-time emergency physicians. Monthly full time would include the equivalent of 11-12 shifts/month (hours vary from 8-12 hours) for an estimated gross income of $30,000 (including after hour stipends) Option to pick up extra shifts. We schedule overlap during particularly busy times.

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.


  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  • Emergency experience

Call Schedule:

  • Hours of work: Shifts
  • On call requirements: 10-12 shifts /month; more possible


  • Payment Structure: Fee for Service + after hour stipends
  • Estimated Gross Income: Estimated $30,000/month gross if doing full time shift equivalent
  • Overhead: n/a
  • Travel and Accommodation at government rates during recruitment phase.

Set in the heart of the Frontier, amid lakes and rolling ranch land, Williams Lake has been the focal point of the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions since the turn of the century. Here you will find a relaxed friendly atmosphere and ample opportunity for fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Explore pristine forests, lakes and rivers in the temperate summer, and experience snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Williams Lake has retained its magical western frontier character while becoming the modern commercial centre and transportation hub of the Cariboo. Hometown hospitality mixed with high-quality life style make this an ideal place to raise a family, start a business or retire.

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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! Apply now!