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RGPLP - General Practitioner needed for Fort St. James Medical Clinic

Role and Facility Information

This posting is to cover vacation of one of the regular staff physicians. Locum orientation and mentoring is provided by the staff physicians of Fort St James.

Regular clinic hours are 0900-1600, with a one hour scheduled lunch from 1200-1300. The on call emergency shift is 24 hours, 0800-0800.

Physicians see patients through pre booked appointments, and the Acute Care Clinic. Care is provide through in person appointments, telephone appointments as well as some virtual appointments.

RGPLP daily rate for Fort St. James is $1105.


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Flexible

Dec 22 2020 to Jan 04 2021
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday - Friday 0900-1600
Clinic closure on stat holidays, December 25 & 31.
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
TBD- dependent upon scheduling

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

Located in the Fort St James Health Centre, a newly renovated integrated care facility. Located within the Health Centre are physicians, clinic support staff and Northern Health inter professional primary care team members

Local Resources

Lab, x-ray, pharmacy, extended care, home nursing, dietetics, mental health and addictions, social workers.

Emergency Framework

Ambulance including Air Ambulance services.

Call Expectations

Permanent physicians work a rotation of 1:6 with 24 hours on call from 8am to 8am

CME Schedule

Regular in house CME training and discussions

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

Quarterly visits from specialists practicing in physical medicine & rehab, dermatology and internal medicine. Regular weekly telehealth visits with a rheumatologist.

EMR Information

EMR System


What training is provided for the EMR System

Training is provided on the first day by the clinic manager along with support from the physicians

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Locums are personally met by clinic staff on the day of arrival into community. They are given a quick tour of town, shown where the Fort St James Health Centre and Stuart Lake Hospital are located. They are then escorted to the supplied locum accommodation.


Locums begin their first morning with an orientation at Stuart Lake Hospital by the Chief of Staff.

Then they will make their way down to the Fort St James Health Centre, where they will be met by the clinic manager or designate who will provide introductions to the rest of the team, as well as any MOIS training that may be required.

Locums will be directed to a workspace that will be theirs for the duration of the posting. All physician offices are a shared work space with two colleagues.

Clinic Policy

Regular office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-4pm closed 12pm-1pm for lunch, closed all statutory holidays.

Appointments are booked at 15, 20 or 30 minute intervals

Acute Care Clinic is operated daily from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. All physicians rotate through the acute care clinic, with one physician in the morning and another in the afternoon. Physicians rotate through outreach First Nation communities providing care in community, reducing patient travel.

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

A fully furnished 3 bedroom condo, with great views of Stuart Lake and its amazing sunsets

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Fly via Air Canada, West Jet, Northern Thunderbird Air and Central Mountain Air to Prince George Airport.

Car Rentals National and Budget are located at the airport.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

Sana'aih Market & Overwaitea

Community Centre

Hiking, golfing, lakes, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields. Outdoor activities: hiking, mountain biking, off-roading and jogging. Stuart Lake offers opportunities for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming.

Other Closest Amenities

Banks with ATMs, Petro Canada, Fas Gas, Suspenders General Store, pharmacy, retail shopping, Pet boarding, Drop in Basketball, soccer and ice hockey, Winter activities: curling rink, and downhill and x-country skiing.