- Position Filled: No
- Position: Locum
- Status: Locum-to-Permanent
- Location: Summerland, BC
- Charting: EMR - Telus Med Access
This opportunity is in the heart of sunny Okanagan wine country, where lifestyle and rewarding medical practice combine perfectly. Summerland is a lovely town on the western shore of Okanagan Lake with a rich agricultural history, fabulous wineries, sandy beaches, and so much more.
We are a friendly and flexible group practice of eight young family physicians, sharing an office with 5 sets of exam rooms, and it is a fun place to practice medicine. We have a well-equipped procedure room, and light-filled office space on the second floor of a dedicated medical building, with wonderful support from both nurses and medical office assistants. Each physician has her/his own patient panel and clinic schedule, which is negotiable, but we help each other out. We share hospital rounds (one week out of seven) and after-hours clinic work (one evening every other week), and help cover each other for leaves if needed, though we have always enjoyed good locum support.
Obstetrics and emergency are not required, but there may be opportunities for those interested. Surgical assists and addictions/mental health clinic work are also available to qualified applicants.
One of our partners is making plans to retire this summer, presenting an opportunity to take over his practice of 400-500 patients, which has been managed with 4 half days weekly. This is great opportunity to combine a small office practice with other clinical interests, or perhaps, to build a larger practice of your own.
We admit to Penticton Regional Hospital (area population 40,000) 15 minutes south of us and see patients in Summerland’s residential care facilities. The hospital has excellent specialist services which are very supportive of family practice, and there is an active local “Division of Family Practice” engaged in improving community primary care systems. Our clinic is one of four primary sites for the UBC South Okanagan Family Medicine Residency Program, so we have the opportunity to teach and mentor, if desired. We also regularly host medical students and pride ourselves on providing learners with a good experience in Summerland.
Recreational activities abound, from the lakes and hike/bike trails to the nearby world-class ski hills. We also have excellent educational & cultural resources available, and–for those wanting more traffic or an urban fix–Kelowna (metropolitan area population 180,000) is under an hour’s drive away, and Vancouver less than an hour’s flight. We are not too big or too small–just right
Type of Practice: Group Practice (8 Physicians)
Allied Staff: MOAs, LPN, RN
Record Management: Electronic Medical Records (Med Access)