Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Coast Tsimshian Physician

Do you want to be part of an extraordinary opportunity to help lead a unique service delivery model in a rich First Nations culture in one of the most beautiful geographical areas in Canada?

We are recruiting for a half time (0.5 FTE) primary care physician for the Coast Tsimshian Primary Care Team. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a collaborative partnership between four Coastal First Nation communities, First Nations Health Authority and Northern Health.

Join a highly motivated community facing inter-professional Mobile Primary Care Team, which will consist of two (0.5 FTE) physicians, two Nurse Practitioners, a Mental Wellness Worker, Occupational Therapist and Primary Care Assistant. This will embed primary care services in the communities to address Indigenous health. The team will be expected to be responsive for in-community emergencies when on-site.

You will be based in Prince Rupert with the rest of the Primary Care Team with scheduled visits for in-community service delivery to the four Northwest First Nations communities of: Gitga’at (Hartley Bay), Lax Kw’alaams (Port Simpson), Maxtakxaata (Metlakatla) and Gitkxaahla (Kitkatla). The rest of your time will be spent travelling to and from communities collaborating on team based care intervention, delivery and to support the communities remotely with service delivery from Prince Rupert

Travel is by boat or floatplane and dedicated accommodation and logistical support will be provided and food and incidentals will be planned prior to visit.

The Coast Tsimshian Primary Care Team will be connected to and supported by the Prince Rupert Primary Care Network to deliver care that is comprehensive, responsive and as close to home as possible.

Video link/telehealth technology is enabled with access to consultation specialty services and linkage to other health professionals.

The EMR platform and NH Cerner OS are used to strengthen care and connectivity to and from the communities and primary care and specialist support will be planned and coordinated to ensure you’re supported in your care delivery in remote communities.

Not only will you be able to deliver well-funded, well-supported holistic care in a multidisciplinary team context to a unique geographical area but also be a part of a unique opportunity for innovation, creativity and transformation rectifying inequities in health service delivery.

The base community of Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has a 25 bed facility offering a full range of services including:

• Emergency,

• Acute care

• Pediatrics

• Radiology

• Internal medicine

• Orthopedics

• General surgery

• Psychiatry

Other facilities in Prince Rupert Include:

• Acropolis Manor

• Prince Rupert Community Health

• Community Cancer Clinic

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest. Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops.

A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery. Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
$186,435 including retention incentives

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6 weeks per year
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
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Live and work in BC

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is the largest city in northwestern British Columbia and a gateway to the Queen Charlotte Islands, the famed Inside Passage and smaller towns in the area. Amidst fjords, rain forests, lagoons, and sandy beaches, Prince Rupert is surprisingly cosmopolitan with all the modern conveniences of a larger city, including a performing arts centre, restaurants and a lively nightlife. The area is also perfect for learning about the history and customs of local First Nations people, and one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences.

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