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Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Nephrology

Role and Facility Information

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

The Department of Medicine at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is seeking a part-time nephrologist to join our group. The successful candidate will be working alongside 3 other Nephrologist and several nursing and allied health team members providing full-spectrum outpatient and inpatient and acute nephrology care at Northern Health’s main regional site in Prince George.

Responsibilities of the incumbent in this position include:

• Minimum 0.5 (half time) coverage of scheduled nephrologist roster.

• This will include 16-17 weeks of scheduled nephrology coverage per year (includes appox. 8 weeks of hemodialysis/acute inpatients and 8 weeks of outpatient clinics)

• Minimum 0.5 (half time) out of hours General Internal Medicine call (1600-0800) and weekend, around 1:14

• Minimum 8 weeks of Nephrology call (MOCAP Level 2) coinciding with hemodialysis and inpatient nephrology weeks

• Opportunity to share a private office in the community

• Outreach visits to CDU (Terrace and Fort St. John) twice a year (pro-rata)

• Participation in BC Renal committee work

• Participating in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education

Northern Health’s regional kidney care program is responsible for providing kidney care services to the entire Northern BC region with a catchment population of about 400,000 with many rural and remote communities. Our regional kidney care program is an active partner with BC Renal and adheres to the highest standards of clinical care to provide care to our clients closer to home. Our services include:

• In-centre Hemodialysis unit with 18 hemodialysis stations at UHNBC Prince George

• Three community dialysis units: Northern Independent community hemodialysis unit, in Parkwood Plaza, Prince George, North-West community dialysis unit in Terrace, BC and Fort St. John community dialysis unit.

• Multi-disciplinary Clinics based at UHNBC site: Kidney Care Clinics, Transplant Clinic, Home PD Clinic and Hemodialysis Clinics

• Dedicated dialysis access clinic led by vascular surgeon

• Established workflow for virtual Health appointments in all clinics using Telehealth and Zoom platforms.

The position offers a unique blend of community practice and academic opportunities. Interested candidates will have flexible opportunities to develop their practice, job share with another part-time nephrologist colleague while still having plenty of time to take advantage of the great outdoors and achieve work life balance.

The Department of Medicine currently includes members from general internal medicine and many sub-specialty divisions including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Respirology, Neurology, Dermatology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology. Inpatient care under internal medicine is organized into 2 inpatient services: Clinical Teaching Unit and General Internal Medicine Unit. Although, inpatient service weeks are predominantly covered by general internist, all subspecialists share out of hours’ IM call 1:7 and inpatient weeks (minimum 2 weeks/year). There is a fully equipped Intensive Care Unit with a separate call roster which operates as a closed unit and is staffed by intensivists. The BC Cancer Centre for the North is situated on the hospital site and includes radiation and medical oncology services.

The ongoing development as a regional teaching and research hub makes this an exciting time to join the medical community in Prince George.

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern BC, servicing an approx. rural population of 400,000 over an area of 600,000 square kilometers. Affordable housing, short commutes, a vibrant arts & culture community, and outstanding recreational opportunities make Prince George a desirable community to call home. A paradise for outdoor recreation; mountain biking, hiking, kayaking in the summer, and 41 ft. of powder in the winter are just a few of the options for adventure seekers!

Interested candidates are asked to apply with a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience and academic interests, along with three letters of reference.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
300,000-350,000

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
Yes
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
12.6%
Retention Flat Fee
$14,504
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000-15,000
Recruitment Incentive
$15,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
$15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada: $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. ** This incentive is not available to physicians moving from a community within BC where a Recruitment and Retention agreement currently exists **
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Live and work in BC

Prince George

Known as British Columbia’s northern capital, Prince George is located at the approximate geographic centre of the province where the Nechako and Fraser Rivers meet. With forestry as the major industry, residents enjoy affordable housing and a wide range of services and amenities including sports and cultural events. Recreational activities in the area include golfing, skiing, and fishing. Prince George is also home to the University of Northern British Columbia.

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