Job Posting
full time Physician - Family Practice at Fort St. John Hospital
Fort st John, British Columbia
Job ID: 8244

Your opportunity to join in building a new Orthopaedic service in Fort St. John BC, a vibrant and growing city of 23,000! We are seeking an Orthopaedic Surgeon with skills in Shoulder, Foot & Ankle, Sports Injuries, Primary THA, Primary TKA, and Community-Level Trauma. New grads are welcome! Fort St John has a young population – the average age is 32!

There is presently one Ortho in Fort St. John and one Ortho in Dawson Creek (70 km away).

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to from on April 18, 2024.

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Physician - Family Practice
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
NHA-5525 Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty General
Call Frequency
On Call
1:3 (MOCAP Level 1)
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Estimated Remuneration
Billing / Overhead Split
Compensation Type
Physician Overhead
Negotiable (office/clinic) 
Vacation / CME Leave
Vacation Leave
Additional Benefits
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$$9,000 - $15,000 TBD
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) available: Up to 2 years $1,800; In 3rd & 4th year $4,800; after 4 years $7,800. Relocation funding available: $15,000 if relocating from outside of Canada; $12,000 if relocating within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if relocating within BC. Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) funding is subject to change without notice. 
Qualification Requirements
Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Fort St. John Hospital 
Street Address 1
Street Address 2
City / Town
Fort st John 
Postal / Zip Code
Institution Description
Fort St. John Hospital is a new state-of-the-art 55 bed hospital serving a population of approximately 23,000, and is one of two hospitals serving a catchment area of approximately 70,000. The facility offers services including diagnostics, surgery, acute care, ICU, maternity, a community cancer centre, community hemodialysis, visiting specialists clinic, and a prenatal clinic. Local specialists include General Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and Pathology.

Site Location: Fort St. John Hospital, 8407 112 Avenue, Fort St John BC, V1J 2A4.
Company: Northern Health Authority, located at 230 9900 - 100 Ave. Fort St John BC, V1J 5S7.
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Fort St. John is known as “The Energetic City” and is located at Mile 47 of the world famous Alaska Highway in Northeastern BC! The city has numerous restaurants, cafés, and a health food store. It is the cultural and commercial hub of the Northeast, with a performing and visual arts centre, library, art gallery and theatre. Large concerts are hosted at the state-of-the-art Ovintiv Events Centre in Dawson Creek, only an hour's drive from Fort St. John.

Recreational opportunities in the Fort St. John area include speed-skating (on one of only four indoor Olympic-sized, long-track speed skating ovals in North America!), indoor walking track, indoor soccer, golf, tennis, yoga, dance, mountain biking, walking trails, hiking, boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, curling, and hockey. Enjoy our weekly downtown Farmer's Market, open from May to October! Fort St. John always has something for you to do whether it's summer or winter!

Our airport offers numerous daily flights to Calgary and Vancouver on Air Canada and WestJet, and to Prince George on Central Mountain Air.

Fort St. John has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one private school (Kindergarten to Grade 12). Northern Lights College provides post-secondary education.

The region's main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction, and transportation.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Northeastern British Columbia!

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply. 
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Medical Staff Recruitment 
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Published on 2023-02-06
Edited on 2023-02-06