- Northern Health Authority
- Prince George
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Northern Health Authority is seeking a Child Psychiatrist to join the Department of Psychiatry in Prince George at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC). The selected candidate will replace a retiring department member, and will join 9 Adult Psychiatrists and 1 Child Psychiatrist. The Department is also seeking to recruit a Geriatric Psychiatrist and 3 Adult Psychiatrist.
This is an exciting opportunity to design your practice around your specific interests, such as addictions, ACT teams and CL. The selected candidates will work in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Northern Health has created an innovative model of Primary Care Teams, where psychiatrists can collaborate with inter-professional teams for patients’ mental health. The department is very involved in teaching medical students, family practice residents and psychiatry residents. Call is approximately once per week with hours varying from 8-48 hours.
We welcome all interested candidates, including new in practice physicians and those holding a provisional license!
UHNBC is the Regional Hospital for Northern BC serving both the immediate population of Prince George (approximately 80,000) and is a referral center for outlying communities (total population approximately 300,000). It is the main teaching center for Medical Students in the Northern Medical Program of UBC and provides teaching for UBC Residents in several specialties. A Cancer Centre opened on the hospital site in the fall of 2012 which includes Radiation and Medical Oncology. The ongoing development of UHNBC as a Regional Center and teaching center makes this an exciting time to join the Medical community in Prince George.
Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 300,000. The region’s economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC’s most beautiful regions.
The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 77,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia – Canada’s Green University. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit.
If you are currently practicing or within one year of graduating, and are interested in opportunities in Northern BC, we would invite you and your spouse\partner to come and explore practice opportunities and the city of Prince George.
Compensation Estimate: $300,000 Annually $15,000 Sign-On Bonus and $15,000 Relocation Assistance is Available!
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, British Columbia
V2M 1S2 Canada
In order to be eligible for licensure in BC, your postgraduate training must meet the requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Post graduate training must be obtained from an accredited and approved training program in a jurisdiction sanctioned by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Please refer to the attached PDF for a listing of those countries: http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/common/documents/credentials/jurisdictions_e.html