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Physician for Family Practice








Island Health
Tofino/Ucluelet, BC
Permanent Family Practice

Description:
The five physicians of Vancouver Island’s West Coast are looking to recruit a physician to join their highly rewarding, multi-clinic group practice. They provide longitudinal full scope primary care services to residents of the West Coast via multiple clinics – Ahousat Medical Clinic, Tonquin Medical Center (Tofino), Ucluelet Medical Center, Hitacu Health Center, and Ty Histanis Health Center – as well as Emergency Room and inpatient care at Tofino General Hospital.

Clinics are well established, with a fully integrated EMR. They typically work 3-4 clinic days/week and approximately 6-8 on-calls shifts per month at Tofino General Hospital. The Hospital is a ten-bed acute care hospital, with an Emergency Room that can be exceptionally busy and lucrative with the influx of tourism. Summer weekends are covered by locums, and locum vacation relief through the year is typically easy to secure, given the desirability of our location. The hospital is a UBC Island Medical School Program residency teaching site and has a well-established and broad range of visiting specialists.

Island Health is looking for a physician with flexibility to work across multiple clinics, and core values in collaboration, diversity, and cultural safety. They are a very collegial group and are supported by excellent nursing and ancillary health support (rehab, MSHU, Home & Community Care) from Island Health, Nuu chah nulth (NTC) Health Services, and other community partners. They have very close relationships with their community partners, and a very active and innovate Divisions of Family Practice Chapter (Community based) and Facilities Engagement (hospital based). There is also potential opportunity for clinical innovation through Divisions-supported PCN work, as well as expansion of services to surrounding First Nations communities via collaboration with FNHA’s Primary Care Initiative (PCI).

Physician with previous rural and First Nations medical experience and commitment to rural excellence is desirable. Temporary accommodation may be available.

Facility/Site:
Multiple clinics: Ahousat Medical Clinic, Tonquin Medical Center (Tofino), Ucluelet Medical Center, Hitacu Health Center, and Ty Histanis Health Center – as well as Emergency Room and inpatient care at Tofino General Hospital

Shift/Hours of Work:
Varied; Clinic 3-4 days/week; ER call 6-8 shifts/months

Benefits:
Eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:

  • Recruitment Incentive – $20,000; Relocation up to $15,000
  • Fee Premium – 16.28%; Annual Flat Fee – $24,698.48
  • Rural CME at $3,520/annum in year 3&4 in community, increasing to a maximum of $5,720/annum after 4 years
  • MOCAP and REEF (variable with ER call)
  • GPSC In-patient Care Incentive

    Additional Information:
  • Prefer Full-Time but will consider Part-Time.
  • Overhead: Approximately $400 per day.

Community Information:
Located on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island, the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet are just 30 minutes apart. Joined by the Pacific Rim National Park, and incorporating part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, they have become two of Canada’s most sought after tourist destinations.
Including six surrounding First Nations communities and various work communities, the region has a combined population of about 6000 year-round residents. During the tourist season, the area population increases substantially.

Offering a relaxed and rewarding West Coast lifestyle the area boasts miles of sandy beaches, a multitude of trails through old growth forests, hot springs and more. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy surfing, beach walking, whale watching, kayaking, golf, fishing, hiking and storm watching. Tofino can easily be covered on foot and features boutiques, art galleries, B & B’s, world-class resorts, restaurants and quaint cafés.

Application Process:
Island Health acknowledges with respect and humility the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka’wakw People on whose unceded traditional territories we offer our services and programs.

Please reach out to their Indigenous Recruitment and Retention team for support with your application if you identify as Indigenous at indigenousemployment@islandhealth.com.

Contact:
Dr Carrie Marshall at carriesmarshall@gmail.com or Brook Wood at bwood@rrdfp.ca.

Posting Closing Date:
Open until filled.

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