Job Posting
full time Physician - Family Practice at Northern Health Authority
Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia
Job ID: 8300

Northern Health is seeking a Family Physician to provide Primary Care and Emergency services in Tumbler Ridge. The candidate must be competent and willing to do Rural Emergency Room coverage.

Compensation: Tumbler Ridge is an APP community (Alternate Payment Plan), and is designated a Level “A” community under the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA).

The Tumbler Ridge Health Centre is a Diagnostic and Treatment Centre located in a dream location for outdoor enthusiasts!

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

Application Process
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Physician - Family Practice
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
NHA-5441 Family Practitioner - General Practitioner
Call Frequency
On-Call Hours MOCAP Callback Level 1 for Emergency
Hours of Work Regular
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Compensation Type * Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Yearly Remuneration $400,000+ 
Billing / Overhead Split
Overhead (% or amount per month)
Billing Split  
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Qualification Requirements
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Desired
Anesthesia Experience N/A
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Desired
Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License Provisional
Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) N/A
Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) Eligible Mandatory
Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) – Emergency Medicine N/A
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Mandatory
Emergency Experience Mandatory
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) N/A
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) N/A
Obstetric Experience Desired
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PAL) N/A
Surgical Skills N/A
Comments Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License can be Full or Provisional. Start date is negotiable.
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Northern Health Authority 
Street Address 1
Street Address 2
City / Town
Tumbler Ridge 
Postal / Zip Code
Institution Description
The Tumbler Ridge Health Centre is a Diagnostic and Treatment Centre located in a dream location for outdoor enthusiasts!

All health related services are housed under one roof and is conveniently located downtown near the Community Centre. Services include:
• medical out-patient
• dental
• optometry
• ambulatory care
• public health
• counselling
• home care nursing
• emergency care covered by physicians and nurses 
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Tumbler Ridge is Canada’s youngest master-planned community, with a population of 3,000. The major industries in the area are mining and tourism. The district has affordable housing, two public schools and a college campus. Tumbler Ridge is a welcoming community with glorious mountain scenery and humble small town culture. Each day is an opportunity to do things you’ve never done, in places that are unforgettably beautiful – see alpine meadows ablaze with wildflowers, towering glaciated peaks, forested valleys, clear alpine lakes, and thundering waterfalls.
Tumbler Ridge is the Waterfall Capital of the North!

Tumbler Ridge promises to keep life interesting, with endless opportunities for your favorite activities.
• 37 signed hiking trails to magical caves, fascinating geological formations, hidden waterfalls
• Back-country ski on creeks and canyons
• Walk where the dinosaurs did on the world class dinosaur tour
• Dog sledding
• Snowshoeing
• Ice climbing
• Sledding
• ATV – quad, dirt bike – side-by-side
• Boating
• TR Dinosaur Museum
• Skate Park
• 90,000 sq ft community centre includes:
o Aquatics - 25m / 4 lane, salt water pool, w/play lagoon, tots pool, dry sauna, wet sauna, hot tub
o Indoor playground
o Climbing wall
o Squash and racquetball courts
o Gym
o Arena
o Curling rink
o Licensed lounge
o Art gallery
o Library
o Museum
o Youth Centre
o Numerous community programs that you can ‘drop-in’ and join – example: yoga, fitness programs, swimming, etc.

A site visit to the community will be offered to the selected candidate, to provide the opportunity to determine whether it will be a good fit for the candidate and their family.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and the selected applicant 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 2023-04-28
Edited on 2023-04-28