Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Please inquire regarding your available locum dates and our locum needs. Various locum dates are available, including:

Apr - June, 2022

Jul 2022, - Mar, 2023

Northern Health is seeking a Family Practitioner to provide part time service, 0.5 FTE in the Hazeltons, BC at Wrinch Memorial Hospital and Medical Clinic. Compensation is based on an Alternative Payment Plan.

The Wrinch Medical Staff provides full-scope care to the region and is made up of 10-12 Family Physicians filling 7.5 FTE, 1 GP-Anesthetist, 2 Nurse Practitioners, and 2 Registered Midwives who have an incredibly collaborative model of care.

In spring 2020, the Physicians and Nurse Practitioners implemented a Provider Partnership model wherein each part time GP was paired with another provider. Each provider is responsible for their own patient panel, however in their absence they are able to rely on their partner to help cover urgent cases and check in on critical results. Partners work together to ensure appropriate cross coverage for time off. This model has had a positive impact on clinic processes, continuity of care and access to care. The selected candidate for this position will be paired with an existing provider to ensure a smooth onboarding experience.

Teaching is a time honored tradition In Hazelton. There is an ongoing rotation of Medical Students, Nurse Practitioner Students, Midwifery Students and Medical Residents. Many of our providers also do outreach clinics once a week in the outlying communities (Sik-e-dakh, Anxpayawx, Gitsegukla, Gitwangak, Gitanyow) at the on-reserve Health Stations. Learners will often be scheduled to accompany their preceptors for these clinics.

Wrinch Medical Clinic provides 11 exam rooms with full support staff including MOAs, specialist booking, billing and a clinic coordinator. Wrinch Memorial serves a population of 8000 with:

• Nine complex care beds

• One respite bed

• Ten acute care beds

• 1 secure psychiatric observation room

• Midwifery led maternity care

• Pharmacy

• Dental Clinic

• Laboratory

• Medical Imaging including ultrasound

Other health and community care services include:

• Public Health

• Mental Health and Addictions

• Skeena Place Assisted Living Complex

• Home and community care support services

• Diabetic Education

• Dietician services

• Visiting specialists including Podiatry, Pediatrician, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, OB/GYN, Cardiology and Geriatric Assessment Team

• Pre and post natal outreach programs

Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton are located 290 km east of Prince Rupert and 70km northwest of Smithers. Hazelton is located on the banks of the Skeena River and is one of the oldest communities in northern BC. New Hazelton is situated between the Bulkley River and the stunning Roche De Boule Mountain Range. South Hazelton lies at the base of the towering Roche De Boule. The combined population of the Hazeltons is 8000. There are seven First Nation villages that lie within the boundaries of our catchment area that provide rich cultural experiences and have made significant historical contributions to the area.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.



Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
$6,500/week plus MOCAP
Physician Overhead

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium

Live and work in BC


The Hazeltons (including the Village of Hazelton, the District of New Hazelton, several unincorporated areas and a number of First Nations Villages) are situated in northern British Columbia amidst the rugged Rocher de Boule Mountain Range. Known as the “Totem Pole Capital of the World,” the area boasts a friendly pioneer town atmosphere and colourful streetscapes reflecting a rich history. Spectacular scenery, aboriginal culture, and wilderness recreational opportunities characterize the Hazelton lifestyle.

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