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Gastroenterologist

Northern Health Authority/University Hospital of Northern British Columbia

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is seeking a Gastroenterologist to join our team. Candidates who have completed training in EUS/ ERCP, therapeutic endoscopy and motility will be given preference.

The successful candidate will be working alongside three other gastroenterologists providing out-patient and inpatient consultation services. The position offers a unique blend of community practice and academic opportunities. There is diverse patient pathology with opportunity of developing more focused services in nutrition, capsule endoscopy among others. UHNBC is equipped with a liver elastography machine facilitating hepatology care in addition to endoscopic ultrasound. Opportunity exists for an academic appointment with UBC Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).

The successful candidate is expected to participate in Internal medicine call rota (about 1/7 or less) as well as participating in CTU rotations.

UHNBC serves both the immediate population of Prince George (approx. 80,000) and is a referral centre for outlying communities (total population approx. 400,000 ). It is the main teaching centre for medical students in the Northern Medical Program (NMP) and provides teaching for University of British Columbia residents in several specialties. The Department of Internal Medicine currently has 20 members, 13 of whom cover Internal Medicine. Besides gastroenterology, there are sub-specialties including Cardiology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Respirology, Neurology and Rheumatology. It provides many sub-specialty services including dialysis, bronchoscopy, echocardiography (including transesophageal) as well as EUS with potential to develop new services. There is a fully equipped Intensive Care Unit which operates as a Closed Unit for physician staffing and involves many of the Internists. The BC Cancer Centre for the North is situated on the hospital site and includes radiation and medical oncology services. The ongoing development as a regional and teaching centre 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 BC, servicing an approx. rural population of 400,000 over an area of 600,000 square kilometers. Affordable housing, short commutes, a vibrant arts & culture community, and outstanding recreational opportunities make Prince George a desirable community to call home. A paradise for outdoor recreation; mountain biking, hiking, kayaking in the summer, and 41 ft. of powder in the winter are just a few of the options for adventure seekers!

If rewarding professional opportunities and outstanding lifestyle are your priority, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

UHNBC

1475 Edmonton Street

Prince George, BC

V2M 1S2

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