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Northern Health Authority

General Practitioner/Family Practitioner

Canada-British Columbia-Fort St. John


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Northern Health Authority

Job Description

Northern Health Authority is seeking a general practitioner with emergency experience to work full time in the Emergency Room at Fort St. John Hospital. The ER sees 25,000+ visits per year and is currently covered by 3 full time general practitioners with assistance from other GPs in the community.  

The new Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care opened in 2012. The facility has 55 acute care beds and 123 residential care beds with approximately 22,000 emergency visits per year.

  • Endoscopy suite

  • 2 state of the art operating rooms plus procedure room

  • Ambulatory clinics including cancer clinics and Hemodialysis

  • Medical and surgical inpatient rooms

  • ICU

  • Prenatal Clinic and Birthing Centre 

Fort St. John Health Unit offering:

  • Public Health

  • Home care nursing

  • Home support

  • Community rehabilitation

  • Nutrition

  • Social workers services

  • Environmental Health

  • Audiology

  • Dental Health 

North Peace Care Clinic, an 87 bed residential complex care facility offering health services, including:

  • respite

  • Adult day program

  • Psycho geriatric services 

Fort St. John is known as “The Energetic City,” which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, and the vitality of its residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much. Fort St. John sits high above the spectacular Peace River Valley, Northwest of Dawson Creek and Southeast of Fort Nelson, where endless patchwork quilts of cropland melt into the horizon. The population is 19,000, but serves an area population of 69,000. Fort St. John is the hub of the Northeast with a new cultural center and library, theatre and art space. The main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction and trucking. There are six elementary schools, two junior high schools, one senior high school. The Northern Lights College provides adult education.  

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

$20,000 Sign-On Bonus and $15,000 Relocation Assistance is Available! 

In order to be eligible for British Columbia licensure your postgraduate training must meet the requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Post graduate training must be obtained from an accredited and approved training program in a jurisdiction sanctioned by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. At this time, those countries are: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, and Australia. Please visit the following website for further information.


Contact Information

Northern Health AuthorityJacquelyn PagePhysician Recruitment and Marketingphysicians@northernhealth.ca
Posting Date: 23-Dec-2016Family Medicine/General Practice Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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