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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Come and practice in the beautiful city of Fernie. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of South Eastern BC, Fernie is 70 minutes away from the Cranbrook airport and a 3-hour drive west of Calgary, Alberta.

We are looking for a full-time rural family physician to practice in a well-established group clinic in Fernie BC. Duties would include approximately 24-30 hrs /week of direct patient care in the office as well as full participation in the emergency rotation. The current emergency rotation is 3 eight hour shifts every 10-11 days. Shifts are 08:00-16:00; 16:00-24:00; and 24:00-08:00 . The schedule is subject to change based on the wishes of the emergency physician group. The candidate will also cover admitted inpatients from their practice as well as patients from their practice in long-term care. There is a duty doc system for signing out on weekends. Each member of the medical community is responsible to cover 2 weeks every 6 months of duty doc. Duty doc covers unattached patients during the week and signed-out patients on the weekends.
Remuneration is Fee for Service combined with numerous rural incentives such as the Rural Retention Program benefits (15.54 % and an annual lump sum of $17,888.76 ), the Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund, Continuing Medical Education payments, and MOCAP on call. Recruitment and relocation incentives may also apply.

Fernie is in a magnificent outdoor setting. The world-class Fernie Alpine Resort is located less than 10km from the hospital. The Nordic ski trails, epic mountain biking, hiking, and some of the best mountain stream fishing available are also just minutes away. Fernie boasts a charming and vibrant historic downtown district with many excellent dining options.

Fernie is also well suited for young families with many early learning programs, excellent schools (both public and independent), an aquatic center, a splash park, an indoor ice rink, and a full range of clubs and special interests organizations.

Fernie is a truly spectacular place to live and work. We are ready to welcome a new physician as soon as possible.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
+$300,000 Gross
Physician Overhead
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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
Recruitment Incentive
$9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
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Live and work in BC


Fernie is a wonderful city with natural beauty and year-round adventure. From an excellent ski hill renowned for fluffy winter powder and summer bike trails, to rivers perfect for rafting, outdoor recreation is a lifestyle in Fernie. Its heritage buildings and flower-lined patios lend character and quaintness to the town that is enhanced by its annual festivals and warm hospitality.

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