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full time Family Practice at Kitimat General Hospital
Kitimat, British Columbia
Job ID: 16947

Welcome to Kitimat’s economic boom times – spearheaded by Canada’s largest private investment – the $40-billion energy megaproject – LNG Canada (Liquefied Natural Gas). The natural gas export terminal will be built in Kitimat bringing hundreds of people and at least 4,500 workers at the peak of LNG construction in 2021. With the community’s population hovering at around 9,000 residents, there are work camps set up to accommodate the influx of workers. The LNG Canada could mean $22 billion in revenue to B.C.’s economy over 40 years. It could also mean hundreds of jobs in construction and operation of the plant, a corresponding natural gas pipeline, and service and retail businesses.

Northern Health is seeking a General Practitioner Anesthetist with ER skills to provide primary care for half of the time, anesthesia about 40% of the time and cover some ER shifts. If you have passion for rural healthcare and desire to experience the Pacific Northwest lifestyle, this position may be for you!

Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre integrates acute care, residential care, public health and community health in one facility. The hospital contains 20 acute care beds, including 2 maternity beds. The GPAs provide anesthesia services for Orthopedics, Obstetrics, and other visiting surgeons.

Family Practice
Province / State
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Family Medicine +Anesthesia on BC's North Coast
Call Frequency
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
FFS - estimated $450,000 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Retention Premium:20.30%
Retention Flat Fee:$23,368.20
Recruitment Incentive: $20,000
Relocation Assistance: $9000-15000 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Kitimat General Hospital 
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Institution Description
Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre services include:

Diabetes and Chronic Decease management
Outpatient Community Chemotherapy clinic
Regional Orthopaedic centre
Regional Palliative Care Nurse consultant
Community Services including:
- Home Support
- Home Care Nursing
- Long Term Care Case Management
- Mountainview Lodge is a 36-bed residential and complex care facility
Public Health Team

Kitimat General Hospital hosts a regular rotation of visiting specialists in internal medicine, urology, ENT, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology and radiology. 
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Community Description
Set within some of the most spectacular and remote scenery in the world, Kitimat truly is a 'Marvel of Industry and Nature'. A deep sea port town, situated on both the sheltered inland coast at the head of the Douglas Channel and on the only other flat bottomed valley on the Canadian west coast, outside Vancouver, with easy rail, road and air access - it has an enviably bright future. Purpose built by Alcan in the 1950's, the friendly multicultural town boasts perhaps the best facilities for a community of its size with two ice arenas, a brand new pool, sports fields, a theatre, a modern library, recreation centres, a shopping mall, marinas, homes for the elderly, several schools, inexpensive housing and countless opportunities to take advantage of the spectacular wilderness just outside the Douglas Channel. The many pristine salmon bearing rivers, along with mountain hiking trails and local ski hills offer a lifetime of experiences for the outdoor enthusiast and young family.

To read more about Kitimat and moving there, please visit: 
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Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Medical Staff Recruitment 
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Published on 2021-10-26
Edited on 2021-10-26