Job Posting
full time Family Practice at Northern Health Authority
Smithers, British Columbia
Job ID: 16911

Northern Health is seeking a Family Practitioner (OB and ER are not required) to join the primary care team in the beautiful Bulkley Valley, Smithers. The Family Practitioner will be taking on new patients and there is already a waiting list. Smithers offers uniquely peaceful lifestyle with congenial medical environment, but in addition an airport in town, a downhill ski mountain in town, endless hikes and lakes and affordable real-estate.

Bulkley Valley District Hospital is a 24 bed acute care facility providing emergency/outpatient, medical, surgical, maternity and palliative care services, and has one psychiatric observation unit. The facility supports home and community care services, a strong community cancer clinic, and a diverse visiting specialist/surgeon program. It also offers laboratory and radiology (x-ray, mammography, ultrasound), and pediatrics services.

Smithers is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges which provide a backdrop for the town’s Alpine setting. The main industries include forestry, tourism, transportation and agriculture. Smithers offers affordable housing and natural splendor that support a balanced lifestyle. There are golf courses, swimming, curling and skating rinks, fitness, mountain biking and hiking trails. The population of Smithers is approximately 5,400 and home to some of the country’s best skiing. There are three elementary schools, one secondary school and one alternate format school for gr. 9 – 12.

Family Practice
Province / State
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
GP for Smithers - OB and ER are NOT required
Start Date
FFS - $400,000 plus 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Retention premium 21.70%, Retention Flat Fee: $24,979.80, Relocation: $9,000-$15,000, Recruitment Incentive $20,000 
Qualification Requirements
New grads are welcome. For International physicians and Internationally trained, please visit to verify your eligibility for the provisional BC license.  
New grads are welcome 
CPSBC provisional, CCFP eligibility mandatory, CMPA mandatory  
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Northern Health Authority 
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City / Town
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Institution Description
Institution Size (Beds)
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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 2021-09-08
Edited on 2021-09-08