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RGPLP - Family Practitioner with FP Emergency needed for Bella Coola Medical Clinic

Role and Facility Information

If you have not been to Bella Coola previously, Start date will be September 6 instead.

Our team provides regular clinic, emergency, and inpatient services under one roof to a combined Nuxalk First Nation and non-aboriginal community of approximately 2500 people. No obstetrics required. Clinic support staff provided.

Come join us where mountains and ocean converge to provide nature-lovers with outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities in the pristine Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast!

Applicants will require ACLS, ATLS and PALS or NRP certification to work in Emergency. If any of the certifications have expired, CARE certification can replace the expired certification.


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates

Sep 05 2022 to Sep 17 2022
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.
Assignment ends September 17 at 0800.
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On-Call Date(s) / Hours
1:3 or 1:4.

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

6 physicians, two full time and the others part time. Staffing at 3 – 4 physicians per day. 3 doctors’ offices (2 shared) and 6 patient exam rooms. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute beds and a 2-bed emergency department open 24/7.

Local Resources

Lab, Xray, Pharmacy, Telehealth.

Emergency Framework

Ambulance, including Air Ambulance

Call Expectations

1:4, sometimes 1:3 depending on the number of physicians available. Call is from 0800 to 0800. If weekend coverage is requested, call will include covering either the Saturday or Sunday. Usually the Saturday if this is the last weekend on site.

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

ENT, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Nephrology. In the community is a Home Community Care – wound clinic, Long Term Care and home support, Adult Davy program

EMR Information

EMR System


What training is provided for the EMR System

On-site training the first morning. There is no computer based learning system available to train ahead of time

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Prior to confirming the locum, you will be provided with an Orientation document, Locum FAQ and community Information document. Once you arrive, you will be met at the airport as there is no taxi service, and taken to your accommodation.


On-site full orientation first day (morning) with EMR training. Short clinic in the afternoon.

Social Involvement

Baseball, volleyball, basketball leagues, invitations to community events.

: The only cell service that works in Bella Coola is Telus and reception outside of the town may not always be available

Clinic Policy

Provided at orientation

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

Across from the hospital/clinic. $60/night billed directly to RGPLP by the site. Some locums/residents may have to share a large house. The houses are equipped with kitchen utensils, bedding, furniture, TV with basic cable and a VCR. Pet free.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Pacific Coastal Airlines, BC ferry, or drive but check out the video on the Bella Coola hill first as the last part of the road (65KM) can be a challenge for some

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

Closes at 5:00 pm

Community Centre

Outdoor pool in the summer, outdoor ice rink in the winter, gym, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, kayaking. Some equipment is available to be borrowed, but check with the site first for availability.

Other Closest Amenities