Family Practice (300-0826)

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The Namgis First Nation is looking for a physician to join the Namgis Health team.  The physician will work in clinic with 2 physicians and other health team members: including 2 community care nurses, 2 mental health workers, addictions counselors and a social worker.  There are also visiting occupational therapists, social work, mental health, intensive case managers and a midwife.  Additionally, visiting specialists include Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry.  The position requires ER coverage, inpatient hospital care and long-term patient care.  Both the clinic and hospital are located on the Namgis First Nations reserve.  The position is salaried, and housing can be provided.

The Namgis are a forward-thinking people who are deeply invested in the health care of their community and, by extension, the health care of Alert Bay and surrounding peoples.


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

  1. Recruitment Incentive: $20,000
  2. Relocation Costs Reimbursement: up to a maximum of $15,000
  3. Fee Premium: 23.94%
  4. Annual Flat Fee: $27,558.36
  5. Rural CME: starting at $1,320/annum for 2 years or less in community, increasing to a maximum of $5,720 after 4 years.

Rural GP Locum Program provides $900/day to locum physician with 43 days/annum locum coverage to resident physician.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

Community Information

Located on Cormorant Island, off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, Alert Bay offers a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from local arts and cultural pursuits to hiking, cycling, beachcombing, camping, kayaking, and whale watching.

Job Types
Permanent Family Practice
Primary Care

Namgis Health Centre

Alert Bay

To apply, please forward your CV, cover letter to:

Debra Jacklin , Medical Staff Recruiter


Salary, Medical On-Call Availability Program (MOCAP) and Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund (REEF)
Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Hospital privileges required

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - mandatory

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - desired

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - desired

Emergency Experience - desired

Anesthesia Experience - desired

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