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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Emergency

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Practitioner for a unique position that entails 3 days per week working in the Emergency Department and 2 days per work at a family practice clinic. If you have passion for rural healthcare and desire to experience the Pacific Northwest lifestyle, this position may be for you!

Welcome to Kitimat’s economic boom times – spearheaded by Canada’s largest private investment – the $40-billion energy megaproject – LNG Canada (Liquefied Natural Gas). The natural gas export terminal will be built in Kitimat bringing hundreds of people and at least 4,500 workers at the peak of LNG construction in 2021. With the community’s population hovering at around 9,000 residents, there are work camps set up to accommodate the influx of workers. The LNG Canada could mean $22 billion in revenue to B.C.’s economy over 40 years. It could also mean hundreds of jobs in construction and operation of the plant, a corresponding natural gas pipeline, and service and retail businesses.

Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre integrates acute care, residential care, public health and community health in one facility. The hospital contains 20 acute care beds, including 2 maternity beds. The GPAs provide anesthesia services for Orthopedics, Obstetrics, and other visiting surgeons.

Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre services include:

Diabetes and Chronic Decease management
Outpatient Community Chemotherapy clinic
Regional Orthopaedic centre
Regional Palliative Care Nurse consultant
Community Services including:
- Home Support
- Home Care Nursing
- Long Term Care Case Management
- Mountainview Lodge is a 36-bed residential and complex care facility
Public Health Team

Kitimat General Hospital hosts a regular rotation of visiting specialists in internal medicine, urology, ENT, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology and radiology.

Set within some of the most spectacular and remote scenery in the world, Kitimat truly is a "Marvel of Industry and Nature". A deep sea port town, situated on both the sheltered inland coast at the head of the Douglas Channel and on the only other flat bottomed valley on the Canadian west coast, outside Vancouver, with easy rail, road and air access - it has an enviably bright future. Purpose built by Alcan in the 1950's, the friendly multicultural town boasts perhaps the best facilities for a community of its size with two ice arenas, a brand new pool, sports fields, a theatre, a modern library, recreation centres, a shopping mall, marinas, homes for the elderly, several schools, inexpensive housing and countless opportunities to take advantage of the spectacular wilderness just outside the Douglas Channel. The many pristine salmon bearing rivers, along with mountain hiking trails and local ski hills offer a lifetime of experiences for the outdoor enthusiast and young family.

To read more about Kitimat and moving there, please visit: https://www.kitimat.ca/en/our-community/moving-to-kitimat.aspx

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
expected $450,000
Physician Overhead
None (for ER coverage)

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6-8 weeks annually, including CME
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
Recruitment Incentive
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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Located 60 kilometres south of Terrace in northwestern British Columbia, the modern port city of Kitimat was built in the 1950s for the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan). A planned community with defined residential areas and a centralized urban core, it is home today to one of the world’s largest smelters, a pulp and paper mill, a petrochemical manufacturer and a fish hatchery. Nestled at the end of Douglas Channel, a 140 kilometre fjord along the Alaska-Vancouver “Inside Passage,” Kitimat’s beautiful setting provides the backdrop for a unique mix of successful industries and a natural, outdoor lifestyle.

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