Job Posting
full time General Surgery at Northern Health Authority
Fort St John, British Columbia
Job ID: 17105

Northern Health is seeking one General Surgeon for Fort St John, a vibrant Northern city with a young and growing population!

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

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Site Type
Type of Position

General Surgery
Province / State
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
NHA-5271 General Surgery Subspecialty General
Call Frequency
Hours of Work
On Call
MOCAP Level 1
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Estimated Remuneration
Billing / Overhead Split
Compensation Type

Physician Overhead
Vacation / CME Leave
Vacation Leave
Additional Benefits
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000
Recruitment Incentive

Other Benefits/Incentives
MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) available on top of MSP billings. Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) funding available. Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) funding available. Relocation funding available: $9,000 if relocating within BC; $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada. (Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) funding is subject to change without notice.) 
Qualification Requirements
Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Northern Health Authority 
Street Address 1
Street Address 2
City / Town
Fort St John 
Postal / Zip Code
Institution Description
Fort St John Hospital is a state-of-the-art 55-bed facility offering offering a full range of services including diagnostics, surgery, orthopedics acute care, internal medicine, oncology, ICU, maternity, palliative care, and extended care with additional services such as cardiac care, rehabilitation and hemodialysis. The population of Fort St John is approximately 23,000 with a catchment area of approximately 70,000. The ER has 25,000+ visits per year.

Company: Northern Health Authority, located at 230 9900 - 100 Ave. Fort St John BC V1J 5S7.
Site Location: Fort St John Hospital & Peace Villa, 8407 – 112 Ave., Fort St John BC V1J 0J5, 250-261-7233. 
Institution Size (Beds)
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, an artisan butcher shop, all major grocery stores, 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.

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. Fort St. John always has something for you to do whether it's summer or winter!

Our local airport offers numerous daily direct flights to Vancouver and Calgary on Air Canada and WestJet, and direct flights to Prince George on Central Mountain Air.

Fort St. John has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one private school (K-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 BC! 
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Medical Staff Recruitment 
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Published on 2022-04-25
Edited on 2022-04-25