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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Emergency

Role and Facility Information

We have an ideal FP Emergency Medicine opportunity in Salmon Arm! Our current vacancy could be filled by a candidate interested in full time Emergency work, or interested in part time Emergency work plus part time community work in a choice of clinics. Our busy Emergency is well staffed and we see a wide variety of presentations, include a moderate amount of trauma from boating, highway, ski hill accidents. We are supported by General surgeons, Anesthetists, Radiologists and Internists. Typically the high-level trauma is diverted to one of the larger hospitals nearby. CCFP-EM or experience would be welcome but we also have experience in mentoring new graduates. The successful candidate should have their ATLS, ACLS and PALS; we highly recommend also having a basic Ultrasound course.

We are a collegial team and while we plan day/night shifts equally, there is some capacity to accommodate special requests with the help of our scheduler and using an on line schedule system. There are opportunities to pick up extra shifts. We currently have 3 shifts: 8:00-4:00 (day), 4:00-11:00 (evening) or 11:00-8:00 (nights) and we are working on building in overlap shifts on weekends between 12-8 pm. In addition to Fee for Service, we have MOCAP funding for after hour shift hours, and we have REEF (Rural Enhanced Emergency funding) to help us compensate for some services. For REEF details please enquire since funding can be redirected to other priorities periodically. Due to the busy nature of the ER, we are invariably always on site during a shift, but on overnight shifts, it is mandatory that you be on site.

Shuswap Lake General Hospital (SLGH) is a newly renovated 40-bed, Level 2 Community Hospital in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Area. Located in Salmon Arm, between Kamloops and Revelstoke, the hospital services a catchment population of approximately 37,000. The hospital features two operating rooms, a modern computed tomography (CT), Echocardiography, Level 2 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with three beds, and there are visiting clinics for Orthopedics, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics. In emergency situations this community and physicians are supported by the High Acuity Response Team (HART).

Salmon Arm is an amazing place to live and raise a family, and the cost of housing is modest! But importantly, it is also a great place to work. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!



Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
$300,000+ (assuming full time); estimated Gross

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$15,000 Max.
Recruitment Incentive
$10,000 (prorated if not full time)
Other Benefits/Incentives
Provincial Rural incentives also currently include Rural CME up to a max of $4,400/year after 4 years in practice. All rural incentives rates are subject to change.

Live and work in BC

Salmon Arm

Situated in a lush valley on the shores of beautiful Shuswap Lake, the city of Salmon Arm the economic hub of the Shuswap Lakes region. Panoramic lake views, rolling farm land and forested mountains attract visitors from around the world as does Salmon Arm’s wide variety of cultural, seasonal, and outdoor recreation opportunities. From hiking to boating, to the annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, there is no shortage of opportunities for building a healthy lifestyle in this family-friendly community. Salmon Arm's economy is a diverse mixture of forestry, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Come and experience outstanding wilderness scenery, countless recreational activities, and plentiful shops and boutiques; all enriched by a friendly, warm and welcoming community.

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