Internal Medicine Specialist

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Are you an Internist looking to add urban, rural, or remote medicine to your work experience? Are you intrigued by the idea of five-minute work commutes and wilderness adventures just outside your door? Does a salaried contract with benefits and without the hassles of a fee-for-service practice appeal to you? Then the Northwest Territories may be the perfect fit for you!

Stanton Territorial Hospital is seeking a permanent, full-time, General Internist to join our fabulous team.


Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.

Yellowknife, the Capital City of the Northwest Territories,  is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and services of a southern city, it also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world famous fish shacks and houses springing up from the rocks.


About the Work

Our Internal Medicine service provides 24/7 coverage to the Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH), and telephone support to GPs throughout the NWT and Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. The on-call IM covers ER consults, the ICU, and inpatient consults.

The hospital maintains a 25 bed Medicine Unit and 4 bed ICU. Patients with higher acuity are transferred to Edmonton for care so our IM staff can provide critical care coverage and maintain the ICU. Visiting subspecialists come to Yellowknife and provide consultation including Rheumatology, Neurology, Nephrology, and GI.

Our outpatient clinic is also located in the hospital, where the IM service provides consultations for a wide variety of presentations. Our IM service performs stress tests, Holter monitors, and some minor procedures in clinic.

We do have travel clinic opportunities in both the NWT and Nunavut for a clinician willing to provide endoscopies. echocardiography, or pacemaker interrogation.

Typically these positions require FRCSC certification and must be eligible for licensure to practice in the NWT.


Remuneration Details

In addition to highly competitive one, two, and three-year salaried contracts, the Northwest Territories offers:

  • a Northern Living Allowance
  • a Recruitment Bonus
  • an Annual Retention bonus
  • Retirement Income Benefits of 15% of your salary annually


What are the Benefits?

  • No overhead, practice management, or billing with salaried contract
  • Reallocation assistance
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid maternal/parental leave benefits
  • CME support
  • Group Benefits including dental, extended health, life, AD&D, and disability
  • Opportunities for overtime available


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