Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

In partnership with Northern Health, the Coho Clinic is seeking a physician to provide locum coverage in Smithers, British Columbia from July 24 to August 17, 2017.

The successful locum candidate will provide primary care services and has many flexible options including ER shifts and in-patients. This clinic does not provide OB services.

The Coho Clinic has 1 office and 2 exams rooms and is in close proximity to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. The locum will be supported by an excellent, experienced MOA. The EMR used is Intrahealth. The clinic's normal operating hours are 9:00-16:00, Monday to Thursday, but this is negotiable. The patient panel size is 1200, and normally 25-30 patients are seen each day.

While providing locum coverage, the physician can choose to stay in a house on the lake, with use of boats, and has access to a vehicle. The picturesque community of Smithers has a population of 7000. Smithers is a popular tourism destination because of its incredible mountains, lakes and rivers.

The Coho Clinic is located at 1260 Main Street, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0
The Bulkley Valley District Hospital is located at 3950 - 8th Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

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Compensation Type
Billing Split

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Other Benefits/Incentives
Any in-patient care is paid at 100%
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Smithers is located in northwestern British Columbia, halfway between Prince Rupert and Prince George. As a regional service centre for the area, it has a wider variety of amenities than is typical for a town of its size. Dubbed “the town for all seasons,” Smithers is a lively place with a strong sense of community spirit, and offers residents and visitors alike an outstanding array of outdoor recreational activities including skiing, fishing, hiking and snowmobiling. Smithers is also known for its fine dining and cultural activities including theatre groups and galleries featuring native arts and crafts.

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