Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Emergency

Role and Facility Information

Kaslo is a rural village nestled on Kootenay Lake, surrounded by the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains, making the outdoor adventure options virtually limitless. Take a houseboat, kayak, or canoe out on the lake, hike at one of the area's many provincial parks, or soak up revitalizing minerals at Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Old world charm and community spirit characterize the town with its clean tree lined streets and heritage houses. As the region’s first city during the silver boom in the 1890’s, Kaslo has a colourful culture and history is an important part of this community. Boasts the type of lifestyle offered by clean streets, safe parks, pristine nature, Kaslo is the kind of community where everyone is your neighbour.

Seize this part-time Family Practice contract opportunity in Kalso, BC!

Our two full-time service contracts are shared by 4 collegial family physicians allowing for a very comfortable practice and plenty of time for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy this beautiful area. Our physicians provide primary care, urgent care and ER services. Rural incentives are in addition to the contract, and the office space, administrative support and overhead costs are provided by Interior Health. We schedule our work week over 7 and the hours are 9-5 (no evening or night shifts). Kaslo physicians have access the provisional Rural GP Locum Program RGPLP for vacation coverage.

The Victorian Community Health Centre is part of the Primary Care Network (PCN) and provides social work support, primary health nursing, group medical visits, chronic disease management, physiotherapy, mental health, public health nursing, and home and community care. The Centre has a 3 bed Emergency Room, an 18 bed residential care facility with 2 beds for Palliative Care (one doubling as respite care). Acute in-patient care and obstetrics are provided by physicians who practice at the Kootenay Lake Hospital one hour away. Lab and X-ray services are provided 2 days a week. Visiting health professionals include occupational therapy, a respiratory technician, a foot care nurse, a diabetes education nurse, a dental hygienist, and a dietician.

This part-time (.33 - .50 fte) salaried position can be combined with other current opportunities such as a contract to conduct Geriatric Assessments in the same region, and/or to lead the Eating Disorder Multidisciplinary Clinic. Other general and subspecialty part-time options are also available.

Kaslo is a picturesque community where outdoor adventure options are virtually limitless. Drive times to major centres are: 1 hour to Nelson, 1.5 hours to the airport in Castlegar, and 5 hours to Kelowna.

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.

***In accordance with the Order of the Provincial Health Officer for Hospital and Community, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all employees and healthcare workers with Interior Health

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract
Estimated Remuneration
Competitive
Physician Overhead
No overhead cost

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
22.82%
Retention Flat Fee
$26,269.08 (based on full-time)
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000 (if full-time)
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. Rural CME funding support: to max of $5,720 after 4 years.
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Kaslo

Kaslo is a rural community nestled on Kootenay Lake, with many opportunities for outdoor adventure. Here you can take a houseboat, kayak, or canoe out on the lake, hike at one of the area's many provincial parks, or soak up revitalizing minerals at Ainsworth Hot Springs. Charm and community spirit characterize this town - it is a community where everyone is your neighbour.

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