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Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health Authority is seeking a pediatrician to join a General Pediatrics Practice in Terrace serving a large segment of Northwest British Columbia, a teaching site for UBC Medicine, and with significant primary care capacity, outstanding specialist support and services, and new hospital being developed.

Your home and workplace are surrounded by the stunning coastal mountain range, Skeena River eco-system, lush ancient rain forests - an hour from the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the mild winters, back and cross country skiing, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, indoor and outdoor skating, ice-fishing and an in the evening you can soak in the local hot springs. In the summer, go golfing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, boating and swimming in the pristine lakes and of course, go fishing in the Skeena and tributaries for world-renowned salmon and steelhead while keeping an eye out for the rare Kermode or “Spirit Bear”. In the evening, relax in one of the many pubs, restaurants or the local brewery, or go dancing and see local and visiting musicians perform, or maybe attend one of the art, musical or comedian shows. Go local and shop at the Northwest biggest farmer’s market. Feeling creative? Then, audition and act at the local theatre. Whatever your interests are, you will have access to numerous activities and amenities within minutes from your home – reclaim your work-life balance and join us!

The general pediatric office is in close proximity to the Mills Memorial Hospital. The pediatrician will join a group of wonderful colleagues and would be responsible for office work and hospital on call (1 in 4). Terrace is the referral centre for the NW central corridor, the Hazeltons, the Bulkley Valley in the Northwest Region. Hospital duties will include consultation to the emergency department, care of pediatric inpatients, high-risk stabilization, and care of newborns prior to transfer to larger centers if indicated. Teaching to family practice residents and 3rd and 4th year medical students will be expected periodically.

Call includes taking phone calls from neighboring communities, stabilizing newborns before transport - we aim for above 34 weeks, stabilizing complex pediatric patients before transport, and managing stable inpatients. Mills Memorial Hospital currently does not have designated pediatric beds or a NICU.

Terrace is a vibrant, entrepreneurial and friendly community with tertiary catchment area of 51000 people, clean air, affordable living and real-estate. Historically serving and sustained by the forestry industry, Terrace has grown into a regional service centre with government, educational and social services as biggest employers as well as a strong presence of construction, trades, and transportation infrastructure and growth in the manufacturing and tourism industries. The recent LNG Canada final investment decision, the largest energy investment in Canadian history, along with a number of other industrial projects will further develop and strengthen the region’s economy.

Educational opportunities abound with three secondary and seven elementary schools, one French Immersion, one Francophone School and one long-distance education school, a Coast Mountain College and a University of British Columbia satellite campus.

Terrace is home to Mills Memorial Hospital, a fully accredited 44 bed, acute care facility, with an average 24,700 ER visits per year. Construction of an almost half billion dollar state of the art new hospital is coming soon!

Current services include:

10 Bed Psychiatric Unit

Oncology – (with pediatric Vincristine maintenance therapy service)

Nuclear medicine including SPECT/CT


Daycare Surgery

Bone Marrow Biopsy Program


Labour and Delivery Unit

3 Surgical Suites

5 Bed ICU staffed by intensivists

MRI/CT, stereotactice core biopsy

Nuclear Medicine

What is truly unique about your practice in Terrace is the exceptional specialist support including:

General Surgery

Internal Medicine








GP Oncology, GP Obstetrics (with C-section Capabilities)

Visiting Neurology, Oncology



Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Neurology

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Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead

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
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
Compensation estimate includes salary, on call stipend (at 1:4), as well as Retention Premium and Retention Flat Fee. Additional benefit: Rural Continuing Medical Education allowance $1,800 to $7,800 per year. 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


A vibrant and growing city, Terrace is located in the beautiful Skeena River Valley and surrounded by the Coast Mountains. With the largest regional population base in northwestern British Columbia, it serves as the service, educational, medical and transportation hub of the region. From the mountain playgrounds to the raging rivers, Terrace is a gateway to spectacular outdoor adventure. Year-round recreational opportunities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and skiing.

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