Family Medicine


Chetwynd lies in the foothills of the Eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains and is the natural transportation hub of the Peace River Country. The area is rich in oil, gas and timber and the local resources and manufacturing industries reflect these assets. Other major industries in the area are ranching, tourism, mining and the service sector. The population of Chetwynd is 3,100, with a trading area of 7,000. There are three elementary schools, one Montessori school, one secondary school and a Northern Lights College campus. Affordable housing, where you can live on acreage only minutes from town, makes Chetwynd an ideal choice for a career move. Chetwynd is very tight-knit and has a vibrant art community.

Practice Details:

Northern Health is seeking a Family Physician to provide Primary Care and Emergency Room coverage in Chetwynd, BC. Join a brand new 6000 square foot facility with a state-of-the-art Primary Care Clinic! Compensation is APP (Alternative Payment Plan).

The clinic features Inter-Professional Teams (IPT) including Mental Health & Addictions, Community Nursing and Public Health; with touch-down space for visiting specialties such as Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, etc.

This new Primary Care model focuses on patient-centred care that is accessible, coordinated, comprehensive and continuous. Quality improvement and patient safety are key areas of focus.

The Chetwynd Hospital has 7 long-term beds and 5 acute care beds. Services include:
• 24/7 Emergency
• Medical Inpatient
• Palliative Care
• Respiratory Therapy

A 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.

Facility: Chetwynd Hospital and Health Centre, 5500 Hospital Rd., Chetwynd BC V0C 1J0
Company: Northern Health Authority, NE Corporate Office, 230, 9900 - 100 Ave. Fort St John BC V1J 5S7

If interested, please submit your CV to

We look forward to hearing from you!

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

  • Emergency experience
  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Regular
On call requirements: 1/5

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Recruitment Incentive: $20,000
Moving Allowance: $9,000 - $15,000 (TBD)
Retention Flat Fee: $38,030.34
Retention Premium: 25.06%

Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) available. Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) available. Moving allowance: $15,000 if moving from outside of Canada; $12,000 if moving within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if moving within BC*. (lump sum payment, no receipts required) *Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) funding is subject to change without notice.*

Chetwynd Hospital and Primary Care Clinic:

The Chetwynd Hospital has 7 Long-term beds and 5 Acute Care beds.
Services include:
• Emergency
• Medical Inpatient
• Palliative Care
• Respiratory Therapy
The Chetwynd Primary Care Clinic boasts over 6,000 square feet of nature-inspired design harmonizing with the facility’s natural surroundings. It contains 12 exam rooms, office space, 1 procedure CPR room with AED. Services provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff in the clinic include:
• Public health nursing
• Home and community nursing
• Home Support
• Aboriginal Liaison
• Mental Health and Addictions
In addition, specialized services are offered in the clinic on a weekly basis, including:
• Dental
• Dietitian
• Audio

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