Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Anesthesiology

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking a Family Practitioner with a sub-specialty of Anesthesiology for permanent placement at Powell River General Hospital. Join the current team for an exciting opportunity to provide patient care in general anaesthesiology services for general surgery, obstetrics and dentistry.

Powell River General Hospital is one of our newest facilities and is a fully accredited 33-bed acute care facility. The hospital has a busy emergency unit with a physician present 24 hours a day, a 4-bed intensive care unit, a 24-bed medical/surgical ward, a 4-bed maternity floor, and an active operating room.

In Powell River, VCH Contributes to the health of more than 19,900 residents by providing a range of direct and contracted health care services that support people form birth to end of life, from hospital care though community, public and environmental health, and residential care. Reporting 1,055 surgeries, 9,733 in patient days, 16,960 emergency department visits.

Thanks to one of the mildest climates in Canada, gardening, golfing and fishing are year-round activities in Powell River. Add in a thriving arts and cultural community, and spectacular West Coast scenery, and you’ll see why those who visit want to stay! Powell River is just 134 km northwest of Vancouver and accessible by car and ferry (five hours) and air (half an hour). Forestry, tourism and fishing are the major industries. The town is large enough to offer every amenity to its 20,000 inhabitants, but small enough to maintain a friendly community ambiance. Residents enjoy world-class fishing, hiking, diving, canoeing, sailing, walking and kayaking.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead
Billing Split

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
To be discussed at interview.
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
To be discussed at interview.
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Powell River

On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island lies the historic community of Powell River, located on the northern Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Powell River has successfully transitioned from a resource extraction centre into both an outdoor adventure destination and an arts mecca. It boasts a network of world-class nature trails, abundant fresh and ocean water paddling, and alpine backcountry treking and skiing. In 2004, Powell River was named the "Cultural Capital of Canada" in recognition of its strong arts and cultural programs which includes a world renowned choral festival and a symphony academy. The city also has many community amenities, including a new and well-equipped hospital, an 18-hole championship golf course, an all-weather track, ball fields and a large recreation complex. Powell River is situated within a temperate rainforest and typically experiences warm summers and mild winters.

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