Family Practitioner

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Family Practitioner

Northern Health Authority/Wrinch Memorial Hospital– Hazelton, BC



Northern Health is seeking 3 Family Practitioners to the Hazeltons, BC. Choose from 0.5 FTE, 0.75 FTE or 1.0 FTE. These positions are based on an Alternative Payment Plan. Family Physicians provide full scope Primary Care as well as Emergency call at Wrinch Memorial Hospital. Services are augmented by visiting specialists.

Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton are located 290 km east of Prince Rupert and 70km northwest of Smithers. Hazelton is located on the banks of the Skeena River and is one of the oldest communities in northern BC. New Hazelton is situated between the Bulkley River and the stunning Roche De Boule Mountain Range. South Hazelton lies at the base of the towering Roche De Boule. The combined population of the Hazeltons is 8000. There are seven First Nation villages that lie within the boundaries of our catchment area that provide rich cultural experiences and have made significant historical contributions to the area.  

Teaching is a time honored tradition at Wrinch Memorial hospital. There is an ongoing rotation of Medical Students, Nurse Practitioner Students and Medical Residents. Wrinch Memorial serves a population of 8000 with:

  • Nine complex care beds

  • One respite bed

  • Ten acute care beds

  • 1 secure psychiatric observation room

  • Pharmacy

  • Dental Clinic

  • Doctor’s Outpatient clinic

  • Laboratory

  • Medical Imaging including ultrasound

Other health and community care services include:

  • Public Health

  • First Nation’s Health Authority encompassing Gitxsan Health

  • Mental Health and Addictions

  • Skeena Place Assisted Living Complex

  • Home and community care support services

  • Diabetic Education

  • Dietician services

  • Visiting specialists including Podiatry, Pediatrician, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, OB/GYN, Cardiology and Geriatric Assessment Team

  • Pre and post natal outreach programs 

$20,000 Sign-On Bonus and $15,000 Relocation Assistance is Available!  Approximate Annual Salary $315,000

Start date of employment August 31, 2017 
Wrinch Memorial Hospital is located at 2510 Hwy 62, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

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In order to be eligible for British Columbia licensure 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 College of Family Physicians of Canada. At this time, those countries are: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, and Australia. Please visit the following website for further information.