Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Emergency

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking one Physician to join our team and provide mostly Emergency Room (ER) coverage at Dawson Creek and District Hospital. The Emergency Room sees 22,000+ visits per year and is covered by Family Physicians in the community and one other full time GP/ER physician. Come and enjoy our wide blue skies and northern hospitality!

Hours and shifts are negotiable; office and other hospital work also available.

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

• General surgery

• Diagnostics and Medical imaging with CT

• Cancer care

• Orthopaedic Trauma and Surgical Centre for the North East region of British Columbia

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

The city has a population of approximately 12,500, provides primary service to a population of 20,000 and helps serve the larger population of the Peace River Region, approximately 60,000.

The city offers shopping, services, restaurants, cafés, a health food store, 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 a state-of-the-art indoor Aquatic Centre, indoor walking track, gyms, yoga, pilates, and dance studios, biking trails, golfing, swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching, and visiting our numerous parks. In the wintertime, enjoy our indoor curling rink, two indoor skating rinks, a full-size outdoor speed skating oval, 25 kilometres of groomed trails for cross-country (Nordic) skiing, Bear Mountain Ski Hill (downhill skiing and snowboarding), back-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

The city has a wide variety of authentic cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, and Italian (to name a few), and also a wide variety of dining atmospheres: choose from high end restaurants, hotel buffets, familiar franchises, and 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. Central Mountain Air provides regular scheduled service to Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George, Edmonton and Calgary.

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

Position location: Dawson Creek & District Hospital, 11100 13 St., Dawson Creek BC, V1G 3W8.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
$350,000+
Physician Overhead
In office work at 65/35; ER work minimal overhead for own billing etc.

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
Negotiable
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
23.1%
Retention Flat Fee
$23,225
Relocation Funding Available
$$9,000 - $15,000 (TBD)
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
Rural Emergency Enhancement funding available (REEF) for ER coverage along with Medical On Call Availability Program (MOCAP) funding on top of MSP billings for ER coverage. Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) funding available. Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) funding available. Relocation funding available: $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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