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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The medical clinic is operated by the Cortes Community Health association in a lovely, modern clinic space with 2 clinic rooms, a nurses room, a remote pharmacy, and a treatment space (for emergency use and minor procedures) with 2 beds. We are looking for 2-3 part time physicians (or 1 full time if someone is interested). The majority of our patients are family practice or same day/urgent care. The clinic is open Mon-Fri, with appointments 9am-4pm, lunch break 12-130pm. We use MedAccess EMR. Travel offsite to Klahoose First Nations outreach clinic every other Tuesday. Labs are done/sent out twice a week. No imaging available on island. We primarily refer patients for diagnostics or emergency care to Campbell River. Overhead is $310 per day worked.

Our team consists of lovely MOAs, an Island Health RN (shared position) and 1 FTE MD (shared between a group of 5 physicians).

Occasional after hours coverage rarely needed (ie - home visits, palliative care, emergency assistance), but no formal on call. For after hours emergencies, the majority of patients are managed by our paramedic team who will first consult with a remote transport physician, and take patients off island.

Community Information

Cortes is a beautiful remote Northern Gulf island, 2 ferries away from Campbell River. The island has a vibrant community of approximately 1000 permanent residents, with many more seasonal residents. The Klahoose First Nations are based in Squirrel Cove, and there is a public school for primary to grade 8. There are plenty of nature and recreation opportunities with lovely hiking trails, beaches, lakes and protected forests. Home to Hollyhock retreat centre, as well as the Gorge Marina, we get a lot of visitors coming from near and far.

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Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
Alternative Payment Plan/Rural Service Contract
Physician Overhead
$310 per day worked

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Recruitment Incentive
$up to $20,000
Other Benefits/Incentives
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including: Recruitment Incentive - $20,000; Fee Premium - 16.70%; Annual Flat Fee - $19,218.33; Rural CME starting at $1,320/annum in year 1&2 in community, increasing to a maximum of $5,720/annum 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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Cortes Island

Cortes Island is a vibrant community with magnificent lakes and beaches in the scenic Discovery Island on the coast of British Columbia. The community has a strong arts and crafts industry, with many potters, painters, and carvers. Residents will tell you that the best part about Cortes Island is the laid-back pace of life and positive atmosphere.

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