Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Anesthesiology

Role and Facility Information

New Update: The Family Practice Anesthesia Department has now implemented and transitioned to the Alternate Payment Plan contract payment model with increased remuneration effective May 2023.

Join an outstanding medical community and be a part of a progressive team at St. John’s Hospital in Vanderhoof, the geographical centre of British Columbia. This very collegial group of general practitioners enjoy:

• a focus on work-life balance

• excellent opportunities for FP enhanced skills development

• 8 weeks of holiday and 2 weeks of CME annually (no locum coverage required)

• a progressive EMR practice (MOIS) with a focus on patient quality and sustainable rural health care

The successful candidate will enjoy at least 1-2 FPA days/week, while also working in a thriving General Practice, and participating with hospital based work activities which include ER shifts, in-patients, and other opportunities (cardiac stress testing, scopes, etc). With regular in-house simulation activities and educational opportunities, there are many options to grow in your desired areas of clinical and academic interests. Outside the OR, the FPA services are utilized in the ER for sedation, critical care, and obstetrical services as well.

This team of FP’s and FP specialists work in a collaborative team to support each other in clinical and academic activities to provide the best level of patient care in the North. This opportunity would be excellent for a new graduate seeking rural experience because of the added benefit and support of FP specialists and technology that most rural hospitals do not have.

Note: applications for LOCUM opportunities are welcome during the recruitment process.

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 FP-Surgery and FP-Anesthesia Support

• Endoscopy Services

• Maternity and Obstetric Services

• Emergency Services with FP Surgery and FP Anesthesia backup

• 24/7 Lab, X-ray

• FP run community oncology program

• Cardiac Stress Testing program

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

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6-8 weeks annually, including CME
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
Relocation: $15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada; $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. CME - 2 weeks | MOCAP Estimate: $17,300-$33,000/yr | REEF Estimate: $15,200/yr
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Live and work in BC


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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