Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Geriatric Medicine

Role and Facility Information

The University Hospital is seeking a Geriatrician to provide Inpatient and Outpatient Geriatric Services at various sites. The successful applicant will become a member of the Dept of Internal Medicine, but will not be required to participate in the call rota.

Geriatric Inpatient and Outpatient services include but are not limited to:

Assessment, treatment and follow-up in outpatient clinic, or in the hospital;

Medication review and education;

Referrals from family physicians or attending specialists for elderly patients living in the community or in a long term care facility;

Referrals from physicians with hospitalized acute care elderly patients whose medical, functional or psychosocial problems are interfering with either their discharge or their ability to function in the community;

Complex competency assessments in collaboration with psychiatry;

Discharge planning;

Geriatric medical consultation and diagnosis; and,

Development of treatment and management strategies.

Consultation with the community based multi-disciplinary integrated health team for seniors team including problem solving and care planning for elderly patients;

Consultation with the patient’s family physician and family;

Provision of consultation and clinical program enhancement activities including planning and evaluation of geriatric services and resources;

Consultation with staff and other professionals to develop and deliver an effective and efficient geriatric services program; and,

Participation in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the Services, including and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews, and incident report reviews;

Performance Deliverables:

New Outpatient Clinic (OPC) assessments;

Follow up assessments (acute and OPC);

Consults (acute and OPC);

Outreach /Telehealth: Northern Health and Geriatrician agree to develop a plan to implement Outreach and Telehealth consultation services to support patients and ensure access to areas not served by existing Geriatric clinics

Opportunity exists for an academic appointment with UBC Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).

The University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) is the Regional Hospital for Northern BC serving both the immediate population of Prince George (approximately 80,000) and is a referral center for outlying communities (total population approximately 300,000). It is the main teaching center for Medical Students in the Northern Medical Program of UBC and provides teaching for UBC Residents in several specialties. The BC Cancer Centre for the North opened on the hospital site in the fall of 2012. The new Cancer Centre includes Radiation and Medical Oncology. The ongoing development of UHNBC as a Regional Center and teaching center makes this an exciting time to join the Medical community in Prince George.

UHNBC

1475 Edmonton St.,

Prince George, BC

V2M 1S2

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
$300,000.00 +/-

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
12.60%
Retention Flat Fee
$12,668
Relocation Funding Available
$see other benefits
Recruitment Incentive
$15,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
$15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada: $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. ** This incentive is not available to physicians moving from a community within BC where a Recruitment and Retention agreement currently exists **
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Prince George

Known as British Columbia’s northern capital, Prince George is located at the approximate geographic centre of the province where the Nechako and Fraser Rivers meet. With forestry as the major industry, residents enjoy affordable housing and a wide range of services and amenities including sports and cultural events. Recreational activities in the area include golfing, skiing, fishing and hunting. Prince George is also home to the University of Northern British Columbia.

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