Northern Health Authority/Mills Memorial Hospital
Canada – British Columbia – Terrace
Northern Health Authority is seeking a pediatrician to join a General Pediatrics Practice in Terrace serving a large segment of Northwest British Columbia, a teaching site for UBC Medicine, and with significant primary care capacity, outstanding specialist support and services, and new hospital being developed.
Your home and workplace are surrounded by the stunning coastal mountain range, Skeena River eco-system, lush ancient rain forests, not too far from the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the mild winters, back and cross country skiing, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, indoor and outdoor skating, ice-fishing and an in the evening you can soak in the local hot springs. In the summer, go golfing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, boating and swimming in the pristine lakes and of course, go fishing in the Skeena and tributaries for world-renowned salmon and steelhead while keeping an eye out for the rare Kermode or “Spirit Bear”. In the evening, relax in one of the many pubs, restaurants or the local brewery, or go dancing and see local and visiting musicians perform, or maybe attend one of the art, musical or comedian shows. Go local and shop at the Northwest biggest farmer’s market. Feeling creative? Then, audition and act at the local theatre. Whatever your interests are, you will have access to numerous activities and amenities within minutes from your home – reclaim your work-life balance and join us!
The general pediatric office is in close proximity to the Mills Memorial Hospital. The pediatrician will join a group of wonderful colleagues and would be responsible for office work and hospital on call (1 in 4). Terrace is the referral centre for the NW central corridor, the Hazeltons, the Bulkley Valley in the Northwest Region. Hospital duties will include consultation to the emergency department, care of pediatric inpatients, high-risk stabilization, and care of newborns prior to transfer to larger centers if indicated. Teaching to family practice residents and 3rd and 4th year medical students will be expected periodically.
Terrace is a vibrant, entrepreneurial and friendly community with tertiary catchment area of 51000 people, clean air, affordable living and real-estate. Historically serving and sustained by the forestry industry, Terrace has grown into a regional service centre with government, educational and social services as biggest employers as well as a strong presence of construction, trades, and transportation infrastructure and growth in the manufacturing and tourism industries. The recent LNG Canada final investment decision, the largest energy investment in Canadian history, along with a number of other industrial projects will further develop and strengthen the region’s economy.
Educational opportunities abound with three secondary and seven elementary schools, one French Immersion, one Francophone School and one long-distance education school, a Coast Mountain College and a University of British Columbia satellite campus.
Terrace is home to Mills Memorial Hospital, a fully accredited 44 bed, acute care facility, with an average 24,700 ER visits per year. Construction of an almost half billion dollar state of the art new hospital is coming soon!
Current services include:
- 10 Bed Psychiatric Unit
- Oncology – (with pediatric Vincristine maintenance therapy service)
- Nuclear medicine including SPECT/CT
- Daycare Surgery
- Bone Marrow Biopsy Program
- Labour and Delivery Unit
- 3 Surgical Suites
- 5 Bed ICU staffed by intensivists
- MRI/CT, stereotactice core biopsy
- Nuclear Medicine
What is truly unique about your practice in Terrace is the exceptional specialist support including:
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- GP Oncology, GP Obstetrics (with C-section Capabilities)
- Visiting Neurology, Oncology
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Pediatric Rheumatology
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Pediatric Neurology
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
Please contact Health Match BC to determine your options to become eligible for BC licensure. http://www.healthmatchbc.org/Physicians.aspx