Family Practice (300-0817)

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Excellent family practice opportunity located adjacent to Port Hardy Hospital, in a modern and growing group practice in a fully owned and operated Island Health facility. This is an exciting opportunity to practice rural health care, and to join colleagues that include neighbouring rural physicians in providing full spectrum Primary Care to Emergency Services in the Mount Waddington region.   Join six other full-time colleagues in a diverse and rewarding clinical practice. Services provided at the 12-bed acute care Port Hardy Hospital include:

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Adult Inpatient & Outpatient
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • Medical Ambulatory
  • Medical Imaging
  • General Radiology & Ultrasound
  • Residential Care Services
  • Low risk Midwifery maternity services

This is an exceptional opportunity to work and live in a beautiful area that provides a relaxed lifestyle in a temperate climate with excellent year-round recreation and cultural amenities, and still be easily accessible to Vancouver by plane. The community is home to a population of 4,200 residents who can enjoy a local civic centre which has a heated 25m indoor pool indoor with a new aquatic centre planned for construction, ice arena, local gym and boxing club, walking club and hiking groups! BC Ferry terminals include sailing to Prince Rupert and Bella Bella.

Additional Information

2 FTE available. 

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May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:

Recruitment Incentive - $20,000; Relocation Costs Reimbursement: up to a maximum of $15,000; Fee Premium - 22.26%; Annual Flat Fee - $25,624.44; Rural CME starting at $1,320/annum for 2 years or less 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.

Rural Practice Subsidiary Agreement - Province of British Columbia (

Community Information

The colourful seaside community of Port Hardy, on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island, is the largest town of the North Island and is the gateway to Cape Scott Provincial Park.

 The community is home to a population of 3,800 residents and offers affordable housing and boasts a broad range of services and retail outlets.  Port Hardy is a supply center to the mid-coast area and while its main industries were historically based in mining, fishing and forestry, it is emerging as a green ecotourism destination on Vancouver Island.

Spectacular mountain views, large expanses of natural wilderness and miles of undeveloped coastline are readily accessible, providing an ideal venue for sport fishing, scuba diving, caving, kayaking and recreational boating.  In winter tackle the slopes at Mount Cain… no line ups, 18 runs, and 300 cm annual average of powder.  And with 1499 vertical feet of terrain, its peak elevation is second only to Whistler, in all of BC, Alaska and Washington State.

With regularly scheduled daily flights, Vancouver is less than an hour away.  Combining this with a good highway and excellent transportation system you can live and work close to nature, and have ease of access to larger centres.

Job Types
Permanent Family Practice
Primary Care

Port Hardy Primary Care Centre

Port Hardy

For more information and apply to:

Celina Callaghan, Medical Staff Recruiter

Shift/Hours of Work
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee for Service - Annual projected earnings: $300,000±, Medical On-Call Availability Program (MOCAP) Level 1 On-Call ($225,000 per annum for call group); and Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund (REEF) ($200,000) shared by group.
Education, Experience & Qualifications

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

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - desired

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - mandatory

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - desired

Emergency Experience - mandatory

Obstetrics Experience - desired

Hospital Privileges required


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