Family Practice

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Tonquin Medical Clinic & Ahousaht Holistic Centre
Family Practice
Shift/Hours of Work
3 Days/week at Tonquin Medical Clinic, Tofino 1 Days/week at Ahousaht HolisticCentre (1:6 Emergency Call Tofino General Hospital)
Fee for Service
MOCAP for 1:6 on-call services
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural SubsidiaryAgreement (RSA) including: 16.28% Fee Premium on Fee-for-Service billings
Community Information

Located on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island, the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet are just 30 minutes apart. Joined by the Pacific Rim National Park, and incorporating part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, they have become two of Canada’s most sought after tourist destinations.  Including six surrounding First Nations communities and various work communities, the region has a combined population of about 6000 year-round residents.

During the tourist season, the area population increases substantially. Offering a relaxed and rewarding West Coast lifestyle the area boasts miles of sandy beaches, a multitude of trails through old growth forests, hot springs and more. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy surfing, beach walking, whale watching, kayaking, golf, fishing, hiking and storm watching. Tofino can easily be covered on foot and features boutiques, art galleries, B & B’s, world-class resorts, restaurants and quaint cafés.

Job Summary

Come and experience a rewarding practice experience and West Coast lifestyle! We have a fulltime locum opportunity for a Family Physician to provide primary care services in scenic Tofino and neighbouring Ahousaht.  The practice consists of three days/week at Tonquin Medical Clinic and offers a mixed family practice comprised of patients from all walks of life. The other one day/week - travel by float plane or boat to Ahousaht - a First Nations community on Flores Island north of Tofino in the heart of Clayoquot Sound.

The “Ahousaht Holistic (health care) Centre” offers a family practice clinic in close affiliation with local services including community nursing, counselling and child, youth and family development services.  The Tofino General Hospital provides emergency and inpatient services (no elective obstetrics). Six Family Physicians in Tofino and Ucluelet provide 1:6 on-call services to the small emergency department.  Primary referral centres are West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, and visiting specialists provide services to the local area.  Assistance in sourcing local accommodation will be provided.


Education, Training and Experience

Full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - mandatory
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - mandatory
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - desired
Hospital Privileges - required
Emergency Experience - desired


For more information and to apply, please contact:

Dr. Tamara Yagos
Telephone: 250-725-3282
Email: yagostamara12@gmail.com

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.