Emergency - IHKLH-FPEM-889
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Date Posted: 01/12/2013
Nelson is a vibrant community with an approximate population of 12,000 people and has a surrounding catchment population of approximately 60,000.
Nelson offers a rare blend of outdoor adventure as well as arts, cultural and heritage experiences.  Nestled amongst the Selkirk Mountains and on the shores of Kootenay Lake the area is a Mecca for hiking, mountain biking, golfing and boating.  As the season's turn, the award winning terrain and abundant snow make for world class skiing and winter adventures.
Downtown is compact, walkable, and filled with unique, boutique style stores that reflect the diversity of the community. Nelson's live entertainment venues host first-rate performances year round, which combined with the selection of more than 30 fine restaurants, and the many seasonal outdoor patios means you'll experience the feeling of big city nightlife and dining in a classic Victorian setting.
Traditionally the economy of Nelson has been primarily resource based (forestry and mining) and while this sector still represents a vital component of this area’s employment, Nelson is also the provincial administrative center for the Kootenays with many regional and district offices of the provincial government centralized here. Drive times to major centres are approximately ten hours to Vancouver (663 km), four hours to Kelowna (338 km), and three and a half hours to Spokane, Washington (237 km).
Clinic Details:
  • Medical Associates Clinic
  • Private clinic
Practice Details:
  • Our Emergency Department is vibrant and rapidly evolving. Join us in our brand new state of the art spacious Department. We also have recently gained access to on-site CT. Our Department is a great mix of full time ER physicians and physicians who split their practice between ER and other activities such as clinic. We have two CCFP-EM's and are looking for more to join our team. We would ideally be looking for either a CCFP-EM or a CCFP with strong interest in Emergency Medicine willing to cover 14-16 shifts a month. Our practice environment is very supportive and collaborative and the Department is a great place to gain experience.

    The medical community here is collegial and vibrant. Nelson and the Kootenays offer unlimited recreational activities and is a great place to work, live, and raise a family.

    Great incentives, such as moving expenses, recruitment bonus, rural premiums, and $400/night shift top-up, MOCAP level I.
    • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (ATLS)
    • Emergency experience
    • Qualifications: Doctorate in Medicine;
    • Eligible for The Canadian College of Family Physicians Certification;
    • Ideally we are looking for a CCFP-EM but would consider CCFP with proven strong ER experience; 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;
    • Contact: jane.larocque@interiorhealth.ca
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: 8-hr shifts, 14-16 per month
  • On call requirements: Shifts
  • Payment Structure:
    • Fee for Service
    • REEF $400/night shift, MOCAP $200 per shift, 11.6% premium on billings, others
  • Estimated Gross Income:
    • $275-$315K
  • Overhead:
    • No overhead cost
  • RSA Incentives:
    • Rural Incentives:
    • Recruitment Incentive: $15,000
    • Fee Premium: 11.62%
    • Annual Flat Fee: 12,107.96
    • Relocation assistance: $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 km's or international with receipts.
  • Additional Incentives:
    • Community Incentives:
    • 1) MOCAP I = appox $200 per 8hr shift
    • 2) REEF $400 per night shift top up
    • 3) Fee Premium of 11.6% on FFS billings
    • 4) Rural Recruitment Incentive - $15,000.00
    • 5) Rural Annual Flat Fee – $12,107.96
    • 6) Rural CME – Up to 2 years $600; In the 3rd and 4th year $3,600.00; and over 4 years $6,600.00
    • 7) Access to other rural programs (REAP, etc)