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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Williams Lake is the largest city in the Cariboo-Chilcotin and growing! With a current population of 11,000 and surrounding population of 30,000 Williams Lake serves as a business, industrial, and service hub for outlying communities all while continuing to offer affordable housing prices. Located amidst sparkling lakes and rolling ranch land, all easy to enjoy as one of the sunniest places in the province, with roughly 314 sunny days each year. A recreation mecca with world-class mountain biking trails, hiking, fishing and three pristine golf courses plus incredible amenities including a university, regional airport and a newly renovated pool and fitness center. Enjoy a walk downtown amongst quaint shops, retail stores, art galleries, and a variety of tempting cuisines and the booming arts, culture, and heritage scene with live theatre and music performances. Creative communities are healthy communities, prosperous, and exciting places to live, come join us in Williams Lake!

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 visiting Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, Urology and Orthopedic specialists. There is also a pediatric psychiatrist and an adult psychiatrist.

Exciting opportunities for rural Family Practice Physicians in Williams Lake, BC! Come with a colleague as The Yorston clinic has room for two physicians. Opportunity for the next six months to come for a site visit with accommodations and travel expenses covered.

You can practice rural family medicine in a small, well established, collegial clinic alongside and with support from experienced family practice and specialist physicians. In addition to your clinical work, there are numerous opportunities to build the practice of your dreams which could include maternity, long term care, OR assists, oncology, palliative care, ER, and other areas of interest. The team support from the local surgeons, obstetricians, paediatrician, internist, and psychiatrist is outstanding.
Yorston Clinic can accommodate five full time physicians. It is located across the street from a pharmacy and just minutes to the hospital. The building also offers an addiction clinic, massage therapy, an acupuncture clinic, a chiropractor, and a foot care clinic.
The Cariboo Memorial Hospital is currently going through a major redevelopment and expansion to modernize spaces and services. Four new surgical services have been added for local options for surgical needs. The surgical services program includes, General Surgery, OBGYN, Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, and Ophthalmology. Our Primary Care planning has flowed over 4 million dollars in the system to support the primary care teams.
You can end your work day by grabbing Sushi or Indian take-out and head out with your kayak or paddle board and enjoy one of the nearby lakes. The region is exquisitely beautiful and widely diverse. You can visit galleries, unique shops and eateries, enjoy the Stampede and explore the endless outdoor adventures and activities that are readily available year-round. Countless lakes offer boating and swimming in addition to the many fishing opportunities for anglers, trollers and fly- fishers alike. Well maintained biking trails are one of the Cariboo’s hidden treasures. Walking, hiking, and birdwatching along these trails are popular summer activities. Aurora watching/photography is unparalleled in winter and the hundreds of miles of trails also provide amazing winter opportunities for snowshoeing, x-country skiing and snowmobiling.

For more information about the general community and the medical community, please see the Divisions of Family Practice web site for our area! https://www.divisionsbc.ca/cird
Or watch this video from local physicians sharing their thoughts about working and living in Williams Lake, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Airpm7TQeKc.

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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.

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead
shared expense that averages approximately 25% of billings

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000-15,000 based on move location
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer. Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for loan forgiveness programs.
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Live and work in BC

Williams Lake

Set in the heart of the Frontier, 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 a high-quality lifestyle make this an ideal place to raise a family, start a business or retire.

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