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Interior Health Authority


Canada-British Columbia-Nelson


Company Information

Kootenay Lake Hospital

Job Description

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.

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

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


  • % share of clinic overhead cost
  • For discussion

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

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.

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.

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Contact Information

Interior Health
Posting Date: 27-Jan-2017Pediatrics Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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