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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Welcome to Desert Doctors Clinic, located in the charming lakeside desert community of Osoyoos. This lovely rural town of 5,000 people is currently served by 7 Family Physicians working in 2 clinics. The population increases substantially in summer when tourists come to enjoy the long, sunny days, sandy beaches, and wineries. In addition, a growing population of "Snow Birds" come to enjoy the mildest winter climate in Canada.

Our clinic is located in downtown Osoyoos. Our building is just a 2 minute walk to the local beach and many eateries. We are currently under construction to increase our clinic capacity and looking to add another full service family physician. Our clinic is 45 mins away from Penticton Regional hospital where patients will have access to an excellent specialist services.

Our clinic is well staffed and has 2-3 MOAs at most times. We have a dedicated in-house biller plus an awesome office manager. Each physician will have 1 dedicated office space plus 2 exam rooms. Our clinic is of a reasonable size, space is not an issue. Each room is well equipped and our overheads include EMR fees. We use Accuro. We are a designated Primary Care Network site and we have a psychiatric nurse and dietician plus about to secure a community worker.

We have a great work atmosphere and collegiality where hallway consults are quite the commonplace. We do try to cover absences except for prolonged vacations where we would enjoy to meet your locum. There is mentoring available for any new to practice physician and for those not familiar with our local healthcare system.

The right candidate will start their own practice at their own pace. They will have their own patient panel. There are plenty of available patients on the patient attachment list maintained by the Ministry. You would also be responsible for inpatients and long-term care patients from your own practice. There is an opportunity for ER shifts at SOGH in Oliver and Doctor of the day shifts that come with a reasonable stipend.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration

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
$9,000 - 15,000.00
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
Desert Doctors' is a very supportive team of longitudinal family physicians, with many "hallway" consults and cross-coverage for holidays and other pursuits. Newly renovated, Desert Docs' can accommodate any work schedule, as there's adequate space. Each doctor has their own office and two fully equipped exam rooms.
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The scenic town of Osoyoos enjoys some of the hottest summer days in Canada, making it easy for you to indulge in numerous summer activities - from biking and hiking to swimming and boating. Its many lush vineyards and fruit stands offer fresh local fruit and award-winning wines. The fun doesn't stop in the winter. As the weather grows colder, you can begin to enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Come and make this charming town your home.

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