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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Physician to provide Primary Care and Emergency Room coverage in Chetwynd, BC. Join a brand new 6000 square foot facility with a state-of-the-art Primary Care Clinic! Compensation is APP (Alternative Payment Plan).

The clinic features Inter-Professional Teams (IPT) including Mental Health & Addictions, Community Nursing and Public Health; with touch-down space for visiting specialties such as Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, etc.

This new Primary Care model focuses on patient-centred care that is accessible, coordinated, comprehensive and continuous. Quality improvement and patient safety are key areas of focus.

The Chetwynd Hospital has 7 long-term beds and 5 acute care beds. Services include:
• 24/7 Emergency
• Medical Inpatient
• Palliative Care
• Respiratory Therapy

A visit to the community will be offered to the selected candidate, to provide the opportunity to determine whether it will be a good fit for the candidate and their family.

Company: Northern Health Authority, NE Corporate Office, 230, 9900 - 100 Ave. Fort St John BC V1J 5S7
Facility: Chetwynd Hospital and Health Centre, 5500 Hospital Rd., Chetwynd BC V0C 1J0

If interested, please submit your CV to Health Match BC.

Chetwynd (population 2500) is located on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains and is a transportation hub of the Peace River Region. The main local industries include oil and gas, coal, forestry and ranching. Chetwynd is known for the stunning chainsaw carvings displayed throughout the town and parks. The carvings are created during the annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship, which attracts artists from around the world!

Chetwynd is a paradise for indoor and outdoor family leisure activities, including:
• New Recreation Complex with:
o Wave pool
o Sauna
o Hot tub
o Library
o Indoor ice rink (arena)
o Curling rink
• Fishing and hunting
• Snowmobiling
• Skiing and snowboarding at Powder King Resort, only a 1-hour drive away!
• Hockey for all ages
• Service clubs
• Fun local summer activities include:
o Floating down the Sukunka River
o Climbing Old Baldy hill, to a stunning view!
o Fabulous District-maintained trail system for running, biking walking, etc..
o Annual Emperor’s Challenge hill climb
o Annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Competition

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

Vacation Leave
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 to $15,000 (TBD)
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) available. Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) available. Relocation funding: $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* Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) funding is subject to change without notice.
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Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northern British Columbia is the charismatic town of Chetwynd, famous for its chain saw carvings. The carvings are displayed throughout the town and parks, and were carved by artists who come from across the world to participate in the Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship. Chetwynd's climate and diverse surrounding landscapes provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including rock climbing, curling, swimming, and snowboarding.

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