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Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty General Internal Medicine

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking to fill one full-time Internal Medicine position in Dawson Creek, BC, a community with a population of 13,000.

Dawson Creek Hospital serves as a regional centre for the rural surrounding area, population approximately 20,000, and helps serve the larger population of the Peace River Region, approximately 60,000. The Hospital has 31 acute beds and 3 higher acuity beds.

Site Location: Dawson Creek & District Hospital, 11100 13th Street, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 3W8.

Company: Northern Health Authority, located at 230 9900 - 100 Ave. Fort St John BC, V1J 5S7.

If interested, please submit your CV to Health Match BC who will refer you to Physician Recruitment at the Health Authority.

Dawson Creek and District Hospital is a full service community hospital that provides service to Dawson Creek and surrounding communities. It has 31 acute care beds and 15 regional adult psychiatric beds. Services include:

• 24/7 emergency

• ICU

• Medical and surgical in-patient care

• Day surgery

• Respiratory therapy

• Diabetic education

• Primary care

• General surgery

• Lab

• Medical imaging with CT

• Cancer care

• Orthopedic Trauma and Surgical Centre for the North East region of BC

Community:

Dawson Creek is also known as "Mile Zero", where the world-famous Alaska Highway begins!

Dawson Creek offers shopping, services, restaurants, cafés, a health food store, an art gallery, live theatre, and the state-of-the-art EnCana Events Centre that hosts major music concerts. Our indoor Farmer's Market is open every Saturday, year-round!

Recreation opportunities include an indoor Aquatic Centre, indoor walking track, a curling rink, two indoor skating rinks, a full-size outdoor speed skating oval, 25 kilometres of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, Bear Mountain Ski Hill (downhill skiing and snowboarding), back-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, gyms, yoga, pilates, and dance. In the summertime, enjoy biking trails, golfing, swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, camping, bird watching, and visiting our numerous parks.

The city has a wide variety of authentic cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Canadian, and Italian (to name a few), and also a wide variety of dining atmospheres: choose from high end restaurants, hotel buffets, familiar franchises, fast food, or local coffee shops.

Dawson Creek has eleven elementary schools, one middle school and one secondary school. Northern Lights College provides post-secondary education.

Dawson Creek Regional Airport offers free parking, and Central Mountain Air provides regular scheduled service to Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George, Edmonton and Calgary.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
$400,000+
Physician Overhead
Estimated 20-25%

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
Negotiable
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
23.10%
Retention Flat Fee
$23,225
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 to $15,000 (TBD)
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
Relocation funding: $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 Relocation incentive is not available to physicians moving from a community within BC where a Recruitment and Retention agreement currently exists ** Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) funding is subject to change without notice.
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Dawson Creek

Known as the "Mile Zero City" because it marks the start of the Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek is surrounded by rolling hills and prairies and home to a campus of the Northern Lights College. Built on the stability of agriculture and a strong sense of community spirit, Dawson Creek’s main industry is agriculture and it is known province-wide for its honey. There are many recreational activities to enjoy year round here, such as: skiing, golfing, hiking, canoeing and fishing.

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