Family Practice 300-0694

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Island Health has an exciting opportunities to build a rewarding practice in Port McNeill. In the newly formed Port McNeill Health Care Centre 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.


Additional Information

2 positions available



As a new community physician you will benefit from reimbursement of up to three (3) months residential accommodation.

An attractive clinical practice overhead is available and is stepped to allow you to build your practice stress free.  Overhead rates:   

  • First 3 months = $0
  • Months 4-6 = $2,750 per month
  • After 6 months, $5500 per month

Additionally, physicians may be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:

  • Recruitment Incentive: $20,000 (full-time)
  • Relocation Costs Reimbursement: $9,000
  • Fee Premium: 22.82%
  • Annual Flat Fee: $26,269.08
  • Rural CME: starting at $3,520/annum in year 3 & 4 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.


Start Date

Summer/Fall 2022


Community Information

Located on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island and home to 2600 residents, the Town of Port McNeill is the center of forestry activity on northern Vancouver Island.  Situated on the Broughton Strait, the town acts as the hub for all of North Vancouver Island via daily ferry service, it is the access point for the communities of Alert Bay on Cormorant Island and Sointula on Malcolm Island.  Daily flights Port Hardy Airport, less than 30 minutes away to Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal provide quick and convenient access to Vancouver. 

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Job Types
Permanent Family Practice
Primary Care

Port McNeill Health Care Centre

Port McNeill

To apply, please attach your CV and cover letter.

Celina Callaghan, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator

Shift/Hours of Work
Clinic hours Monday - Friday 10:00 to 17:00 hrs
Fee for Service, MOCAP, REEF funding (subject to eligibility)
Education, Training and Experience

Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Hospital privileges required

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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