Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty General Internal Medicine

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a General Internal Medicine Specialist. This position will be a mix of office based, hospital consult and ICU coverage. The ICU is relatively low acuity.

The Fort St John Hospital is a new state-of-the-art 55 bed hospital serving a population of approximately 20,000, and is one of two hospitals serving a catchment area of approximately 69,000. The facility offers services including diagnostics, surgery, acute care, ICU, maternity, a community cancer centre, community hemodialysis, visiting specialists clinic, and a prenatal clinic. Other local specialists include psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, radiology, and pathology in Fort St John, and orthopedics in the neighboring community of Dawson Creek.

There is presently one full-time internist in Fort St. John and we are expecting the arrival of one full-time internist in Dawson Creek (70 km away). The goal is to move to an Alternate Payment Plan (APP) with 3-4 internists in Fort St. John.

Site Location: Fort St. John Hospital, 8407 112 Avenue, Fort St John BC, V1J 2A4.
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.

Fort St. John is known as “The Energetic City” and is located at Mile 47 of the world famous Alaska Highway! The city has numerous restaurants, cafés, and a health food store. It is the cultural and commercial hub of the Northeast, with a performing and visual arts centre, library, art gallery and theatre. Large concerts are hosted at the state-of-the-art Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek, only a one-hour drive from Fort St. John.

Recreational opportunities in the Fort St. John area include speed-skating (on one of only four indoor Olympic-sized, long-track speed skating ovals in North America!), indoor walking track, indoor soccer, golf, tennis, yoga, dance, mountain biking, walking trails, hiking, boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, curling, and hockey. Enjoy our weekly downtown Farmer's Market, open from May to October! Fort St. John always has something for you to do whether it's summer or winter!

Our local airport offers numerous daily flights on Air Canada, WestJet, and Central Mountain Air.

Fort St. John has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one private school (Kindergarten to Grade 12). Northern Lights College provides post-secondary education.

The region's main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction, and transportation.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Northeastern British Columbia!

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Approx. $400,000
Physician Overhead
Negotiable
Billing Split
N/A

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
Regular
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
23.3%
Retention Flat Fee
$22,923
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 (TBD)
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) Level 1 available on top of MSP billings. Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) 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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Fort St. John

Fort St. John, known as "The Energetic City" due to its resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, is located on a plateau in the Peace Region of northeastern British Columbia. Being the cultural and commercial centre of the region, Fort St. John offers a rural lifestyle with modern conveniences such as shopping and entertainment. Recreational opportunities in the area include cross-country skiing, fishing, hockey, boating, hiking, camping, hunting and curling.

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