Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

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. Our clinic is 45 mins away from Penticton Regional Hospital where patients will have access to excellent specialist services.

Our clinic is well-staffed and has an Office manager and 3 MOA’s. Each physician will have 1 dedicated office space plus 2 exam rooms. Our clinic is very spacious with recent renovations. 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, Community Worker and Registered Dietician.

We have a great work atmosphere and collegiality where hallway consults are quite the commonplace. We cover absences eg holidays etc. for each other and are very supportive of each other. 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 (APP renumeration) at SOGH in Oliver and Doctor of the Day shifts that come with a reasonable stipend.

Remuneration : FFS/LFP. Range 250,000 to 500,000 depending on clinic hours and addition of ER shift.

- Return of Service Family Physicians - a portion of your ROS FTE will support PCN and/or IH facilities and/or services. Please contact your Division and/or IH recruiter for more information on what PCN and/or Heath Authority services are provided in this community and what your expected PCN and/or Health Authority deliverables will be.
- Family Physicians in this community are strongly encouraged to support IH services, including rural ER, LTC, OAT, Maternity, etc., as part of their community practice. For more information on what IH services are provided in this community, please contact your IH or Division recruiter.

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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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