RGPLP - General Practitioner needed for Dr. Fitzgerald Family Medicine Clinic

Role and Facility Information

Alert Bay is a small Island connected by ferry to Port Mc Neill on North end of Vancouver Island. It has a treatment centre with 5 acute beds, ER and longterm care unit. On call is light ,complex cases are transported out to larger centers for further treatment; usually done by ambulance or by Air, in more acute cases. There are two other physicians in the community who are available to be called in acute situations. However generally on call commitments are not onerous. We do not do any Obstetrics on the Island, and no surgery except minor procedures. The medical community and nursing staff are congenial. The centre has basic lab and xray available for 1/2 day on weekends.

If dates are not suitable I am quite flexible with dates.

*** As of April 1st, 2018 the daily rate is $1,115. ***


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Flexible

Feb 18 2019 to Mar 29 2019
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
(1000-1700) Monday to Friday
Yes Yes
On Call Hours

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

1 doctor clinic with 1 receptionist-case load is generally light

Local Resources

many community supports available. community nursing,counselling,,Drug and Alcohol Treatment etc.

Emergency Framework

on call is divided among 3 physicians (we are flexible in terms of hours and work as a team).Generally not called to hospital much after hours. Well equipped ER that can handle acute care and stabilization and transport to higher level of care.

Call Expectations

available to be called from home during scheduled coverage periods

CME Schedule

no structured formal CME but cases discussed daily by medical staff prior to rounds.

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

psychiatrist, ophthalmologist, geriatrician visit a few times per year

EMR Information

EMR System

I use Oscar (Juno version)

What training is provided for the EMR System

yes ,what ever locum requires

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

congenial staff always glad to see a new physician



Social Involvement

Friendly staff and community

Clinic Policy

Normal Expectations for provision of quality care for Rural community

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

My House will be available it has two bedrooms , and is situated over the water. way un paralleld views

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

motor vehicle.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

supermarket on Island

Community Centre


Other Closest Amenities

Port Hardy has a community centre and Port McNeill has a Hockey arena..Opportunities for boating and hiking