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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is recruiting for a half time (0.5 FTE) primary care physician for the Coast Tsimshian Primary Care Team. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a collaborative partnership between four Coastal First Nation communities, First Nations Health Authority and Northern Health.

Much of work, which translates into 70-87.5 hours a month is done virtually based out of Prince Rupert. It is a telehealth/in-person blended position that involves travel to four different First Nations communities - Lax kw'alaams, Gitxaala, Gitga'at and Metlakatla. Travel has been intermittent due to COVID. Shifts in ER and Labour and Delivery, which are additional fee for service, are also available to those who are interested.

You will be based in Prince Rupert with the rest of the Primary Care Team with scheduled visits for in-community service delivery to the four Northwest First Nations communities of: Gitga’at (Hartley Bay), Lax Kw’alaams (Port Simpson), Maxtakxaata (Metlakatla) and Gitkxaahla (Kitkatla). The rest of your time will be spent travelling to and from communities (very limited due to the current situation as a result of Covid-19) collaborating on team based care intervention, delivery and to support the communities remotely with service delivery from Prince Rupert

The Coast Tsimshian Primary Care Team will be connected to and supported by the Prince Rupert Primary Care Network to deliver care that is comprehensive, responsive and as close to home as possible.

Video link/telehealth technology is enabled with access to consultation specialty services and linkage to other health professionals.
The EMR platform and NH Cerner OS are used to strengthen care and connectivity to and from the communities and primary care and specialist support will be planned and coordinated to ensure you’re supported in your care delivery in remote communities.

Not only will you be able to deliver well-funded, well-supported holistic care in a multidisciplinary team context to a unique geographical area but also be a part of a unique opportunity for innovation, creativity and transformation rectifying inequities in health service delivery.

The base community of Prince Rupert:

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has a 25 bed facility offering a full range of services including:
• Emergency,
• Acute care
• Pediatrics
• Radiology
• Internal medicine
• Orthopedics
• General surgery
• Psychiatry

Other facilities in Prince Rupert Include:
• Acropolis Manor
• Prince Rupert Community Health
• Community Cancer Clinic

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest. Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops.

A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery. Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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A recent Hospital Appeals Board ruling provides you with the option to commence processing your expression of interest/application on receipt of your inquiry. The Hospital Act requires the notification by Board of the approval or denial of medical staff membership in writing within 120 days. This ruling presents significant challenges in ensuring a timely review of a complete application as defined in Article 4 of the Bylaws.

For clarity, no action is required if you would like to have your expression of interest/application move through the approval process once deemed complete.

If you would like to move your expression of interest/application through the approval process in its current state, please notify the Health Authority of your intentions immediately.

If the request for privileges is denied by the Board due to an absence of information, as outlined in the application package and the Bylaws, it is the applicant’s responsibility to disclose the denial of medical staff membership to the appropriate regulatory agencies and other Health Care Organizations as required in license renewal and privileging policies.

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
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
$186,435
Physician Overhead
none

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
24.5%
Retention Flat Fee
$28,203
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000-15,000
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000
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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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