Job Posting
full time Physician - Intensive Care at Northern Health Authority
Prince George, British Columbia
Job ID: 7896

In collaboration, the Departments of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology are seeking to recruit a physician for the joint role of Intensive Care Specialist and Anaesthesiologist. The successful candidate would work 0.5 FTE ICU/ 0.5 FTE Anaethesia. The candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Province of British Columbia and preference will be given to those who either hold or are eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. All applicants must have fellowship training in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care or equivalent training from a recognised jurisdiction. The hours of work would be a shared roster with a group of 7 Intensivists.

UHNBC is the Regional Hospital for Northern BC serving the population of Prince George (approximately 80,000) and is a referral center for outlying communities (total population approximately 400,000). The ICU is a combined adult medical, surgical and trauma unit and the regional referral centre for the whole of Northern BC. UHNBC is the regional surgical centre and offers, amongst others, major vascular and GI surgery services for which peri-operative ICU care is often required. UHNBC is also a level 2 trauma centre, and there is opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of the trauma team leadership.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic UHNBC has served Northern BC as the main referral and advisory centre.

The hospital is located downtown, 20-minutes from the airport with direct links to the Lower Mainland and the Interior. As the largest city in the region, it has all the amenities you would expect, but also maintains its friendly northern charm, surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers with plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast.

The Department of Anaesthesia at UHNBC provides anesthetic services to a wide range of surgical specialties like general surgery including Whipple`s procedure and Esophagectomy, Urology, Orthopaedic, Plastic, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, 24 hours Epidural Service and Vascular surgery. The current on call commitment is approximately 1 in 8.

The ICU at UHNBC is a busy 10-bed unit staffed by a group of intensivists from various base specialties, predominantly anesthesiology and internal medicine. The unit handles all types of critically ill medical and surgical patients, excluding cardiac surgery and neurosurgery services at this time. The ICU functions as a closed unit, and has state of the art equipment, protocols and practices, including point of care ultrasound, bedside tracheostomy and CRRT facilities. There is a 7-bed High Acuity Unit (HAU) linked to the ICU which functions as a step down or overflow unit.

The successful applicant will join the group of intensivists who manage all patients admitted to ICU and those under intensive care in the HAU on a shared rotational basis. All intensivists have an active role in contributing to the teaching and training of the Northern Medical Program medical students and residents as well as supervising critical care fellows rotating through the unit. There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to join the UBC academic faculty at a level commensurate with their qualifications and experience. There will also be opportunities for leadership, involvement in quality improvement projects, and service development such as physician support in critical care outreach, tele-health and follow-up ICU clinic with plans to expand the unit and services delivered at UHNBC.

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern BC, servicing an approx. rural population of approx. 400,000 over an area of 600,000 square kilometers. Affordable housing, short commutes, 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!

We invite all interested candidates to apply to join our team.

For further information please contact Karoline Patterson by email or telephone
Karoline.Patterson@northernhealth
Tel: 250-649-6665
If applying by email, please submit a Cover letter as well as a CV.

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Summary
Specialty
Physician - Intensive Care
Region
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Tagline
Intensivist & Anesthesiologist
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Remuneration
Remuneration
$319,051-$398,814 
Billing / Overhead Split
 
Vacation / CME Leave
 
Additional Benefits
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:

Retention Premium
12.6%
Retention Flat Fee
$14,504
Relocation Funding Available
$9,000 - $15,000.00
Recruitment Incentive
$15,000
Other Benefits/Incentives:
$15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada: $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Northern Health Authority 
Street Address 1
299 Victoria St 
Street Address 2
 
City / Town
Prince George 
Country
Canada 
Postal / Zip Code
V2L 5B8 
 
Institution Description
 
Institution Size (Beds)
151+ 
Institution Website
 
Community Description
 
Community Size
51-500k 
Community Website
   
 
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Karoline Patterson 
Phone
250-649-6665 
Fax
 
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Published on 2021-10-13
Edited on 2021-10-13