Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Practitioner to provide 0.75 FTE service in the Hazeltons, BC. This position is based on an Alternative Payment Plan. Family Physicians provide full scope Primary Care as well as Emergency call at Wrinch Memorial Hospital. Services are augmented by visiting specialists.

Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton are located 290 km east of Prince Rupert and 70km northwest of Smithers. Hazelton is located on the banks of the Skeena River and is one of the oldest communities in northern BC. New Hazelton is situated between the Bulkley River and the stunning Roche De Boule Mountain Range. South Hazelton lies at the base of the towering Roche De Boule. The combined population of the Hazeltons is 8000. There are seven First Nation villages that lie within the boundaries of our catchment area that provide rich cultural experiences and have made significant historical contributions to the area.

Teaching is a time honored tradition at Wrinch Memorial hospital. There is an ongoing rotation of Medical Students, Nurse Practitioner Students and Medical Residents. Wrinch Memorial serves a population of 8000 with:
• Nine complex care beds
• One respite bed
• Ten acute care beds
• 1 secure psychiatric observation room
• Pharmacy
• Dental Clinic
• Doctor’s Outpatient clinic
• Laboratory
• Medical Imaging including ultrasound
Other health and community care services include:
• Public Health
• First Nation’s Health Authority encompassing Gitxsan Health
• Mental Health and Addictions
• Skeena Place Assisted Living Complex
• Home and community care support services
• Diabetic Education
• Dietician services
• Visiting specialists including Podiatry, Pediatrician, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, OB/GYN, Cardiology and Geriatric Assessment Team
• Pre and post natal outreach programs



Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
315,000 approximately
Physician Overhead

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6 weeks per year
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
Recruitment Incentive

Live and work in BC


The Hazeltons (including the Village of Hazelton, the District of New Hazelton, several unincorporated areas and a number of First Nations Villages) are situated in northern British Columbia amidst the rugged Rocher de Boule Mountain Range. Known as the “Totem Pole Capital of the World,” the area boasts a friendly pioneer town atmosphere and colourful streetscapes reflecting a rich history. Spectacular scenery, aboriginal culture, and wilderness recreational opportunities characterize the Hazelton lifestyle.

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