Specialty Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Opportunity for a 3 month locum in the beautiful North West region of BC. This long term locum position will be based out of Prince Rupert but could segue into a more permanent position in Terrace with outreach surgical activities in Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Smithers with ample OR time if both parties are interested.

Northern Health is looking to build their Orthopaedic services in the Northwest Region; ultimately with four Orthopedic Surgeons in Terrace, one in Kitimat and one in Prince Rupert. This locum opportunity will include trauma and emergency cases.

Applicants are required to be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of British Columbia. The successful candidate will be expected to practice in a community orthopaedic setting and to participate in the on-call schedule 1:3 with the flexibility to cover additional shifts.

Every community in the Northwest has something to offer from downhill skiing within town limits, cross-country skiing, hunting and world class fishing either in rivers or the Pacific Ocean, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, mushroom picking or camping and world class mountain biking. Northwestern BC is home to numerous Indigenous peoples, rich history and growing Indigenous cultures. Enjoy clean air, affordable lifestyle and housing. Reclaim your work-like balance and join us!

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital is a 25 bed facility offering a full range of services including:

- Diagnostic Radiology

- General Surgery

- Emergency

- Pediatrics

- Obstetrics and Gynecology

- Internal Medicine

- Orthopedics

- Extended care

- Psychiatry

The referring facility of Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace is currently being replaced by a state of the art new hospital build scheduled to open in 2024. The new build will consist of 72 beds and a level 3 trauma unit with a full compliment of Specialists and Diagnostic and Medical Imaging modalities as well as an ICU.

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

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Other Benefits/Incentives
Specialists in the Prince Rupert area are eligible to receive locum support through the Rural Locum Specialists Program with a guaranteed rate of $1,500.00 per day. Recruiting and relocation incentives are available for permanent recruits.
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Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is the largest city in northwestern British Columbia and a gateway to the Queen Charlotte Islands, the famed Inside Passage and smaller towns in the area. Amidst fjords, rain forests, lagoons, and sandy beaches, Prince Rupert is surprisingly cosmopolitan with all the modern conveniences of a larger city, including a performing arts centre, restaurants and a lively nightlife. The area is also perfect for learning about the history and customs of local First Nations people, and one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences.

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