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Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Adult

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a psychiatrist for the beautiful ocean side community of Prince Rupert.

This is an opportunity to join the Northwest Psychiatry Team providing services to Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers and surrounding communities. Working in a community mental health team, the psychiatrist, in close consultation with family physicians will:

• Provide patient assessments and treatment planning

• Provide ongoing patient centered consultation and education to physicians and interdisciplinary mental health teams to advance effective treatment.

• Participate in provision of area-based continuum of psychiatric services including assessment of patients in the regional hospital observation unit.

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital is a 25 bed facility offering a full range of services including

• Diagnostics

• Ultrasound

• CAT scan

• Surgery

• Emergency

• Day care

• Acute care

• Extended care

• Diabetes education

• Healthy Heart

• Rehabilitation programs

• Pediatrics

• Radiology

• Obstetrics

• Gynecology

• Internal medicine

• Podiatry

• Orthopedics

Prince Rupert is a marine-based port city with one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences on Northwest BC’s Pacific Coast. It’s also a popular stop on various Alaskan cruises. Located 721 km (447 miles) west of Prince George on Highway 16, Prince Rupert is the land, air, and water transportation hub of British Columbia’s North Coast, and home to 13,500 people. The city sits at the mouth of the Skeena River, surrounded by Chatham Sound and many small, uninhabited islands.

The area is perfect for exploring and discovering the fascinating history and customs of local First Nations people. Prince Rupert is recognized as one of the world’s largest and leading ports and port facility expansion in the area ensures a multitude of economic opportunities now and in the future.

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
Physician Overhead

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
Recruitment Incentive
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Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is the largest city in northwestern British Columbia and a gateway to the Queen Charlotte Islands, the famed Inside Passage and smaller towns in the area. Amidst fjords, rain forests, lagoons, and sandy beaches, Prince Rupert is surprisingly cosmopolitan with all the modern conveniences of a larger city, including a performing arts centre, restaurants and a lively nightlife. The area is also perfect for learning about the history and customs of local First Nations people, and one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences.

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