Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Emergency

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a family practitioner for a 0.5 FTE position in beautiful Fraser Lake, BC. The estimated start date is April 1, 2023, however an earlier start date may be arranged. The Health Centre is comprised of a collegial team of health care professionals, including family physicians, nurse practitioner and nursing staff. The team provides Primary Care as well as some daytime ER care 1-2 times/week depending on staffing levels.

There are both acute and chronic disease management with a focus on preventative primary care. There is opportunity for outreach work in First Nation communities as well as emergency shifts in the neighbouring community of Vanderhoof (40 minutes away). There are well established connections to the medical communities in Vanderhoof and Prince George (1 hr, 40 min) to facilitate surgical and in hospital care for Fraser Lake and area patients. Locum coverage is through the Rural GP Locum Program.

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

The community of Fraser Lake is known as the White Swan Capital of the World for the hundreds of migrating trumpeter swans that winter there each November. With a superb view of the surrounding lakes and rivers from the top of Mouse Mountain, the area’s most prominent landmark, you are sure to be enchanted with the Village of Fraser Lake. The main industries are mining and forestry. Fraser Lake has one elementary school and one combined elementary/secondary school.

With over 170 lakes within a 50 mile radius, Fraser Lake is a playground of water and natural wonderland. Besides fishing for trout or char in the Fraser and Francois Lakes, or the Nautley or Stellako River, you can also enjoy:

• Golfing

• Hiking

• Camping

• Boating

• Climbing the 25-million-year-old lava beds of the extinct Red Rock Volcano

• Viewing trumpeter swans

• Skiing and snowboarding

• Skating or curling in the Fraser Lake Recreation Complex

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
$200,000 + (0.50 FTE)
Physician Overhead
Billing Split

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6-8 weeks annually, including CME
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$up to $15,000
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
Relocation: $15,000 if relocating from outside Canada; $12,000 if relocation within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. Recruitment incentive is pro-rated for less than full time. Teaching opportunities and Rural Continuing Medical Education Program are available.
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Live and work in BC

Fraser Lake

Fraser Lake is fondly called the "Swan Capital of the World" for the hundreds of trumpeter swans which migrate there each November. It is a playground for outdoor activities, from windsurfing and water-skiing to biking and cross-country skiing. Hiking trails begin right at the community's doorstep, and cabins and resorts on the surrounding lakes draw many to enjoy its beautiful scenery, nature and beaches.

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