General Internist - IHKLH-IM-2224
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Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Selkirk & Kokanee Mountains, Nelson is a beautiful heritage city with story book charm and a vibrant community of approximately 10,000 people (surrounding area of 28,000). Known as "City of the Arts," Nelson sets itself apart from other small cities by offering a rare blend of outdoor adventure combined with the cosmopolitan sophistication of arts, cultural and heritage experiences. Downtown is compact and walkable with lush parks, colourful gardens and unique, boutique style stores that reflect the diversity of the community. Arts, theatre and music are prominently featured and Nelson's live entertainment venues host first-rate performances almost every night of the week, year round. Combined with the selection of more than 30 unique restaurants, cafes and well-loved coffee shops, as well as the many seasonal outdoor patios means you'll experience the social feeling of big city life and dining in a classic Victorian setting.
Heading out in to nature, the sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor activities in and around Nelson. In the summer, the area is a mecca for hiking, mountain biking, golfing, water sports, boating and fishing.  As the season's turn, the award winning terrain and abundant snow make for world class skiing and winter adventures at Whitewater Resort.
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 West Kootenays with many regional and district offices of the provincial government centralized here. The economy is also driven by local companies that work with large scale companies outside of the area connected via the internet. This is a very safe family-centered community offering diverse educational opportunities including public, alternative, and Francophone education, Catholic and Waldorf schools as well as a provincially accredited college.
Come to Nelson and let the heritage, adventure and community spirit welcome you
Facility Details — Kootenay Lake Hospital:

Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) is a 30-bed community hospital providing high quality health care services to residents and visitors of Nelson and the surrounding area of approximately 28,000 people. KLH has the busiest maternity services in the region with a very active integrated maternal/child health program including obstetric/gynecology and pediatric specialist support. In addition, KLH offers specialty clinics such as Healthy Heart, diabetes education, oncology and liver clinics as well as cardiac lab with stress testing, echocardiography and Holter monitoring.

Practice Details:

Opportunity to experience both a fulfilling professional life and the ideal lifestyle in a full-time general internal medicine practice in beautiful Nelson, BC. If you have a strong interest in general internal medicine and are confident with emergency room and inpatient management/ procedures, this could be the opportunity for you! In this practice you will work collaboratively with two existing General Internists including office, inpatient and emergency room consultations as well as hospital-based outpatient clinics. There are no mandatory local on-call responsibilities - you can finally enjoy your personal weekend time!

The ideal candidate would also be interested in collaborative management of chronic disease and preferably have an interest or subspecialty in respirology, rheumatology and/or gastroenterology. In addition, in this position you can enjoy teaching with locally placed UBC students and residents.

If you are passionate about your work and are looking to practice in a welcoming community setting where you really can enjoy the endless lifestyle opportunities available in the area, apply today and discover the rewards of true work life balance!

We are excited to add new graduate or experienced Internal Medicine specialists to our team in Nelson. Apply today to live, work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

    • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory.
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Full Time
  • On call requirements: None required
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $300,000+, before rural incentives
  • Overhead
    • % share of clinic overhead costs
    • Please inquire
  • RSA Incentives
    • Recruitment bonus: $15,000
    • Relocation:$15,000 max (with eligible receipts)
    • Fee Premium: 11.62%
    • Annual retention fee: $12,107
    • CME funding: CME funding: Up to 2 years $600; In 3rd & 4th year $3,600.00; after 4 years $6,600.00
    • 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 BC or Canada loan forgiveness programs.