Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Squamish is seeking family physicians to join our medical community. Family physicians in Squamish provide many services, and we are currently in need of physicians with interest/experience in obstetrics and/or sports medicine, and/or oncology, and/or emergency medicine to join our team. Squamish is a growing community approaching a population of 25,000 located in the scenic Sea to Sky Corridor.

Elaho Medical Clinic is a multidisciplinary office with five family physicians, physiotherapists, massage therapists, audiology services, a chiropractor, and an osteopath. Each family physician typically works 2-3 days per week in the office and has two examination rooms during their office hours. The office space includes a procedure room, a small kitchen, and a bathroom with a shower. The physicians use Intrahealth Profile electronic medical records.

Squamish General Hospital is a 16 inpatient bed rural hospital with an 11 bed emergency department and an obstetric ward that attends to almost 400 births/year. Local specialist back up includes FP Anesthetists and Obstetrician/Gynecologists, with access to Psychiatry, Orthopeadic, and Pediatric supports. There are three family practice clinics in town and a walk-in clinic which is jointly operated by our local family physicians. Squamish family physicians enjoy a diversity of practice, blending clinic and hospital work in a manner which affords patients significant continuity of care, and which ensures practitioners have the support of a robust, collegial medical community.

Squamish residents are privileged to live less than an hour from Whistler’s world-renowned downhill ski & snowboard terrain, and the Callaghan Valley Cross Country Ski area. Outside of ski season, mountain bike terrain of all kinds is easily accessible, while those who prefer climbing, hiking, kayaking, kiteboarding, sailing or paddle boarding, can easily stay entertained.

Consider all that a practice in the Sea to Sky corridor has to offer, whether for work or for play!

Facility Type: Clinic (primary); Hospital - inpatient care, ER (optional), OB (optional); other primary care clinics in the community (optional)

Specialty: General Family Practice, with opportunities in Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care

Sub-Speciality: FP Anesthesia (optional)

Qualifications and Experience Required for GP opportunities in the specialties:

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS):

-Mandatory for ER

Anaesthesia Experience :

-Mandatory for FP Anesthesia

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS):

-Mandatory for ER

Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PAL)

-Mandatory for ER (or APLS)

For family physicians committed to having a family practice locally, there are skill enhancing opportunities in the ER and OB through the REAP program and through shift-sharing with experienced local physicians.

Interested applicants, please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below.

Please include with your application a cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead
Varies and negotiable. Typically $5000-6000/month for a family physician working 2-3 days/week in the office.
Billing Split
Typically 30/70 split for office work, and 15/85 split for hospital work for locum physicians.

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
Recruitment Incentive
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Live and work in BC


Located along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway in southwestern British Columbia, Squamish is the gateway between the Vancouver region and Whistler, and the official site for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The downtown core of Squamish is made up of restaurants, small shops, and businesses, with the larger chains and amenities situated close to the highway. The surrounding area is a natural paradise for the outdoor lover, with opportunities for windsurfing, white water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking and more.

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