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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Practitioner (OB and ER are not required) to join the primary care team in the beautiful Bulkley Valley, Smithers. The Family Practitioner will be taking on new patients and there is already a waiting list. Smithers offers uniquely peaceful lifestyle with congenial medical environment, but in addition an airport in town, a downhill ski mountain in town, endless hikes and lakes and affordable real-estate.

Bulkley Valley District Hospital is a 24 bed acute care facility providing emergency/outpatient, medical, surgical, maternity and palliative care services, and has one psychiatric observation unit. The facility supports home and community care services, a strong community cancer clinic, and a diverse visiting specialist/surgeon program. It also offers laboratory and radiology (x-ray, mammography, ultrasound), and pediatrics services.

Smithers is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges which provide a backdrop for the town's Alpine setting. The main industries include forestry, tourism, transportation and agriculture. Smithers offers affordable housing and natural splendor that support a balanced lifestyle. There are golf courses, swimming, curling and skating rinks, fitness, mountain biking and hiking trails. The population of Smithers is approximately 5,400 and home to some of the country's best skiing. There are three elementary schools, one secondary school and one alternate format school for gr. 9 - 12.

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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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
$400,000 plus

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
20.02%
Retention Flat Fee
$23,046
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000-15,000
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000
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.
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Live and work in BC

Smithers

Smithers is located in northwestern British Columbia, halfway between Prince Rupert and Prince George. Dubbed “the town for all seasons,” Smithers is a lively place with a strong sense of community spirit and offers residents and visitors alike an outstanding array of outdoor recreational activities including skiing, fishing, hiking, and snowmobiling. Smithers is also known for its fine dining and cultural activities including theatre groups and galleries featuring native arts and crafts.

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