Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty General Internal Medicine

Role and Facility Information

The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is seeking four suitably qualified General Internal Medicine (GIM) specialists to join our department of internal medicine. With the recent redesign of its service delivery model, the department of medicine is establishing a division of General Internal Medicine, with four new positions including the opportunity to serve as Division Lead (0.2 FTE). The department of internal medicine at UHNBC currently has over 20 members including subspecialty divisions which all participate (with the exception of ICU and neurology) in shared internal medicine call and the inpatient Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU). The ICU operates as a closed service and its call is provided by ICU fellowship trained physicians on a separate rota.

The responsibilities of each GIM physician will include:

- Rotate as most responsible physician on the CTU and GIM inpatient services (16 weeks per year)

- Rotate on the inpatient internal medicine consult service (1 in 4 weeks, approx. 12 weeks per year)

- Participate in rostered hospital based GIM clinics including a rapid access clinic, peri-operative assessment clinic and other general medicine outpatient clinics (12 to 15 weeks per year)

- Participate in rostered clinical teaching with the opportunity for a UBC clinical faculty appointment

- Participate in the general medicine call schedule (approx. 1:7 )

GIM division members will have access to the following:

- hospital based shared clinic space with no overhead fees, including EMR access and clerical support

- cardiac lab with exercise stress testing, MIBI stress testing and Holter Monitor Interpretation

- participation in the ECG interpretation rota for the hospital

- support on CTU with housestaff including a GP clinical associate, senior resident, clinical pharmacist, family practice residents and medical students.

- support on the GIM inpatient unit with two GP clinical associates and a clinical pharmacist

- division operational administrative support.

The GIM Division Lead will be a paid administrative role (0.2 FTE) for one of the four members of the division. The Division Lead will work collaboratively with the operational manager for medicine to ensure smooth co-operation with other departments and divisions, and will play a critical role in the future development of GIM services at UHNBC.

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern BC, servicing a rural population of 300,000 people over an area of 600,000 square kilometers. The Prince George airport is serviced by two major airlines, offering several daily one hour flight options to Vancouver. Affordable housing, a vibrant arts and culture community, short commutes, and outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities make Prince George a desirable place to call home.

If rewarding professional opportunities and outstanding lifestyle are your priority, this Internal Medicine opportunity in Prince George is for you!

Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three referees.

Organization and work location information:

Northern Health Authority

University Hospital of Northern British Columbia

1475 Edmonton Street

Prince George, BC

V2M 1S2

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
$350,000 +
Physician Overhead
n/a
Billing Split
n/a

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
negotiable
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
12.6%
Retention Flat Fee
$11,016
Relocation Funding Available
$15,000
Recruitment Incentive
$15,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
Additional compensation includes sessional payments to cover clinical activities not eligible for fee for service billing, plus a teaching stipend. The GIM Division Lead will be a paid administrative role (0.2 FTE)
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Live and work in BC

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, above-average incomes, 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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