Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Provide excellent outpatient primary family medicine care to infants through adults. Collaborate with physician and nurse practitioner colleagues in a team environment. Office procedures may include skin biopsies and excisions, laceration repair, joint aspirations and injections, office gynecologic procedures, etc. Opportunity to provide care on a more remote neighboring island to a small, isolated community. Opportunity to care for nursing home patients in nearby city of Campbell River if desired. No night or weekend call. No hospital admissions or emergency shifts. Clinic is supported by Island Health to provide emergency stabilization of patients before ambulance transport to nearby hospital emergency department, so physician must be prepared to respond to the very occasional outpatient emergency.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Quadra Island, located off the east coast of Vancouver Island in the heart of the Discovery Islands, is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Quadra has a winter population of about 3,000 swelling in the summer to close to 5,000 people. There is a vibrant Kwakiutl village of Cape Mudge People on Quadra who make their living from fishing, fish processing, aquaculture as well as forestry. Many professionals reside on Quadra Island and work in Campbell River, a 10 minute ferry ride away. There is a local school for Kindergarten to Grade 5 and marvelous daycare and preschool programs as well as a vibrant arts community, small organic farms and two vineyards.

Situated in the center of an absolutely pristine outdoor recreational area, there is an active ecotourism industry focused on fishing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. Quadra Island is the ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast!

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Estimated Remuneration
Fee-for-Service
Physician Overhead
Overhead to be determined (30-40%)

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
9.98%
Retention Flat Fee
$10,029
Recruitment Incentive
$10,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
Rural CME starting at $2,200/annum after two years in community, increasing to a maximum of $4,400 after 4 years; Rural GP Locum Program provides $900/day to locum physician with 33 days/annum locum coverage to resident physician.
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Quadra Island

Quadra Island lies in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia. Just a 10-minute ferry ride from downtown Campbell River, Quadra Island offers a quiet, rural lifestyle set amidst spectacular coastal scenery. Ancient stone drawings mark the high-tide line at Wa-Wa-Kai Beach, Petroglyph Road and Francisco Point, each offering an intimate look at a place largely untouched by modern times. The serene beauty of Quadra Island’s countless bays and inlets has captured the imaginations of local fishers, boaters and tourists alike.

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