Job Posting
full time Internal Medicine at Fort St John Hospital and Health Center
Fort St John, British Columbia
Job ID: 16708

Northern Health is seeking a General Internal Medicine Specialist. The position will be a mix of office based, hospital consult, and ICU coverage. The ICU is relatively low acuity.

There is presently one full-time Internist in Fort St. John and one full-time Internist in Dawson Creek (70 km away). The goal is to move to an Alternate Payment Plan (APP) with 3-4 Internists in Fort St. John.

The Fort St John Hospital is a new state-of-the-art 55 bed hospital serving a population of approximately 20,000, and is one of two hospitals serving a catchment area of approximately 69,000. The facility offers services including diagnostics, surgery, acute care, ICU, maternity, a community cancer centre, community hemodialysis, visiting specialists clinic, and a prenatal clinic. Other local specialists include Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Radiology, and Pathology in Fort St John, and Orthopaedics in the neighbouring community of Dawson Creek.

Site Location: Fort St. John Hospital, 8407 112 Avenue, Fort St John BC, V1J 2A4.

Company: Northern Health Authority, located at 230 9900 – 100 Ave. Fort St John BC, V1J 5S7.

If interested, please submit your CV to Health Match BC, who will refer you to Physician Recruitment at the Health Authority.

A recent Hospital Appeals Board ruling provides you with the option to commence processing your expression of interest/application on receipt of your inquiry. The Hospital Act requires the notification by Board of the approval or denial of medical staff membership in writing within 120 days. This ruling presents significant challenges in ensuring a timely review of a complete application as defined in Article 4 of the Bylaws.

For clarity, no action is required if you would like to have your expression of interest/application move through the approval process once deemed complete.

If you would like to move your expression of interest/application through the approval process in its current state, please notify the Health Authority of your intentions immediately.

If the request for privileges is denied by the Board due to an absence of information, as outlined in the application package and the Bylaws, it is the applicant’s responsibility to disclose the denial of medical staff membership to the appropriate regulatory agencies and other Health Care Organizations as required in license renewal and privileging policies.

Summary
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Province / State
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Eligible
Physician
Tagline
Physician NHA-4391 Internal Medicine/General Internal Medicine
Call Frequency
On Call
1:3 (MOCAP Level 1)
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Remuneration
Remuneration
COMPENSATION
Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Approx. $400,000 
Billing / Overhead Split
Physician Overhead
Negotiable
Billing Split
N/A  
Vacation / CME Leave
Vacation Leave
Regular 
Additional Benefits
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
23.3%
Retention Flat Fee
$22,923
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000 (TBD)
Recruitment Incentive
$20,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) Level 1 available on top of MSP billings. Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) available. Relocation funding available: $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 Relocation incentive is not available to physicians moving from a community within BC where a Recruitment and Retention agreement currently exists ** Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) funding is subject to change without notice. 
Qualification Requirements
Education
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND SKILLS
REQUISITES
Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License
Provisional
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Mandatory
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
Eligible 
Experience
 
Certifications
Comments
Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License can be Full or Provisional.

Compensation: presently Fee-For-Service with an intention to move to Alternate Payment Plan (APP) 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Fort St John Hospital and Health Center 
Street Address 1
8407 112Ave 
Street Address 2
 
City / Town
Fort St John 
Country
Canada 
Postal / Zip Code
V1J 2A4 
 
Institution Description
The Fort St John Hospital is a new state-of-the-art 55 bed hospital serving a population of approximately 20,000, and is one of two hospitals serving a catchment area of approximately 69,000. The facility offers services including diagnostics, surgery, acute care, ICU, maternity, a community cancer centre, community hemodialysis, visiting specialists clinic, and a prenatal clinic. Other local specialists include Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Radiology, and Pathology in Fort St John, and Orthopaedics in the neighbouring community of Dawson Creek. 
Institution Size (Beds)
unspecified 
Institution Website
 
Community Description
Fort St. John is known as “The Energetic City” and is located at Mile 47 of the world famous Alaska Highway! The city has numerous restaurants, cafés, and a health food store. It is the cultural and commercial hub of the Northeast, with a performing and visual arts centre, library, art gallery and theatre. Large concerts are hosted at the state-of-the-art Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek, only a one-hour drive from Fort St. John.

Recreational opportunities in the Fort St. John area include speed-skating (on one of only four indoor Olympic-sized, long-track speed skating ovals in North America!), indoor walking track, indoor soccer, golf, tennis, yoga, dance, mountain biking, walking trails, hiking, boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, curling, and hockey. Enjoy our weekly downtown Farmer's Market, open from May to October! Fort St. John always has something for you to do whether it's summer or winter!

Our local airport offers numerous daily flights on Air Canada, WestJet, and Central Mountain Air.

Fort St. John has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one private school (Kindergarten to Grade 12). Northern Lights College provides post-secondary education.

The region's main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction, and transportation.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Northeastern British Columbia! 
Community Size
unspecified 
Community Website
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Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Medical Staff Recruitment 
Phone
250-565-0000 
Fax
 
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Published on 2020-12-17
Edited on 2021-01-18