Family Practice

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Part Time - 0.5 FTE
Gold River Health Clinic
Family Practice
Gold River
Shift/Hours of Work
Clinic hours are 0900 - 1700 Monday - Friday. On call evenings and weekends, call is shared with other physicians.
Alternative Payment Program Contract
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including: Recruitment Incentive - $20,000 (pro-rated for less than full time); Fee Premium – 16.49%; Annual Flat Fee - $14,412; Rural CME - $1,320/annum after 2 years or less in the community to maximum $5,720/annum after 4 years.
Community Information

The scenic community of Gold River is located in the centre of Vancouver Island, 90 kilometres west of Campbell River, the nearest major centre and commercial airport location.  It is accessible by highway, bus, and daily floatplane service, as well as by boat via the Muchalaht Inlet.

Nestled on the western edge of Strathcona Provincial Park, the Village of Gold River is surrounded by tree-clad mountains, clear rivers and lakes, and provides the only road access to the pristine Nootka Sound and Yuquot.  For the outdoor enthusiast, the Gold River area boasts some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in the world, as well as opportunities for caving, mountain climbing, camping and hiking.

Gold River has a daycare centre, elementary school, secondary school, and nearby, the Campbell River North Island College Campus offers university courses towards degree programs.  With our West Coast climate, stunning natural beauty and endless recreational opportunities, Vancouver Island provides a quality of life second to none!

Job Summary

The Gold River Health Clinic has an opportunity for a physician to provide primary care to the communities of Gold River and Tahsis, with Gold River being the primary practice location with visiting services to Tahsis.

This is a job share opportunity with a physician who has been working in Gold River for over 7 years.  In addition, there is also a full time physician of 10 years, a part-time physician of 1 year and a Nurse Practitioner.  The clinic is an Island Health facility which also houses public health, physiotherapy, child and youth mental health and a visiting adult mental health worker.

While this is a primary care focused position the physician will also provide emergency care to patients who come to the clinic ER room.  Nurses provide first call and contact the physician if assistance is required; the nurses also provide point of care laboratory services after hours.  The Gold River clinic has limited laboratory and imaging services. There is no inpatient capacity.

As an Alternate Payment contract supported site, a full time physician would be expected to provide a minimum of 1850 hours of service annually, on a schedule consistent with safe patient care including after-hours work in this remote community.  A contract for a physician in a job share arrangement would be prorated accordingly.


Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - desired
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - mandatory
Emergency Experience - mandatory


For more information and to apply, please contact:

Enid O’Hara
601 Trumpeter Drive, Gold River, BC V0P 1G0
Tel: 250-283-2626
Fax: 250-283-7561

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.