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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Physician to take over an existing, well-managed family practice starting January 1st, 2023.

Teaching opportunities, support of the Division of Family Practice actively involved with community partners and Northern Health in the primary care clinic including multi-disciplinary teams.

ABOUT OUR CLINIC
We are a youthful, vibrant clinic consisting of 8 physicians and 7 staff housed in a modern, fully furnished, organized, well established medical office. Each physician has their own workspace and individual exam room as well as a shared procedure room. We also have an in-house NP, dietician, social worker, mental health clinician, respiratory therapist and pharmacist who work alongside as a team and we all support each other.

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Associates are paid $180.00/hour for an 8 hour day. This rate is take-home with no overhead or additional expenses deducted. Associates are required to work 3-4 full days a week in clinic. Associates are paid consistently every 2 weeks. Full time Associates are provided 8 weeks vacation time per year.

There is opportunity to generate extra revenue through services outside the clinic such as ER, OR, Prenatal clinic, etc. This is all billed privately and Associates keep 100% of these earnings.

We are on an alternate payment model, our clinic is not solely FFS based.

Fort St John Hospital and Peace Villa opened in 2012; the facility has 55 acute care beds, 123 residential care beds and the ER handles over 25,000 visits per year.
• Endoscopy suite
• 2 state of the art operating rooms plus procedure room
• Ambulatory clinics including cancer clinics and hemodialysis
• Medical and surgical inpatient rooms
• ICU
• Prenatal Clinic and Birthing Centre
Fort St. John Health Unit
• Public Health
• Home care nursing
• Home support
• Community rehabilitation
• Nutrition
• Social workers services
• Environmental Health
• Audiology
• Dental Health

ABOUT FORT ST JOHN
With a population of 23,000 and growing, Fort St. John is the largest city in Northeastern BC with daily flights to Vancouver and Calgary.

You can enjoy a wide variety of activities from camping, hiking and lakeside fun in the summer, to sledding, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing in the winter.

The city supports a robust theatre and arts community along with an indoor speed skating track, running track, soccer field, three hockey rinks, indoor pool and curling rink.

Fort St. John has a newly built hospital. We have in-town specialists including general surgery, internal medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, psychiatry, pediatrics as well as a visiting specialist clinic including dermatology, ophthalmology, and rheumatology. Other specialists are also available within the region of Northern 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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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
300,000+
Physician Overhead
None

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
8 weeks per year for Full-Time Associates
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
Compensation Type: Innovative Funding based on panel size, complexity rating and QI indicators. Income from other courses, I.e. maternity, ER, OT. 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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Live and work in BC

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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