Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

New Denver - New Denver Medical Clinic


New Denver Medical Clinic (IHA-8785)


Looking for a physician to join a 4-physician working group to provide coverage in groups of 2.

Join three rural physician colleagues in the lovely rural BC setting of New Denver on Slocan Lake! Just over an hour from Nelson, we serve a catchment area of 1900 with good local amenities, including a K-12 school. The New Denver Medical Clinic, the ER, and a 26-bed long-term care facility all share the same facility.

We envision two doctors working together in tandem. One physician will mainly cover ER during clinic hours, and the second will be able to focus on booked clinic patients without undue interruption. They will rotate with another team of two doctors doing the same for a similar duration. The first physician team would be off during that time. The details of the times involved would be negotiated within the group.

The Emergency Department is not high volume, and we have telehealth capability in the trauma room. You will see all ages, acute and chronic illnesses, occupational injuries from mining and logging, and increased activity in the summer months with tourism. Our team is collegial and positive, making work a pleasure.

Our rural lifestyle includes such favourite activities as backcountry skiing, boating, biking and snowmobiling. We are casual by nature!

Come live and work where others only vacation!

Regular Scheduled Office Hours: Weekdays, Mon to Fri 0900-1200, 1300-1700
On-Call Evenings: Yes
On-Call Weekends: Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours: Our current hours are 0800-2000hr 7 days a week but the plan is to revert back to 24/7 ER if nursing availability allows

Local Resources: On-site lab and x-ray several mornings/week. iStat after hours and some x-ray call back availability. Onsite PT and HCCN.

Emergency Framework: On-site RN, one trauma bed, two holding beds. Ambulance services located in same building. Typically 2-8 ER visits per day. Varies by season.

Call Expectations: 1:4

CME Schedule: UBC and IH Video CME available

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information
Gen Surg, Ortho, Urology, Plastics, OB/Gyn, Ophth, Int Med/ICU in Trail. Int Med, OB/Gyn, Ophth, Peds in Nelson. Telehealth capability on site.

EMR System: Intrahealth Profile. Interior Health provides a formal package and informal mentoring from resident physician available also.

Welcoming Procedures: Resident physician will welcome you, show you the nearby apartment.

Orientation: Provided by resident physician who will tour the facility with you and answer any questions.

Social Involvement: Excellent recreational activities in area with many staff willing to show you the trails, lend you a kayak etc.

Medical staff positions are covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s Expanded Public Health Order requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all health care workers effective October 26, 2021, thus requiring all Medical Staff to be fully vaccinated to work in Interior Health facilities. Offers are conditional upon you providing proof of your vaccination status and meeting all requirements of the applicable PHO Orders.