Specialty Plastic Surgery

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Plastic Surgeon to join the surgical team in Terrace. If you're looking for an opportunity to develop your career in one of the most beautiful areas of British Columbia, we'd like to hear from you!

The selected candidate will provide service to the Northwest region out of the Mills Memorial Hospital, a teaching site for UBC Medicine. Outreach work to surrounding communities may be explored. The plastic surgeon working in the Northwest will have significant tertiary support with a robust range of specialists on-site, will have more than adequate OR time and will have freedom to develop a plastic surgical program for almost 80,000 people.

Terrace hosts the IBCC (Integrated Breast Cancer Clinic) and the NW Breast Surgical Program. The opportunities for early and late reconstruction breast surgery will be an interesting and important focus as all breast surgeries in the NW are concentrated in Terrace.

Construction of the $500 million new Mills Memorial in Terrace is commencing in 2020 and the implications for surgical service delivery in the region is tremendous.

The retention of our specialists in the NW is tremendous; which speaks to the work-life balance and professional satisfaction which is a hallmark of our NW community of services.

Surround yourself by the stunning coastal mountain range and lush ancient rainforest just minutes away from the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the mild winters, back and cross country skiing, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, indoor and outdoor skating, ice-fishing and an evening soak in the local hot springs. In the summer, go golfing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming in the pristine lakes and of course, the world-class Salmon fishing. Keep an eye out for a rare white Kermode or “spirit” bear. In the evening, relax in one of the many pubs, restaurants or the local brewery, or go dancing and see local musicians perform, or maybe attend one of the art, dance or musical shows. Go local and shop at the Northwest biggest farmer’s market. Feeling creative? Then, audition and act at the local theatre. Whatever your interests are, you will have access to numerous activities and amenities within minutes from your home – reclaim your work-life balance and join us!

Terrace is a vibrant, entrepreneurial and friendly community with a medical catchment area of 31000, clean air, affordable life and housing. Historically a forestry industry, Terrace has grown into a regional service town with government and educational social services as the biggest employers as well as strong presence of construction, trades, transportation and growth in manufacturing and tourism. There are three secondary and six elementary schools, one long-distance education and one French Immersion, a Northwest Community College campus and a University of British Columbia campus.

Terrace is home to Mills Memorial Hospital, a fully accredited 44 bed, acute care facility, with an average 24,700 ER visits per year. State of the art double the size new hospital is coming soon! Today services include:
10 Bed Psychiatric Unit
Oncology – SPECT/CT. Dialysis
Daycare Surgery
Bone Marrow Biopsy Program
Bronchoscopy
Labour and Delivery Unit
3 Surgical Suites
5 Bed ICU
Diagnostic and Specialist Centre
MRI/CT
Nuclear Medicine

Mills Memorial Hospital currently provides the following surgical services:
General Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Otolaryngology
Opthalmology
Dental

New and increased services will be added with the new hospital development.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
550000

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
19.6%
Retention Flat Fee
$19,706
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000-15,000
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000
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Live and work in BC

Terrace

A vibrant and growing city, Terrace is located in the beautiful Skeena River Valley and surrounded by the Coast Mountains. With the largest regional population base in northwestern British Columbia, it serves as the service, educational, medical and transportation hub of the region. From the mountain playgrounds to the raging rivers, Terrace is a gateway to spectacular outdoor adventure. Year-round recreational opportunities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and skiing.

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