Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

You will be working in a modern medical building alongside 5 other family physicians and have access to your own EMR with your own examination rooms plus office staff. The position requires hospital MRP for attached FP patients. Hospital MRP for unattached FP patients is also available, as are opportunities to provide maternity care - pre and postnatal and intrapartum care/deliveries, addictions medicine, palliative care, residential care, MAiD, surgical assisting and walk-in clinic options.

Please view the following video “West Coast General Hospital Recruitment’' Oby Dallas Dalziel production for an excellent idea of the working environment and local facilities available in Port Alberni.

Community Information

Port Alberni, situated at the end of Vancouver Island's longest inlet, is one of the most affordable waterfront centres on the island. Blessed with a moderate climate, the City of Port Alberni enjoys some of the best sport salmon fishing on the coast.

In addition to the natural beauty of the area, the temperate valley offers an array of year-round outdoor and ecotourism activities.

The city is considered the gateway to Ucluelet and Tofino on the west coast and is within commuting distance to the larger urban centres of Nanaimo to the east and Victoria to the south. Ferry and float plane service to Vancouver from these locations is readily available.

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Compensation Type
Physician Overhead
office billings 70/30%; hospital 100%

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
Other Benefits/Incentives
Annual Rural CME - $2,200 after 2 years in the community to a maximum of $4,400 after 4 years.
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Port Alberni

Situated in the central interior of Vancouver Island at the end of a long narrow inlet, Port Alberni is one of the few ports on the west coast that provides shelter against some of the powerful Pacific weather systems. Blessed with a moderate climate, it harbours both commercial fishing vessels and pleasure craft. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, hiking, scuba diving, golfing, kayaking and windsurfing.

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