Emergency Medicine

Fort St. John

Fort St. John is known as “The Energetic City,” which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture. Overlooking the Peace River, the town of Fort St John is located above the Peace River Valley, and serves as the capital of the Peace River district. The population of Fort St. John is over 21,400 but it services an area of approximately 70,000. The community is the hub of the Northeast with a cultural centre and library, theatre, and art space. There are seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and one secondary school. There is also a Northern Lights College campus. https://www.northernhealth.ca/our-communities/fort-st-john

Practice Details:

**Will accept USA Certified Licensure**

Northern Health is seeking an Emergency Physician for an exciting opportunity to provide Emergency Room coverage in Fort St John, British Columbia, Canada. Put your enhanced skills training to good use in this varied and diverse practice opportunity!

Fort St John Hospital is a state-of-the-art 55 bed hospital and 123 bed residential care facility serving a population of approximately 23,000 and is one of two area Emergency Rooms serving a catchment area of approximately 70,000.

The Emergency Room sees 25,000+ visits per year, currently covered by 3 full time Emergency Physicians with assistance from other Family Physicians in the community.

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.

If interested, please submit your CV to Daphne.Savoy@northernhealth.ca

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.

  • Emergency experience
  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Negotiable
On call requirements: Negotiable

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Recruitment Incentive: $20,000
Moving Allowance: $9,000 - $15,000 (TBD)
Retention Flat Fee: $32,931.30
Retention Premium: 21.70%

REEF (Rural Emergency Enhancement Funding) and MOCAP (Medical On Call Availability Program) available on top of MSP billings.
Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) available.
Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) available.

Moving allowance available: $15,000 if moving from outside of Canada; $12,000 if moving within Canada but outside of BC; $9,000 if moving within BC. Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) funding is subject to change without notice.

Fort St. John Hospital:

The Fort St. John Hospital has 44 Acute Care beds and 124 residential beds and is equipped to handle 22,000 ER visits per year. Some more highlights about the hospital:
• Endoscopy suite, 2 state-of-the-art operating rooms,
plus a procedure room
• Ambulatory clinics including Cancer and Hemodialysis
• Medical and Surgical inpatient rooms (40 beds)
• 3 Intensive care units
• Minor surgeries
• 7 single Maternity rooms for Labour, Delivery, and Post-Partum
Fort St. John also has the Health Unit and Primary Care Clinic which serve the community.

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