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High Priority

RGPLP - In-Patient Care Physician - Hospital Based Locum needed for Williams Lake

Role and Facility Information

Williams Lake is seeking physicians interested in providing in-patient care at CMH.

Primary responsibilities include the management of “unattached” patients as the Most Responsible Physician (MRP) and in-patient care for currently attached patients as needed. The in-patient physician is commonly faced with acutely ill patients being admitted through the ER and will need to be equipped to look after acute care in-patients.

Candidates must be licensed or (eligible for licensure) with College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) and have either CCFP (or equivalent) or FRCP credentials. Certification in ACLS is strongly suggested. Hospitalist experience is an asset. An interest in hospital-based care is a must.

Travel and accommodation support may be provided.


Not Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Flexible

Sep 27 2021 to Dec 31 2021
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
We are asking a locum to commit to a 7-day shift. The shifts are, 7- day sets, Friday 1700 to Friday 1700.
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
You will need to be available for phone calls relating to patient care after hours, but call-backs are rare.

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition


Local Resources

PT, OT, Dietician, RT, Pediatrics, Obs/Gyn, Surgery, Psychiatry, Speech path, Emergency, Oncology, Internists, Midwives, NPs, Urology, Maternity, FN Wellness, Lab, x-ray, Ambulatory care, Day care, LTC, addiction, Social work, palliative, GPA, etc.

Emergency Framework

Williams Lake is fitted with a full ER, ambulance fleet consisting of 5+ vehicles, full fire and police stations and Search & Rescue

Call Expectations

On-call groups available to join, Doctor of the Day program mandatory.

CME Schedule

Clinic dependent.

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

Visiting specialists include Urology, ENT, Ortho, Ophthalmology, soon to be coming to Williams Lake with the completion of our hospital’s surgical expansion refit.

EMR Information

EMR System

Multiple systems used: Oscar, Profile, MedAccess, Intrahealth

What training is provided for the EMR System

Onsite support with staff.

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Yes, welcoming procedures in place. Clinic dependent


Each clinic provides own, Division supports in between.

Social Involvement

Yes - A newly renovated Sports and Rec complex and our community theatre troupe keep our town entertained year round.

Clinic Policy

Specific to each clinic. Most are opioid triplication. Open to discussion.

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does not provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

No, however there is accommodation in Williams Lake, including houses, cabins, basement suits, apartments (for longer terms) and hotels, and motels, Please request travel arrangements at

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Own vehicle is best/easiest. Rental cars are available if needed. There is a taxi service and a bus service but both are minimal. Williams Lake is walkable within the core town area. If car rental is required contact:

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

4 Box grocery stores (Save-on, FreshCo, Walmart), butchers, bakers, local farm fresh.

Community Centre

Williams Lake caters to all your winter and summer cravings: mountain biking, hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and so much more!

Other Closest Amenities

Banks, a dozen or so restaurants from cheap to fancy, childcare, post offices, library, cinema, gyms, shopping, local products, schools K-12, university campus, golf course, etc.