Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Emergency

Role and Facility Information

We invite you to join our well established family practice in Fort. St. James.

You will be joining a group of Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners working in an Alternative Payment Plan. This is a shared care practice model, providing primary care services to the 5000 patient population in the communities of Fort St. James, Nak’azdli Whut’en, Tl’azt’en Nation and Binche Whut’en.

If you are a new grad:

• Begin your career with a lucrative contract and no overheads!

• Start out your career under the mentorship of family physicians who have practiced quality comprehensive care in a rural setting for several years;

• Become integrated into a community at the beginning of your career and grow your family along with your patients.

If you are in the prime of your career:

• Create a retirement plan that will allow you to reap lucrative financial rewards for your commitment to the community;

• Enjoy a family life with less stress and lots of outdoor recreation – right at your doorstep;

• Raise your family in a safe, quiet and friendly small rural community;

• Live a luxurious lifestyle at an amazingly affordable price.

If you are in the twilight of your career:

• Relax in an environment that is quiet, friendly and filled with outdoor recreation in your back backyard; while caring for very appreciative patients;

• Be close to your practice while only minutes from home;

• Give back to a community that will give back to you!

• Create wealth for retirement while enjoying a laidback lifestyle.

If you are an international medical graduate:

• Relocate your family to a picturesque and recreational paradise in the heart of British Columbia;

• Enjoy lucrative financial rewards;

• Work with experienced mentors in a small community setting;

• Assistance with immigration and relocation logistics which will make the process painless

• Be part of a community that will embrace you and appreciate you as much as you appreciate them!

The Fort St. James Health Centre offers a wide range of primary care services that include: preventive medicine, care of chronic illnesses and the treatment of acute or serious issues. Our team of physicians also deliver care to the patients at Stuart Lake Hospital. The hospital is a 12-bed facility offering emergency services, acute care, ambulatory care services and a full range of diagnostic services. In addition, it is home to an extended care unit for elderly residents.

NEW HOSPITAL and HEALTH CENTRE coming soon!!! With ground breaking scheduled for spring 2022, the new hospital will be three times larger than the current facility with 27 beds, including 18 long-term care beds. There will be an emergency department with two treatment rooms, a trauma bay and ambulance bay. A laboratory and diagnostic imaging will also be part of the new facility. The hospital will include a PRIMARY CARE CENTRE that will consolidate services currently being offered in Fort St. James to one location and will be home to primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, visiting specialists, and the inter-professional team.

Note: applications for LOCUM opportunities are welcome during the recruitment process.

The Fort St. James Medical Clinic is located at 275 Stuart Drive, Fort St. James, BC, and the Stuart Lake Hospital is located at 600 Stuart Drive, Fort St. James, 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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Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
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Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
Relocation: $15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada; $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. Estimated Yearly Remuneration includes Retention Premium and Flat Fee
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Fort St. James

The prosperous city of Fort St. James is a National Historic Site located on the southeast shore of Stuart Lake, one of B.C's largest lakes. Boasting one of the oldest and most successful forestry industries in the province, Fort St. James is surrounded by mountains and a 300-kilometre network of forests, lakes and rivers. Fishing and boating are favourite pastimes for the residents here.

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