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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Emergency

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Physician for an exciting opportunity to provide Emergency Room coverage. This locum opportunity is based out of the beautiful Bulkely Valley in Smithers. Locum dates range from June 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022 with flexible durations and dates of coverage. Four shifts per week are guaranteed with 2 day shifts days and 2 night shifts.

Bulkley Valley District Hospital is a 24 bed acute care facility providing emergency/outpatient, medical, surgical, maternity and palliative care services, and has one psychiatric observation unit. The facility supports home and community care services, a strong community cancer clinic, and a diverse visiting specialist/surgeon program. It also offers laboratory and radiology (x-ray, mammography, ultrasound), and pediatrics services.

Smithers is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges which provide a backdrop for the town's Alpine setting. The main industries include forestry, tourism, transportation and agriculture. Smithers offers affordable housing and natural splendor that support a balanced lifestyle. There are golf courses, swimming, curling and skating rinks, fitness, mountain biking and hiking trails. The population of Smithers is approximately 5,400 and home to some of the country's best skiing. There are three elementary schools, one secondary school and one alternate format school for gr. 9 - 12.

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 +
Physician Overhead
None (for ER Coverage)
Billing Split
70/30 or 75/25 depending on clinic agreement

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
20.02%
Other Benefits/Incentives
REEF (Rural Emergency Enhancement Funding) and MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) available on top of MSP billings.
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Smithers

Smithers is located in northwestern British Columbia, halfway between Prince Rupert and Prince George. Dubbed “the town for all seasons,” Smithers is a lively place with a strong sense of community spirit and offers residents and visitors alike an outstanding array of outdoor recreational activities including skiing, fishing, hiking, and snowmobiling. Smithers is also known for its fine dining and cultural activities including theatre groups and galleries featuring native arts and crafts.

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