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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is seeking a Family Physician for 1.0 FTE in Masset on beautiful Haida Gwaii! This 1.0 FTE position can remain full-time or be split into two 0.5 FTE positions and work within a shared practice model with an expected schedule of 4 weeks on/4 weeks off. The start date can be negotiated and begin earlier than April 1, 2023.

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. The ER is low volume but frequently challenging given the remote location.

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 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 neighbor, 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)

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

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Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6-8 weeks annually including education
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
Other Benefits/Incentives
Estimated Yearly remuneration is quoted for 1.0 FTE and does not include the Rural Retention Premium and Flat Fee.
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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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