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Specialty Emergency Medicine

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

LOCUM DATES are FLEXIBLE: July 1, 2022 to September 23, 2022.

Northern Health is seeking Emergency Physicians to provide LOCUM Emergency Room coverage in FORT ST JOHN. The Emergency Room sees 25,000+ visits per year, currently covered by 3 full time Emergency Physicians with assistance from other Family Physicians in the community.

One week of locum coverage is desired, or weekend coverage (Friday afternoon to Monday morning). REEF (Rural Emergency Enhancement Funding) and MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) available on top of MSP billings, plus additional Rural Premium of 21.35%. Locum housing may be available.

Fort St John Hospital is a state-of-the-art 55 bed hospital and 123 bed residential care facility serving a population of approximately 23,000 and is one of two area Emergency Rooms serving a catchment area of approximately 70,000.

Air Canada and WestJet provide numerous daily flights to/from Vancouver and Calgary; Central Mountain Air provides regular service to/from Prince George and Edmonton.

Site Location: Fort St. John Hospital, 8407 112 Avenue, Fort St John BC, V1J 2A4.
Company: Northern Health Authority, located at 230 9900 - 100 Ave. Fort St John BC, V1J 5S7.

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, 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!

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

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
$350,000+
Physician Overhead
None (for ER coverage)

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
Other Benefits/Incentives
REEF (Rural Emergency Enhancement Funding) and MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) available on top of MSP billings. Locum housing may be available.

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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