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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Opportunity for a full-time Family Practitioner in Medical Clinic, which is anchored by a large grocery store and Canadian Tire. One FP currently working full-time is hoping to retire and needs replacement.

Opportunity for sharing the retiring FP’s practice or for two part time practices. The clinic currently has 2 other full time FP’s. This is a new office (2010) with full EMR (Intrahealth) and experienced, congenial, helpful staff.

Privileges at Comox Valley Hospital are encouraged, if desired. Obstetrics are an asset but not mandatory. The clinic also teaches both medical students and FP Residents.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Comox Valley is comprised of the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland and the idyllic rural areas from Fanny Bay in the south to Black Creek in the north, and includes the islands of Hornby and Denman. The Comox Valley is one of the Island’s best-kept secrets!

Surrounded by majestic mountains, rushing rivers, lush rainforests and shimmering seas, this region is highly attractive to those seeking variety and a superb quality of life, as well as affordable housing. A great place to raise a family, we have a strong sense of community and a shared spirit of cooperation. We are one of the fastest growing areas in Canada and educational facilities range from elementary to full degree programs at the North Island College.

The valley enjoys short mild winters and warm dry summers. The Comox Valley is also host to over 50 annual festivals, and the local Sid Williams Theatre provides year-round performing arts. For great boutique shopping, go to 5th Street in Courtenay and visit the local restaurants, farmers market and vineyards for the renowned local food scene.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Mount Washington Ski resort, which has 1700 acres of terrain, is only 30 minutes outside the city. World-renowned mountain biking trails that can be ridden year round are located in Cumberland. Furthermore, the beautiful west coast community of Tofino is only 2.5 hours away. A typical weekend in the region can include superb salmon fishing, paddle boarding at Goose Spit or on Comox Lake, a tube float down the Puntledge River, or time spent on a patio at one of the three local micro-breweries.

The physician community is welcoming and collegial with 15 full-service medical clinics, two walk-in clinics and a military base clinic. We are currently served by the Island Health run Comox Valley Hospital, a new 153-bed acute care facility.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
6.93%
Retention Flat Fee
$7,977
Relocation Funding Available
$up to $15,000
Recruitment Incentive
$10,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
Rural CME - $2,200/annum years 3 & 4 in the community to maximum $4,400/annum after 4 years.
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Live and work in BC

Courtenay

The city of Courtenay is located in the north central region of Vancouver Island amidst a beautiful agricultural landscape. Named after a local river, it is the urban centre of the Comox Valley and is home to one of the most charming downtown streetscapes on Vancouver Island. As one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, Courtenay offers a wide range of services and amenities. Its location in one of Canada’s finest four-season playgrounds creates opportunities for outdoor activities galore including swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, skiing and sailing.

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