Family Practice

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Port Hardy Medical Clinic
7090 Thunderbird Way
Port Hardy, British Columbia  V0N 2P0
Family Practice
Port Hardy
Shift/Hours of Work
Clinic hours: Monday to Friday 0900 - 1700 hrs.

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)

May be eligble for RPs4BC one time payment of $100,000.   May also be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:  *Recruitment Incentive - $20,000; *Fee Premium – 23.38%; *Annual Flat Fee - $20,440; *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. 
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 Summary

Excellent family practice opportunity located adjacent to Port Hardy Hospital, in a well-established, modern, fully electronic group practice, including Nurse Practitioners.  Join three other full-time colleagues in a diverse and rewarding clinical practice.

This position qualifies for the Rural Physicians for BC Program (RPs4BC) which provides the recruited physician with a one-time payment of $100,000 with a commitment to a three-year return of service agreement.  To be eligible for this payment the physician must meet the eligibility criteria of the RPs4BC Program.

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

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.


Education, Training and Experience

• Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - Mandatory
• Emergency Experience – Desired
• Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - Desired


Sheila Leversidge, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Tel: (250) 740-6972
Fax: (250) 716-7747
Email: sheila.leversidge@viha.ca

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.