Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty General Internal Medicine

Role and Facility Information

The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is seeking a qualified General Internal Medicine (GIM) specialist to join our department of Internal Medicine. With the recent redesign of its service delivery model, the department of internal medicine established a division of GIM, with a total of five 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 in shared internal medicine call and the inpatient Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU).

The position of GIM specialist will involve 30-32 weeks of scheduled clinical work per year involving the following duties:

1. Provision of 16 weeks per year of inpatient services as MRP for patients

2. Participation in the inpatient daytime consult service for GIM on a rotating basis (1 week in 5)

3. Participation in GIM rapid access clinics, peri-operative assessment clinic and other clinics designated as part of the GIM service

4. Participation in clinical teaching with a clinical faculty appointment

5. Participation in the general medicine shared call schedule (approx. 1 in 7)

6. Responsibility to deliver high quality service GIM unit and review the medical care and documentations provided by the clinical associate as often as needed to provide the optimal medical care

Those providing the above services will have access to the following resources:

1. Access to onsite shared GIM clinic space without overhead fees, including EMR access

2. Access to the cardiac lab with the ability to provide exercise stress testing, Holter monitor interpretation and MIBI stress testing

3. Participation in the ECG reading rota

4. Support on CTU with house staff including a GP clinical associate, senior medicine resident, family practice resident(s) and medical students

5. Support on the GIM inpatient unit with two GP clinical associates

6. The GIM clinic space is supported by a booking clerk

There is also an opportunity to apply for the GIM division Lead position. 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.

UHNBC serves both the immediate population of Prince George (approx. 80,000) and is a referral centre for outlying communities (total population approx. 400,000). It is the main teaching centre for medical students in the Northern Medical Program and provides teaching for University of British Columbia residents in several specialties. The Department of Internal Medicine currently has 20 members, 13 of whom cover Internal Medicine. There are sub-specialties including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Respirology, Neurology, Dermatology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology. It provides many specialty services including dialysis, endoscopic ultrasound, bronchoscopy, echocardiography. There is a fully equipped Intensive Care Unit which operates as a Closed Unit for physician staffing and involves many of the Internists. The BC Cancer Centre for the North is situated on the hospital site and includes radiation and medical oncology services. The ongoing development as a regional and teaching centre makes this an exciting time to join the medical community in Prince George.

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern BC, servicing an approx. rural population of 400,000 over an area of 600,000 square kilometers. Affordable housing, short commutes, a vibrant arts & culture community, and outstanding recreational opportunities make Prince George a desirable community to call home. A paradise for outdoor recreation; mountain biking, hiking, kayaking in the summer, and 41 ft. of powder in the winter are just a few of the options for adventure seekers!

If rewarding professional opportunities and an outstanding lifestyle are your priority, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

UHNBC is located at 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
$12,668
Relocation Funding Available
$see other benefits
Recruitment Incentive
$15,000
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 incentive is not available to physicians moving from a community within BC where a Recruitment and Retention agreement currently exists **
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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 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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