Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Williams Lake First Nations Wellness Centre

Family Physician (2 * 0.5 FTE) / Medical Lead (1 * 0.2 FTE) - Contract

Location: Williams Lake, BC

FNHA Overview

The First Nations-led Primary Care Initiative (FNPCI) aims to improve access to primary health-care services for First Nations people across BC in a way that is culturally safe and closer to home. The FNPCI is part of the Province’s primary care strategy, which is integrating team-based care in communities throughout B.C. and changing the way primary care is delivered with the creation of primary care networks in partnership with the Regional Health Authorities.

In order to meet the health and wellness needs of First Nations people, it is very important that primary care is culturally safe and culturally informed where Indigenous ways of knowing and being are woven into services.

One of the main objectives of the FNPCI is to develop new First Nations Primary Health Care Centres in rural and urban locations across the province.

The centres will provide access to culturally safe, quality primary health care services for First Nations people and their families. The aim is for clients to feel safe, welcomed, valued, respected, and heard when they access care services at one of these centres.

Position Summary

About the Opportunity

The Williams Lake First Nations Wellness Centre (WLFNWC) is a new primary care centre opening to improve access to culturally safe care for First Nations people and their families.

The Centre’s core hours will be from 9:00AM to 4.30PM Monday to Friday.



The Family Physician (GP) / Medical Lead will be responsible for practicing with cultural humility, to provide primary care in a culturally safe, team-based environment that recognizes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the client (and family) to provide whole person care, in compliance with policies and procedures of acceptable BC health and wellness regulations and standards.

Note: the WLFNWC will pay all overhead expenses as part of this contract.


About You

• You are passionate about supporting First Nations individuals and families on their health and wellness journeys.

• You have an active practicing license in good standing with the College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC);

• You have training in Cultural Safety & Humility or are willing to take this training.

• You have experience working with First Nations people and communities and providing culturally safe care.

Why Work at the Williams Lake First Nations Wellness Centre (WLFNWC)

• We have a common foundation at FNHA through our Vision and Seven Directives to guide us in our daily work.

• What happens to communities and people we serve happens to us—we care for and respect one another. What happens to us happens to community and the people we serve—we strive for excellence and believe First Nations deserve the best we have to offer.

• We are wellness champions. We have the historic opportunity to achieve transformative change in First Nations health & wellness, and an obligation to make the most of this opportunity.

• We are for change makers. Those who are called to act, open to cultural understanding and teachings, and undaunted by unique challenges. We are a young organization, still growing and fast changing.

• We provide meaningful work rich with transformational learning opportunities.

• When you work at the Williams Lake First Nations Wellness Centre, you will truly make a difference in your life and for many others.

• Find purpose beyond your profession. “It starts with me”. Here, your work changes lives, starting with your own.

• We work together, not apart, with our beautiful and culturally rich First Nations communities in British Columbia.

• We raise hands to recognize FNHA family members for Teamwork, Partnership, Innovation, and for being Wellness Champions.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

Closing Statement


The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

What You Can Expect From Us

First Nations Health Authority is a first of its kind in Canada and joining our family means being part of a collaborative, diverse and compassionate organization committed to innovating, transforming and redesigning health service delivery for First Nations communities in BC.

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our people to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal setting.

Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA!

For more information about us, please visit: www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us

If you have any inquiries or issues, please contact FNHA Recruitment at careers@fnha.ca or 1-844-699-3186.



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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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