Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Central Interior Rural PCN has a unique opportunity for physicians interested in Indigenous Health. Providing both in person and virtual primary health care to residents living in the Tsilhqot’in Nation communities in the Williams Lake area, this 1.0 position has been set up as a group contract to accommodate multiple physicians fulfilling the 1.0 allocation (if required).

Community-based primary care services are provided by a team of visiting physicians and nurse practitioners who are supported by the local Health Centre staff and other visiting health care providers. Local teams consist of clerical/MOA/reception staff (varies by community), RNs, LPNs, Home Care Assistants and Alcohol & Drug Counsellors. Other visiting members of the health care team include physiotherapists, MH Counsellors and a dietician. Dental care is offered in Tl’etinqox-tin once a month by the visiting dentist, who also sees clients from the other communities. Team based care and collaboration is supported through utilization of the community-based EMR.

Both in-person and virtual services will be extended to all 6 Tsilhqot’in Nation communities of Tl’etinqox-tin (Anaham), Yunesit’in (Stone), Tl’esqox (Toosey), Tsi Del Del (Redstone), Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah) and ?Esdilagh (Alexandria). Primary care provider visits will be conducted in accordance with an agreed upon schedule.

Supports for practice in Williams Lake
Cariboo Memorial Hospital is the 31-bed hospital in Williams Lake, which hosts an emergency department, an intensive care unit, operating rooms, medical-surgical and obstetrical units, and ambulatory care services. Other services 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, a pediatric specialist as well as local adult and pediatric psychiatrists. Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, Urology and Orthopedic specialists visit regularly to provide services locally.

The Community of Williams Lake
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!

Renumeration as per the provincial group contract…
This position is eligible for Rural Incentives and travel costs will be subsidized. In community accommodation is available.

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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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