Family/General Practitioner - PCRE-FP-156
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Date Posted: 01/12/2013

The vibrant and active community of Creston has an approximate population of 6,000 people and has a surrounding catchment population of approximately 15,000.
Located south of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Rockies region in southeast British Columbia, Creston is a beautiful town rich in culture and perfect for the outdoors enthusiast.
Creston offers visitors and residents the beauty of experiencing an area filled with natural wildlife areas, fields of grain, breathtaking mountain peaks, deep clear lakes, rivers and streams, along with the wide range of both summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities. Activities range from three season golf, hiking, biking, and fishing, to skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Blessed with a temperate climate the Creston Valley is primarily an agricultural centre with a focus on fruit production. The agriculture industry is the major player in Creston and the breathtakingly beautiful landscape is adorned by cherry orchards, dairy farms, and more recently, vineyards. Other major industries in the area include forestry, manufacturing, mining and tourism. Spectacular mountain views, surrounding expanses of wilderness and the beauty of Kootenay Lake, are all readily accessible and these factors combine to make Creston an excellent base for outdoor adventure. Drive times to major centres are approximately eleven and a half hours to Vancouver (738 km), eight hours to Calgary (510 km), six and a half hours to Kelowna (419 km), and one and a half hours to Cranbrook (107 km).


Clinic Details:
  • Other
Practice Details:
  • Opportunities exist in established clinics and in new spaces that will customize their space to your needs. There is strong collegial support between physicians that allows for work/life balance. Physicians share after hour coverage giving them most of their evenings and weekends free. Strong clinical support is evident amongst the medical community and readily provided.
    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
    • Emergency experience
    • ACLS, ATLS, and PALS recommended. Surgery, Obstetrics or Anesthesia qualified (optional).
    • Surgery, Obstetrics or Anesthesia qualified (optional).
    • Qualifications: Doctorate in Medicine; Eligible for The Canadian College of Family Physicians Certification; Eligible for full or provisional licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia;
    • Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory;
    • Contact: Interior Health Authority, 204-2355 Acland Road, Kelowna BC, Telephone: 250-980-1597;
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Call Schedule:
  • On call requirements: 1:11 Medical On Call Availability Program, Level One (MOCAP, Level 1)
  • Payment Structure:
    • Fee for Service
    • Medical On Call Availability Program, Level One (MOCAP)
  • Estimated Gross Income:
    • Inquire to discuss.
  • RSA Incentives:
    • Recruitment incentive: $20,000
    • Retention fee premium: 16.66%
    • Retention flat fee: $14,900
  • Additional Incentives:
    • Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) reimbursements: $1320-$5720.
    • Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund.
    • Medical On Call Availability Program, Level One (MOCAP, Level 1) payment of $616 per 24-hour on call availability.
    • Retention Fee Premium is on top of all fee for service billings.