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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Obstetrics - Operative Delivery

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Practitioner with C-section and advanced operative delivery skills. Surgery would be limited to C-sections only. Prenatal Clinic work is required. Opportunities for GP Clinic work; Anesthesia and Emergency Room shifts also available if qualified. Put your enhanced skills training to good use in this varied and diverse practice opportunity!

Fort St. John Hospital is a new state-of-the art 55 bed hospital and 123 bed residential care facility serving a population of approximately 23,000 and a catchment area of approximately 70,000. It has a state-of-the art Birthing Centre with 600+ deliveries per year and CS call shared between a solo specialist OBG and one advanced skills FP. Prenatal and primary care OB is a shared model located in the hospital adjacent to the Delivery Suite.

Fort St. John is known as “The Energetic City” and is located at Mile 47 of the world famous Alaska Highway! The city has numerous restaurants, cafés, and a health food store. It is the cultural and commercial hub of the Northeast, with a performing and visual arts centre, library, art gallery and theatre.

Recreational opportunities in the Fort St. John area include speed-skating (on one of only four indoor Olympic-sized, long-track speed skating ovals in North America!), indoor walking track, indoor soccer, golf, tennis, yoga, dance, mountain biking, walking trails, hiking, boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, curling, and hockey. Enjoy our weekly downtown Farmer's Market, open from May to October! Fort St. John always has something for you to do whether it's summer or winter!

North Peace Regional Airport offers numerous daily flights on Air Canada, WestJet, and Central Mountain Air.

Fort St. John has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one private school (Kindergarten to Grade 12). Northern Lights College provides post-secondary education.

The region's main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction, and transportation.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Northeastern British Columbia!

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
$350,000 if maternity care augmented by clinical work, emergency work etc. All of which are available.

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
Regular
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
21.35%
Retention Flat Fee
$24,577
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 (TBD)
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
REEF (Rural Emergency Enhancement Funding) and MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) available on top of MSP billings. Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) available. Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) available. Relocation funding available: $15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada; $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) funding is subject to change without notice.
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Fort St. John

Fort St. John, known as "The Energetic City" due to its resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, is located on a plateau in the Peace Region of northeastern British Columbia. Being the cultural and commercial centre of the region, Fort St. John offers a rural lifestyle with modern conveniences such as shopping and entertainment. Recreational opportunities in the area include cross-country skiing, fishing, hockey, boating, hiking, camping, hunting, and curling.

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