Vancouver Coastal Health

Locum Family Practice - Emergency Medicine Physician - Bella Bella

Job ID 2023-93282
City Bella Bella
Work Location
Heiltsuk Hospital
Work Area
Excluded - Heiltsuk Hospital
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff - Family Practice: Emergency Medicine
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Temporary Full-Time
Job Category
Position Start Date
To be mutually agreed upon
End Date


Please refer to the information below for details regarding salary.

Job Summary

Job Title:

Family Physician – Emergency

Work Site:

Heiltsuk Hospital


Locum – Full Time (approx. 48 hours/week)

Start Date:

To be mutually agreed upon

Compensation Type:

Clinical Service Contract


Come work as a Family Physician – Emergency with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of BC, 690km north of Vancouver, surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest.


The hospital, overlooking the ocean, is in the center of this rural and remote community and is a focal point for community life in many ways. Working here will give you a real sense of the richness of aboriginal culture in its home environment.


As A Family Physician – Emergency with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

  • Provide regular clinic, emergency and inpatient care under one roof to a primarily First Nations, Heiltsuk Nation community of approximately 1500 people.



Education, Licensing, & Experience:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma life Support (ATLS)
  • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License – Full
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Emergency Experience
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PAL)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • If any of the certifications have expired, CARE certification can replace the expired certification.

Closing Statement

Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team: or click “Apply Now."


Please note that a resume is required to apply for this position.


As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.



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