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Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health Authority is seeking pediatricians to provide locum support in Terrace serving a large segment of Northwest British Columbia. Terrace is a teaching site for UBC Medicine, has significant primary care capacity and outstanding specialist support and services.

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 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

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Other Benefits/Incentives
Locum compensation is $1800 per day (including Rural Retention Premium). An additional $700 per day while on call. Housing and travel is covered.
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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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