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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

An opportunity to join fellow physicians in an established downtown Courtenay practice, providing full-service primary care, with hospital, long-term care home, house calls, and office components.

This Clinic, a well-established all-ages practice, has an opportunity for a full service family physician.

This is a busy family medicine clinic located in the heart of downtown Courtenay close to shops, restaurants and banking. The clinic is located in a character cottage giving patients of all ages a very welcoming experience. We are also within proximity to the new Comox Valley Hospital.

The clinic has been in existence since the early 1980s and is supported by an excellent MOA staff. The clinic is shared with three other physicians. Coverage for days off is provided through cross-coverage within the clinic and through the call group. There is free parking for staff and patients.

The Clinic is affiliated with the Comox Valley Hospital and all clinic physicians have hospital privileges. However, this is optional.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

The scenic Comox Valley is an ideal place to raise a family. Housing is affordable, the physician community is friendly and supportive, and there are an outstanding number of opportunities for recreational programs both in-doors and out.

The physician community comprises full-service medical clinics, two walk-in clinics, a military base clinic, and a new 153-bed acute care facility, the Comox Valley Hospital.

The Valley is one of the Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets! It includes the unique communities of Comox (a relaxed seaside town), Courtenay (a bustling urban city), Cumberland (a young and artistic village), and the idyllic rural areas from Fanny Bay in the South to Black Creek in the North including the islands of Hornby and Denman. It is surrounded by majestic mountains, rushing rivers, lush rainforests and shimmering seas, and is one of the fastest growing areas in Canada.

The winters are short and mild with warm, dry summers. There are over 50 annual festivals, a theatre providing year-round performing arts, great boutique shopping, wonderful restaurants, farmers markets, and vineyards. Mount Washington Ski resort has 1700 acres of terrain and is only 30 minutes outside the city. Cumberland has world-renowned mountain biking trails that can be ridden year-round.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Fee-for-Service
Physician Overhead
30

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
$6,968
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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