Job Posting
full time Family Practice at St. John Hospital
Vanderhoof, British Columbia
Job ID: 16578

Join an outstanding medical community and be a part of a progressive team at St. John’s Hospital in Vanderhoof, the geographical centre of British Columbia. This very collegial group of general practitioners enjoy:

• a focus on work-life balance
• excellent opportunities for GP enhanced skills development
• 8 weeks of holiday and 2 weeks of CME annually (no locum coverage required)
• a progressive EMR practice (MOIS) with a focus on patient quality and sustainable rural health care

The successful candidate will enjoy at least 1-2 GPA days/week, while also working in a thriving General practice, and participating with hospital based work activities which include ER shifts, in-patients, and other opportunities (cardiac stress testing, scopes, etc). With regular in-house simulation activities and educational opportunities, there are many options to grow in your desired areas of clinical and academic interests. Outside the OR, the GPA services are utilized in the ER for sedation, critical care, and obstetrical services as well.

This team of GP’s and GP specialists work in a collaborative team to support each other in clinical and academic activities to provide the best level of patient care in the North. This opportunity would be excellent for a new graduate seeking rural experience because of the added benefit and support of GP specialists and technology that most rural hospitals do not have.

St. John Hospital is a 24 acute care bed and eight bassinet facility with a staff base of 180. The St. John’s Hospital services include:

• Operating room 5 days/week, with GP-Surgery and GP-Anesthesia Support
• Endoscopy Services
• Maternity and Obstetric Services
• Emergency Services with GP Surgery and GP Anesthesia backup
• 24/7 Lab, X-ray
• GP run community oncology program
• Cardiac Stress Testing program

St. John Hospital is a teaching facility for the University of Northern British Columbia and UBC, with a regular rotation of students and residents. Services that are operated on an outpatient basis from the St. John Hospital & nearby Health Unit include:

• Public Health Services
• Mental Health Services
• Occupational therapy
• Home Care
• Dietician Services

St. John Hospital is also home to Stuart Nechako Manor, an attached long term care facility equipped with a hospice bed.

Visiting specialists to the hospital include: General internist, orthopaedics, ENT, plastics, geriatrics, psychiatry, pediatrics, and physiatry.

Vanderhoof is a tight-knit community, and supports a population of approximately 10,000 people, including in-town and nearby rural communities. While forestry, agriculture, and tourism are major economic drivers, it’s growing industry of mining is rapidly increasing the population, as well as the demand on health services. Vanderhoof offers a vibrant arts and culture scene, sports and recreation opportunities for all ages, and endless lakes and trail systems within minutes of town. Affordable housing prices, a variety of educational facilities from elementary to college level, and it’s proximity to Prince George makes Vanderhoof one of the most desirable Northern B.C. communities to join. A brand new community pool opened in February 2019.

St. John Hospital
3255 Hospital Rd
Vanderhoof, BC
V0J 3A2

Family Practice
Province / State
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Family Practitioner/General Practitioner (Anesthesiology)
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Retention Premium: 21.70%
Retention Flat Fee: $24,979.80

Relocation Funding: $9,000 - $15,000
Recruitment Incentive: $20,000

**$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 ** | CME - 2 weeks | MOCAP Estimate: $17,300-$33,000/yr | REEF Estimate: $15,200/yr** 
Qualification Requirements
CCFP or Eligible, CMPA 
Anesthesia experience required 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
St. John Hospital 
Street Address 1
3255 Hospital Road 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
V0J 3A2 
Institution Description
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Medical Staff Recruitment 
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Published on 2020-05-06
Edited on 2021-06-29