RGPLP - RGPLP - Locum Assignment (Filled)

Role and Facility Information

Full Service Family Physician Locum needed

*** As of April 1st, 2018, the daily rate for Port Hardy is $1,110. ***

Port Hardy is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada located on the northeastern end of Vancouver Island.[3] Port Hardy has a population of 4,132 at last census (2016). It is the gateway to Cape Scott Provincial Park, the North Coast Trail and the BC Marine Trail, located on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. The community has access to spectacular wilderness adventures, such as kayaking, caving, world-class scuba diving, nature viewing, surfing, unique saltwater rapids,[4] fishing and camping.


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates

Jun 17 2019 to Jul 07 2019
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday to Friday (0900-1700).
*Clinic closed on July 1st (Stat)*
Yes Yes
On Call Hours
Optional 24hrs On-Call
(0800-0800) on:
June 19, 22, 25, July 1, 5, 7.
Assignment ends on July 8 at 0800.

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

At present, 5 regular family physicians, 2 community Nurse Practitioners, 1 social worker, 1 RN and 5 MOA's.

Local Resources

There are 2 community pharmacies, a longterm care facility as well as community detox programs, mental health and addiction services and dietitian and diabetes RN services. Forensic Nurse Examiners available.

Emergency Framework

BCAS with air ambulance for urgent transfers requiring care above basic BLS.

Call Expectations

MOCAP Level 1, paid out after monthly submissions of the current month's hours at start of next month.

CME Schedule

Periodic CME hosted by local CME group

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

4-6 weekly visits from specialists in General Surgery, ophthalmology (Spring, Summer and Fall), Pediatrics, Orthopedics.

10-12 weekly visits from Geriatrician.

Local Mental Health for tele-psych and in-person psychiatrist service planned.

EMR Information

EMR System

Profile by Intrahealth

What training is provided for the EMR System

Training manual available, test patients accessible within EMR to practice with if needed.

(Most locums have not required training)

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Available on request.


Available on request.

Social Involvement

We're all pretty friendly here and happy to entertain locums readily.

Clinic Policy

Generally bookings will be made with the MRP for the patient.

Clinic also accepts low-acuity patients redirected from ER after being assessed and deemed appropriate by ER RN.

Sat clinic available for same-day appointments (refills only 1/12).

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does not provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

Contact the Locums office for assistance and to ensure full reimbursement for all travel arrangements, based on the government accommodations rate. Please email travel@locumsruralbc.ca or call 1-877-357-4757.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Flights by Pacific Coastal Airlines to Port Hardy Airport from Vancouver.

BC Ferries to Port Hardy (drive up scenic Island Highway, plan for approximately 4 hours at highway speeds)

Car rentals available at Port Hardy Airport.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

Save-on-Foods https://www.saveonfoods.com/store/port-hardy/

Usual hours Everyday 08:00 AM-09:00 PM

Community Centre

The Port Hardy Recreation Center includes a 25 meter indoor pool, skating rink, civic center, tennis courts, and skateboard park.

Other Closest Amenities


Sporty's - http://www.sportybar.ca/

Karai - https://www.facebook.com/karaisushi/

Chinese - https://www.facebook.com/pg/UCafe-635340889934891/about/

Coffee and local artisan gift shop:

Guido's - https://www.cafeguido.com/