Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Gastroenterology

Role and Facility Information

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is seeking a Gastroenterologist to join our team. Candidates must have completed training in EUS/ ERCP. Those with additional training in therapeutic endoscopy and motility will be given preference.

The successful candidate will be working alongside three other gastroenterologists providing out-patient and inpatient consultation services. The position offers a unique blend of community practice and academic opportunities. There is diverse patient pathology with opportunity of developing more focused services in nutrition, capsule endoscopy among others. UHNBC is equipped with a liver elastography machine facilitating hepatology care in addition to endoscopic ultrasound. Opportunity exists for an academic appointment with UBC Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).

The successful candidate is expected to participate in Internal medicine call rota (about 1/7 or less) as well as participating in CTU rotations.

UHNBC serves both the immediate population of Prince George (approx. 80,000) and is a referral centre for outlying communities (total population approx. 400,000 ). It is the main teaching centre for medical students in the Northern Medical Program (NMP) and provides teaching for University of British Columbia residents in several specialties. The Department of Internal Medicine currently has 20 members, 13 of whom cover Internal Medicine. Besides gastroenterology, there are sub-specialties including Cardiology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Respirology, Neurology and Rheumatology. It provides many sub-specialty services including dialysis, bronchoscopy, echocardiography (including transesophageal) as well as EUS with potential to develop new services. There is a fully equipped Intensive Care Unit which operates as a Closed Unit for physician staffing and involves many of the Internists. The BC Cancer Centre for the North is situated on the hospital site and includes radiation and medical oncology services. The ongoing development as a regional and teaching centre makes this an exciting time to join the medical community in Prince George.

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern BC, servicing an approx. rural population of 400,000 over an area of 600,000 square kilometers. Affordable housing, short commutes, a vibrant arts & culture community, and outstanding recreational opportunities make Prince George a desirable community to call home. A paradise for outdoor recreation; mountain biking, hiking, kayaking in the summer, and 41 ft. of powder in the winter are just a few of the options for adventure seekers!

If rewarding professional opportunities and outstanding lifestyle are your priority, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$see other benefits
Recruitment Incentive
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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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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