Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Practitioner for 0.5 FTE position in Masset. The selected candidate will share a practice with one other 0.5 FTE and cover approximately 628 patients. The current physician would like to create a line share arrangement allowing for 4-6 weeks on and 4-6 weeks off.

Along with clinic work, family physicians work in the Emergency room and cover Hospital in-patients. Call is 24 hours, with the following morning allocated to walk-in appointments and the afternoon off for post call. Weekend call is from Saturday morning to Monday morning with the rest of Monday booked off.

Masset is situated along the shoreline of Masset Sound on Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, and is the largest village on the island. Major industries are logging, fishing and tourism. Masset provides services for a larger rural area with a population near 2,300 including Tow Hill (unincorporated) and Old Masset (IR). Incorporated in 1961, the Village of Masset (pop. 1,000) is the oldest of the islands municipalities.

The Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital is an eight bed facility (four acute and four long-term care) with a busy Emergency. Services provided are:

• General medicine

• Community Health

• Public Health

• Mental health

People from all over the world visit Masset to enjoy the areas of pristine beauty, rich sports including surfing, kite boarding, fishing and unique culture. As well, Masset is known for its endless hiking trails, magnificent beaches and exceptional birdwatching opportunities. World renowned artists hail from Masset and can be found at studios around the village and at our close neighbour, the Haida community of Old Masset.

• Top destination for pacific sport salmon and halibut fishing

• Whale watching tours

• Delkatla wildlife sanctuary is home to a vast selection of migratory birds

• Golfing with spectacular views of the Dixon Entrance

Quick Facts

• Average temperature ranges from 15°C (high) to 5°C (low)

• Learn more at www.massetbc.com

• Average house cost is $100,000

• Closest airport is Masset (ZMT)



Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
$156,294 plus
Physician Overhead

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Masset is a friendly community located on northern Graham Island – the largest of the more than 150 islands that comprise the Haida Gwaii archipelago. It is one of Canada’s top destinations for sport salmon and halibut fishing. Whale-watching, hiking, camping, golfing, and birdwatching at the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary are other popular activities that residents and visitors can enjoy.

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