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full time Physician - Ophthalmology at Northern Health Authority
Prince George, British Columbia
Job ID: 8098

The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist for a permanent position. The position includes surgical privileges with cataract surgery done at a private surgical center (under public funding) and hospital OR privileges for other procedures. There is also access to an ambulatory care area, minor treatment room and therapeutic lasers. This is a comprehensive position, however subspecialty training would be beneficial. Willingness to see children and manage strabismus would be highly regarded.

This is a fee for service position. There is also a Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) in place which pays an additional 12.6% on all MSP eligible billings as well an annual retention premium of $14, 504.40. Continuing Medical Education funding is also available with increasing amounts based on years of service to a maximum of $6,600 per year. Additional RSA incentives include a recruitment stipend of $9,000 – $15,000 and a one-time recruitment incentive of $15,000. Both of these incentives require a one year commitment.

The successful applicant would be expected to do an equal share of on-call work under the Provincial Medical On-Call Availability Program with a stipend provided per call shift. There is also an expectation that the successful applicant would participate in medical student teaching with appropriate compensation provided and an appointment to the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Prince George is BC’s northern capital and has a population of ~80,000 with a catchment area of approx. 400,000. There is a regional international airport offering a short 1 hour flight to Vancouver and direct flights to various other destinations. For the outdoor enthusiast the area offers limitless activities including golfing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, hockey, water activities and ATVing. There are several recreational facilities including 6 indoor ice rinks, 2 indoor swimming pools, The Northern Sport Centre at the University of Northern British Columbia and numerous private facilities. Prince George also has a very active arts community supporting an art gallery, museum, professional symphony and professional live theatre.

Prince George is home to the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and the College of New Caledonia, both offering excellent educational opportunities. UNBC is currently ranked #2 by Maclean’s on their annual list of primarily undergraduate schools and was #1 in 2017.

The UBC Northern Medical program in Prince George was established in 2004 as a response to a rally held in 2000 by the residents of Prince George for increased physician numbers and improved rural medical access. The program graduates 32 medical students and trains several residents a year.

Applicants should be certified or eligible to be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

Explore Prince George:

1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, BC
V2M 1S2

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This vacancy was mirrored to from on July 14, 2024.

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Physician - Ophthalmology
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist for a permanent position. The po...
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
600,000 + (Fee for service) 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Retention Premium: 12.6%
Retention Flat Fee: $12,668.40
Recruitment Incentive: $15,000
Relocation Inventive: $9,000 - $15,000*

*$15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada: $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. ** This incentive is not available to physicians moving from a community within BC where a Recruitment and Retention agreement currently exists **  
Qualification Requirements
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:  
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Northern Health Authority 
Street Address 1
299 Victoria St 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Prince George 
Postal / Zip Code
V2L 5B8 
Institution Description
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Medical Staff Recruitment 
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Published on 2022-07-08
Edited on 2022-07-08