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Specialty General Surgery

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a General Surgeon to be part of a team to expand Surgical and Trauma services in the community of Fort St John and serving the North East Region of British Columbia. Fort St John Hospital is a state-of-the-art 55-bed facility in which Northern Health has embarked on a 3-year plan to expand specialist services in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics and General Surgery, with a goal to expand the scope of practice possible in the region.

Fort St John a vibrant Northern city with a young and growing population! Fort St John Hospital offers a full range of services including diagnostics, surgery, orthopedics, acute care, internal medicine, oncology, ICU, maternity, palliative care, and extended care with additional services such as cardiac care, rehabilitation and hemodialysis. The population of Fort St John is approximately 23,000 with a catchment area of approximately 70,000. The ER has 25,000+ visits per year.

Company: Northern Health Authority, located at 230 9900 - 100 Ave. Fort St John BC V1J 5S7.

Site Location: Fort St John Hospital & Peace Villa, 8407 – 112 Ave., Fort St John BC V1J 0J5, 250-261-7233.

If interested please submit your CV to Health Match BC who will refer you to Physician Recruitment at the Health Authority.

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, an artisan butcher shop, all major grocery stores, 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. Fort St. John always has something for you to do whether it's summer or winter!

Our local airport offers numerous daily direct flights to Vancouver and Calgary on Air Canada and WestJet, and direct flights to Prince George on Central Mountain Air.

Fort St. John has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one private school (K-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 BC!

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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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) available on top of MSP billings. Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) funding available. Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) funding available. Relocation funding available: $9,000 if relocating within BC; $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada. (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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