Interior Health
Salmon Arm, BC
Salmon Arm
Situated in a lush valley on the shores of beautiful Shuswap Lake, the city of Salmon Arm the economic hub of the Shuswap Lakes region. Panoramic lake views, rolling farm land and forested mountains attract visitors from around the world as does Salmon Arm’s wide variety of cultural, seasonal, and outdoor recreation opportunities. From hiking to boating, to the annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, there is no shortage of opportunities for building a healthy lifestyle in this family-friendly community. Salmon Arm's economy is a diverse mixture of forestry, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Come and experience outstanding wilderness scenery, countless recreational activities, and plentiful shops and boutiques; all enriched by a friendly, warm and welcoming community.

Facility Details — Shuswap Lake General Hospital:
Shuswap Lake General Hospital (SLGH) is a newly renovated 40-bed, Level 2 Community Hospital in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Area. Located in Salmon Arm, between Kamloops and Revelstoke, the hospital services the surrounding draw population of approximately 37,000 people. This hospital offers a 24-hour new Emergency Department with a registered nurse triage, laboratory and Radiology (X-ray), Surgical, Acute Care beds, Ambulatory and Outpatient Care, Obstetrical Care and Diagnostic/Paramedical Services. The on-site medical team includes local surgeons, internists, and radiologists. Additional features include two operating rooms, a modern computed tomography (CT), Echocardiography, Level 2 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with three beds, and has visiting clinics that include Orthopedics, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics. Internists and Family Physicians hold University of British Columbia (UBC) clinical appointments hosting medical students, residents, and General Internal Medicine (GIM) Fellows.
In emergency situations this community and physicians are supported by the High Acuity Response Team (HART).

Practice Details:
Salmon Arm General Surgeon seeking partner to share position for 3-5 years before retiring. This position would be ideal for new surgeon starting out in practice to step into existing clinic and practice with plan for full time in a few years. Salmon Arm is an ideal place to live and to practice general surgery. Candidate on provisional license will also be considered, but for a limited time only.

General Surgeons in Salmon Arm provide community level general surgery and as such, each surgeon is also required to have additional C-section training. If training is needed, Rural Education funding option is available. Half-time scheduling would mean sharing equally on the schedule every other month until hours increase. This will allow you to arrange other work experiences/locums if desired.

We are supported by 4 Internists as well as full spectrum Diagnostic Imaging (except for MRI service). Tertiary sites in Kelowna and Kamloops are both within 1.5 hr drive. There is teaching potential with medical students and with residents in endoscopy.

Come live and work where others only vacation!

**We also welcome locum applicants throughout the recruitment process**

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Doctorate in Medicine

Call Schedule:
Hours of work: .5 FTE initially
On call requirements: Please enquire

Payment Structure
Fee for Service
Estimated Gross Income
EStimated $200,000 for .5 position before rural incentives
Compensation Disclaimer
Rural Incentive rates are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.
Please enquire
RSA Incentives

Rural Incentives currently include:
Bonus: $5,000 (for .5 FTE)
Relocation: $9K-$15K pending where you move from
Fee Premium: 9.24%
Annual retention of $10,109
Rural CME to max of $6,000/year after 4 years in practice.