An excellent opportunity is available for two family physicians to join the Port McNeill Medical Collaborative; an integrated primary care practice. The primary care team includes family physicians, a primary care nurse, social worker, community office assistant and a scheduler. To ensure patient care and follow-up is well coordinated, primary care services are linked to all other Island Health programs (MHSU, HCC, Public Health, nutrition, and diabetes education). The scope of practice includes community practice, Emergency Department coverage, Maternity Care, Walk-in shifts and remote outreach clinic visits via road, ferry and helicopter.
Port McNeill & District Hospital is a UBC Island Medical School Program residency teaching site and a designated site of the Rural Education Coordination Center of BC. Services provided at the hospital include:
- 10 acute care beds
- Active Emergency Department
- Hospice and palliative care
- Adult inpatient & outpatient rehabilitation services
- Laboratory Services
- General Radiology & Ultrasound
- Mental Health
- On-site detox program
- Regional Psychiatry Observation Room
- Visiting consultants: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Psychiatry and ENT
Overhead is 30/70% office and 10/90% ER and hospital for the first year. Option to become associate after first year.
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Recruitment Incentive - $20,000; Relocation costs up to a maximum of $15,000; Fee Premium - 22.82%; Annual Flat Fee - $22,943.88; 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.
As soon as possible
Port McNeill, with a population of 2,600, located on the north east coast of Vancouver Island, enjoys a mild climate and year round recreational activities such as sport fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. In addition to the primary industry of forestry, Port McNeill is the center of aquaculture activity on northern Vancouver Island. Tourism is a growing industry with eco-tourism flourishing.
Port McNeill is accessible by highway and commercial bus service. The local airport is private but a commercial airport, with regular scheduled daily flights is located 36 km north in Port Hardy. Port McNeill boasts an active small business sector and a lively arts community.
For further details about Port McNeill visit www.portmcneill.net or www.town.portmcneill.bc.ca.