Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty Developmental

Role and Facility Information

UHNBC is seeking a Developmental Pediatrician with an interest in developmental/behavioural Pediatrics. This is an office based job located in Prince George with no commitment to General Pediatric call /CTU or acute hospital work. The scope of practice will also cover Complex developmental behavioural conditions (CDBC), Autism assessment sessions through Northern Health Assessment Network for Prince George and surrounding communities in the region.
You will work with a collegial team of General Pediatricians at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) in Prince George, British Columbia. This is the regional referral centre for Northern British Columbia, and is affiliated with the Northern Medical Program of the University of British Columbia (UBC). The UHNBC group of six general pediatricians serves a geographical area of approximately 600,000 km and a population of approximately 300,000.

This hospital has a state-of-the-art Level II B NICU with nine single room pods which include sleeping space for parents (single room neonatal care). This NICU is the first of its kind in BC. The pediatric inpatient unit has twelve family suites. The Pediatric Ambulatory Care Unit offers clinics including in diabetes, oncology, asthma, autism and complex behavioral conditions. In addition, the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Unit hosts many subspecialist visiting clinics from BC Children’s Hospital. (including cardiology, respirology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, nephrology, hematology, genetics). In addition, there is the potential for outreach and telehealth Pediatric clinics throughout northern BC, as well as for telehealth appointments with children living in First Nations/reserve communities in northern BC.

UHNBC has an adolescent inpatient psychiatry unit, and the pediatricians work with the psychiatrists to provide a holistic approach to children and youth with mental health issues.
The Prince George Child Development Centre serves children with special needs. The Child Development Centre is staffed by specialized occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech language therapists. There is also a community-based multidisciplinary Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Clinic, and a community-based mental health centre for children and youth. There are many children with developmental or behavioral challenges in the community.

The range of pathology in pediatric patients in Prince George and the surrounding area is great. There is a need for a passionate, committed Developmental Pediatrician to live and work in our community, to continue to improve the quality of life of the children and youth of northern BC.

UHNBC
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, B.C.
V2M 1S2

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
500,000

Benefits and Incentives

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 benefit
Recruitment Incentive
$15,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
$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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Live and work in BC

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, and fishing. Prince George is also home to the University of Northern British Columbia.

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