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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Island Health has an exciting opportunity to build a rewarding practice in Port McNeill. In the newly formed clinic, you will have the opportunity to participate in the development and direction of the clinic along with a strong collaborative team of colleagues. Broaden your skills in a rewarding setting that also includes an opportunity to participate in teaching UBC Family Practice undergraduate and postgraduate residents.

The Port McNeill and District Hospital, a 10-bed acute care facility, provides emergency, hospice and palliative care, diagnostic imaging/radiology, laboratory services, mental health and low-risk obstetrical services.

There is a requirement to provide on-call ER coverage at Port McNeill & District Hospital, on average 6-8 24 hour on-call shifts per month. Experience in rural family medicine and a willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team-based, collaborative practice is an asset

Port McNeill is surrounded by a spectacular natural environment and provides world class recreational opportunities from wildlife viewing, diving, fishing, sea kayaking, and whale watching to hiking and golf, as well as all the services you may need in a welcoming west coast community. From the active theater and diverse business sector, to the local brewery, Port McNeill is a wonderful place to call home.

If you are looking for a rewarding practice, with great benefits, with nature at your doorstep contact us for information and about arranging a sponsored site visit.

Start Date

Summer/Fall 2022

Community Information

Port McNeill, with a population of 2,600, located on the north east coast of Vancouver Island, enjoys a mild climate and year round recreational activities such as sport fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. In addition to the primary industry of forestry, Port McNeill is the center of aquaculture activity on northern Vancouver Island. Tourism is a growing industry with eco-tourism flourishing.

Port McNeill is accessible by highway and commercial bus service. The local airport is private but a commercial airport, with regular scheduled daily flights is located 36 km north in Port Hardy. Port McNeill boasts an active small business sector and a lively arts community.

For further details about Port McNeill visit www.portmcneill.net or www.town.portmcneill.bc.ca.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Fee for Service, MOCAP, REEF funding (subject to eligibility)
Physician Overhead
An attractive clinical practice overhead is available and is stepped to allow you to build your practice stress free. First 3 months = $0, Months 4-6 = $2,750 per month, After 6 months, $5500 per month

Benefits and Incentives

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
$20,000 (full-time)
Other Benefits/Incentives
As a new community physician you will benefit from reimbursement of up to three (3) months residential accommodation. May also be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including: Rural CME starting at $3,520/annum for 2 years or less in community, increasing to a maximum of $5,720 after 4 years. Rural GP Locum Program provides $900/day to locum physician with 43 days/annum locum coverage to resident physician.
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Port McNeill

The town of Port McNeill, located on Johnstone Strait, is a logging hub for northern Vancouver Island. Beautiful scenery and a relaxed lifestyle characterize this coastal community, which has become a popular destination for eco-tourists. Port McNeill is home to a lively arts community and with its mild climate, offers a wide range of year-round outdoor recreational activities, including sport fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving and wildlife viewing.

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