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Associate Physician, Community Primary Care

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Full Time
4 days ago
Position Summary
Are you interested in being part of a team that provides person and family centred care? Join the interprofessional team in Prince George Urgent Primary Care Centre and be a part of something new and exciting.

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, working under the supervision of an Attending Physician, The Associate Physician (AP) serves as a physician extender to provide care to patients in the Urgent Primary Care Center (UPCC). On a day-to-day basis, the Associate Physician performs services as assigned and supervised by the Attending Physician, supporting the provision of continuous care in a team- based environment.

Starting salary will be approximately from $86,398 to $107,997 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Primary and Community Care
Northern Health's approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services. The quality of care increases by providing continuity of care over time and across settings, and will result in better long-term health outcomes.

Prince George has a population of 89,490(2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

Qualfications
• Must be eligible for registration with the CPSBC in the Associate Physician - Community class, under sponsorship of NHA. For further information on AP licensure, please visit Associate | College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (cpsbc.ca)
• Must meet the CPSBC's English language proficiency requirements.
• Must hold Canadian Citizenship, be a permanent resident or be legally able to live and work in British Columbia.

Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage common medical problems in the outpatient setting, e.g., chest pain, dyspnea, hypertension, diabetes, depression, anxiety, upper and lower respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, back pain, abdominal pain, joint injuries, pediatric presentations, elderly care, WorkSafe BC insurance and disability presentations, falls.
• Ability to recognize medical instability and address initial priorities or resuscitation. Able to judge situations where discussion and reporting to senior and most responsible physicians is appropriate.
• Technical ability to safely perform procedures commonly provided in an outpatient setting e.g. casting, splinting, suturing, incision and drainage of abscesses, wound management, etc.
• Excellent English communication, including with patients, families and other health care professionals.
• Computer and written communication skills including order entry, clinical documentation, and ability to review relevant diagnostic information and health history.
• Demonstrated ability to foster physical, psychological and cultural safety for patients and staff within a team based care environment.
• Ability and comfort in working in a team based environment.
• Ability to carry out professional duties in the face of multiple, competing demands.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
Category
Community and Social Services Health Care

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