Paediatrician - IHKLH-PED-3015
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Nelson is a vibrant community with an approximate population of 12,000 people serving an area of 25,000. For specialty services, Nelson  helps support a surrounding catchment population of approximately 60,000.
Nelson sets itself apart from other small cities by offering 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 — Kootenay Lake Hospital:
Kootenay Lake Hospital is a 30-bed hospital, cardiac lab with stress testing, echocardiography, Holter monitoring. Specialty clinics such as Healthy Heart, diabetes education, oncology and liver clinics. Busiest maternity service in the region with a very active integrated maternal/child health program including obstetric/gynecology and pediatric specialist support. Immediate surrounding service population approximately 28,000 people.
Practice Details:

Come share in the pediatric service provided to the Nelson area. This hospital based practice comes with a fully equipment office and additionally supported by having two hospital based full time obstetricians and an active midwifery program. There is also a busy collaborative midwifery/physician group practice in the community. On-call hours are funded and there is an additional opportunity to share in providing outreach service in the West Kootenay area. The current pediatrician welcomes an opportunity to discuss the practice opportunities in more detail, please get in touch by emailing . Approximate $200,000 annual salary in addition to rural incentives and recruitment benefits, and Doctors of BC Benefits, and Medical On call funding up to $75,000/year

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
    • ACORN desired,
    • NRP mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: 20 hrs/week; negotiable
  • On call requirements: 8 days/month
  • Payment Structure
    • Fee for Service
    • + MOCAP for on call
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • $200,000
  • Compensation Disclaimer
    • annual estimate; does not include MOCAP or rural incentives
  • Overhead
    • % share of clinic overhead costs
    • For discussion
  • RSA Incentives
    • Rural Incentives currently include:
    • Recruitment bonus of $7,500 (prorated for 0.5 FTE)
    • Relocation : Max $15,000
    • Fee Premium: 11.62%
    • Annual flat fee: $12,107
    • CME: max of $6,600 after 4 years
  • Additional Incentives
    • Rural incentives are reviewed and subject to change annually