Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Lillooet:

Lillooet’s (population: 1,652) legendary mountain scenery, history and vibrant community make it a wonderful place to live, work and play. Encapsulated by breathtaking mountains and nestled on the banks of the Fraser River, Lillooet is brimming with amusement for people of all ages. Hundreds of kilometers of trail systems and surrounding wilderness provide incredible opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, ice climbing, and endless opportunities to explore. With early spring, warm dry summers, long mild autumns and short winters with just a touch of snow, Lillooet has one of the most pleasant climates in Canada. The economy of Lillooet is based on forestry, farming and tourism creating a down to earth and welcoming community.

Lillooet District Hospital:

The Lillooet District Hospital is a six-bed community hospital providing standard and emergency medical services 24-hours per day. Additional services include Medical Imaging (X-ray, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring), Laboratory, Day Surgeries, Dietician/Diabetes Educator, Mental Health and Addictions, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Home and Community Care, Home Support, Residential Care, Palliative Care and Respite Care. Attached to the hospital is the 22 bed Mountain View Lodge Residential Care Facility.

In emergency situations this community and physicians are supported by the High Acuity Response Team (HART). HART team consists of dedicated, highly trained critical care nurses responding with a BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) basic life support ambulance team to provide ground or air transport for acutely ill and injured patients from outlying rural and remote communities to higher levels of care. When required, a respiratory therapist will also be called in to assist. This advanced level of support allows the physician to stay in the community while knowing that his/her critically ill patients are being transported by a team of specialists. HART nurses for this community are based at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, where they support the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit when not involved in patient transports.

Practice Details:

Come and join the Lillooet Medical Clinic team in our un-opposed clinic!

You will have a rewarding ability to practice full-service rural medicine. There is an opportunity to work closely with the surrounding first nations (40% indigenous population) outreach programs in various first nation communities.

The clinic hours are 9:00 to 4:30. The office and call schedule can vary weekly with ED on call rotation as well. You would have no clinic days scheduled after your on-call shifts in the ED. Within our medical community, there is local access to the opioid alternative clinic and MAID.

Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre (LIH) serves a population of approximately 7500 from the surrounding area. LIH has 6 ED beds, including 1 trauma bed, and 6 inpatients beds which can be maximised to 8-10 if needed! The ED is open 24/7 and our long-term care facility is attached to the hospital.

Several locum opportunities are available

Lillooet is situated in the mountains making access to hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing to name a few making this a place with a variety to seasonal outdoor activities. There is a full service rec centre.

As a rural physician and part of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice you have access to a number of educational opportunities; including Rural CPD Program from UBC, Practice Support Program to name a few. For more information about the general community and the medical community, please see this link to the Divisions of Family Practice web site for our area! https://www.divisionsbc.ca/cird

***immediate locum support also welcomed***

** This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order.

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.

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here! Email CV to PhysicianRecruitment@interiorhealth.ca

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Competitive

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
13.97%
Retention Flat Fee
$21,642
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 based on move location
Recruitment Incentive
$15,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
Rural CME: max of $4840.00 /year after 4 years in practice 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.
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Lillooet

Lillooet’s legendary mountain scenery, history and vibrant community make it a wonderful place to live, work and play. It is a town full of activities for people of all ages. Hundreds of kilometers of trail systems and surrounding wilderness provide incredible opportunities for hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and fun exploration1

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