Family Physician - Emergency

Lillooet

Lillooet’s legendary mountain scenery, history and vibrant community make it a wonderful place to live, work and play. Encapsulated by breathtaking mountains and nestled on the banks of the Fraser River, Lillooet is brimming with amusement for people of all ages. Hundreds of kilometers of trail systems and surrounding wilderness provide incredible opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, ice climbing, and endless opportunities to explore. With early spring, warm dry summers, long mild autumns and short winters with just a touch of snow, Lillooet has one of the most pleasant climates in Canada. The economy of Lillooet is based on forestry, farming and tourism creating a down to earth and welcoming community.

Clinic Details — Lillooet District Hospital and Health Centre:

The Lillooet District Hospital is a six-bed community hospital providing standard and emergency medical services 24-hours per day. Additional services include Maternity Care, Medical Imaging (X-ray, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring), Laboratory, Day Surgeries, Dietician/Diabetes Educator, Mental Health and Addictions, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Home and Community Care, Home Support, Residential Care, Palliative Care and Respite Care. Attached to the hospital is the 22 bed Mountain View Lodge Residential Care Facility.

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 Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, where they support the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit when not involved in patient transports.

Practice Details:

Come and join the Lillooet Medical Clinic team in our 5 physician family practice! You will have the rewarding opportunity to practice full-service rural medicine in a unique community with more than 50% indigenous population and a growing population of young families, moving north from the Lower Mainland. The clinic hours are 9:00 to 5:00. The office and call schedule can vary weekly with ED on call rotation as well. CCFP-EM is not required and you are well supported with the back up of a GP surgeon and GP anesthesiologist. There are no clinic days scheduled after your on-call shifts in the ED. Within our medical community, there is local access to surgical services, anaesthesia, opioid alternative clinic, MAID, maternity, outreach to the First Nations reserves, visiting specialists (paediatrics, rheumatology, psychiatry, Internal Medicine) and virtual support available 24/7. Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre serves a population of approximately 4600 from the surrounding area; with 6 acute care beds, ED 24/7 and Long term care facility attached to the Hospital. The ED sees about 450 patients per month. The interdisciplinary team is cohesive and supportive. We have Family Practice residents pass through our centre every year, offering teaching opportunities if desired. Lillooet is situated along the Fraser River on the rain shadow side of the Coastal mountains and only four hours north of Vancouver, 2 hours from Whistler and Kamloops. The stunning mountains and backdrop offer access to hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, skiing. Our mild weather and stunning surroundings are quickly making us very popular in BC. There is a full service rec centre, two elementary schools and one high school. The community is warm and welcoming, with six restaurants, an award winning winery with its own restaurant, and a brewery coming this year. As a rural physician and part of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice you have access to a number of educational opportunities; including Rural CPD Program from UBC, Practice Support Program to name a few. 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! https://divisionsbc.ca/rural-and-remote/communities/western-interior Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation!

Qualifications:

•Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)

•Doctorate in Medicine

•Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)

•Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)

•Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)

•Emergency experience

•Obstetric experience

•Eligible for licensure with CPSBC

•Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory

Call Schedule:

•Hours of work: 9:00 - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri

•On call requirements: 9:00 - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri

Compensation:

•Payment Structure: Fee for Service plus MOCAP

•Estimated Gross Income: $200,000 to 350,000 depending on patient volume.

•Overhead: please enquire

Rural Incentives include

  • Recruitment bonus: $15,000
  • Relocation: $9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
  • Retention Fee Premium: 13.97%
  • Annual Retention Flat Fee: $16,075.71
  • Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) max of $4,840 after 4 yrs
  • Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund (REEF)

Rates can change and current rates will be confirmed at time of offer.