Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Anesthesiology

Role and Facility Information

The Vanderhoof Medical Staff team is seeking GPA locums for the 2019-2020 year. Dates are flexible (minimum of 2 days in duration) – short AND long term locums available!

- Hospital-based locum assignment
- MSP billings premium of 22.26%
- REEF (Rural Emergency Enhancement Funding) available when covering ER shifts. This is in addition to MSP billings and MOCAP payments
- Regular scheduled OR/hospital hours, ER shifts, and clinic hours available
- On-Call Hours: TBD. OR and On-Call available
- On Call Evenings: Yes
- On Call Weekends: Yes
- EMR System: Powerchart & MOIS (training and support provided)
- Accommodation & Transportation provided, please contact us for details

Amenities: Restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, gas stations, grocery & liquor stores, movie theatre, hotel, swimming pool & other recreational facilities, lakes & beaches, all within 5 minutes’ drive of hospital

Most convenient mode of transportation:
a) Air From Vancouver: Fly to Prince George (YXS) 1 hour flight, rental car to Vanderhoof (1 hour drive)
b) Drive From Vancouver: approximately 10-11 hours

St. John Hospital is a 24 acute care bed and eight bassinet facility with a staff base of 180. The St. John’s Hospital services include:

• Operating room 5 days/week, with GP-Surgery and GP-Anesthesia Support
• Endoscopy Services
• Maternity and Obstetric Services
• Emergency Services with GP Surgery and GP Anesthesia backup
• 24/7 Lab, X-ray
• GP run community oncology program
• Cardiac Stress Testing program

Emergency Framework:
BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.

St. John Hospital is a teaching facility for the University of Northern British Columbia and UBC, with a regular rotation of students and residents. Services that are operated on an outpatient basis from the St. John Hospital & nearby Health Unit include:

• Public Health Services
• Mental Health Services
• Occupational therapy
• Home Care
• Dietician Services

St. John Hospital is also home to Stuart Nechako Manor, an attached long term care facility equipped with a hospice bed.
Visiting specialists to the hospital include: General internist, orthopaedics, ENT, plastics, geriatrics, psychiatry, pediatrics, and physiatry.

Vanderhoof is a tight-knit community, and supports a population of approximately 10,000 people, including in-town and nearby rural communities. While forestry, agriculture, and tourism are major economic drivers, it’s growing industry of mining is rapidly increasing the population, as well as the demand on health services. Vanderhoof offers a vibrant arts and culture scene, sports and recreation opportunities for all ages, and endless lakes and trail systems within minutes of town. Affordable housing prices, a variety of educational facilities from elementary to college level, and it’s proximity to Prince George makes Vanderhoof one of the most desirable Northern B.C. communities to join. A brand new community pool opened in February 2019.

St. John Hospital
3255 Hospital Rd
Vanderhoof, BC
V0J 3A2



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The growing town of Vanderhoof is located on the Nechako River in northern British Columbia. Forestry and agriculture are the mainstays of the economy here and the town functions as a service centre for the surrounding area. Recreational opportunities for residents and visitors include arts and cultural activities, horseback riding, tennis, skating, and more.

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