Job Posting
full time Geriatric Medicine at Northern Health Authority
Prince George, British Columbia
Job ID: 16543

The University Hospital is seeking a Geriatrician to provide Inpatient and Outpatient Geriatric Services at various sites. The successful applicant will become a member of the Dept of Internal Medicine, but will not be required to participate in the call rota.

Geriatric Inpatient and Outpatient services include but are not limited to:

Assessment, treatment and follow-up in outpatient clinic, or in the hospital;
Medication review and education;
Referrals from family physicians or attending specialists for elderly patients living in the community or in a long term care facility;
Referrals from physicians with hospitalized acute care elderly patients whose medical, functional or psychosocial problems are interfering with either their discharge or their ability to function in the community;
Complex competency assessments in collaboration with psychiatry;
Discharge planning;
Geriatric medical consultation and diagnosis; and,
Development of treatment and management strategies.
Consultation with the community based multi-disciplinary integrated health team for seniors team including problem solving and care planning for elderly patients;
Consultation with the patient’s family physician and family;
Provision of consultation and clinical program enhancement activities including planning and evaluation of geriatric services and resources;
Consultation with staff and other professionals to develop and deliver an effective and efficient geriatric services program; and,
Participation in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the Services, including and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews, and incident report reviews;

Performance Deliverables:
New Outpatient Clinic (OPC) assessments;
Follow up assessments (acute and OPC);
Consults (acute and OPC);
Outreach /Telehealth: Northern Health and Geriatrician agree to develop a plan to implement Outreach and Telehealth consultation services to support patients and ensure access to areas not served by existing Geriatric clinics

Opportunity exists for an academic appointment with UBC Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).

The University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) is the Regional Hospital for Northern BC serving both the immediate population of Prince George (approximately 80,000) and is a referral center for outlying communities (total population approximately 300,000). It is the main teaching center for Medical Students in the Northern Medical Program of UBC and provides teaching for UBC Residents in several specialties. The BC Cancer Centre for the North opened on the hospital site in the fall of 2012. The new Cancer Centre includes Radiation and Medical Oncology. The ongoing development of UHNBC as a Regional Center and teaching center makes this an exciting time to join the Medical community in Prince George.

1475 Edmonton St.,
Prince George, BC
V2M 1S2,2,3&CommunityId=51

Geriatric Medicine
Province / State
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Call Frequency
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
$350,000 + 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Retention Premium: 12.6%
Retention Flat Fee: $12,668.40
Recruitment Incentive: $15,000
Relocation Inventive: $9,000 - $15,000*

*$15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada: $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. ** This incentive is not available to physicians moving from a community within BC where a Recruitment and Retention agreement currently exists **  
Qualification Requirements
In order to be eligible for licensure in BC, 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 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Please refer to the attached PDF for a listing of those countries: 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Northern Health Authority 
Street Address 1
299 Victoria St 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Prince George 
Postal / Zip Code
V2L 5B8 
Institution Description
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Medical Staff Recruitment 
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Published on 2020-04-15
Edited on 2021-09-02