TBRHSC is looking for CCFP-EM or FRCP trained physicians to join our progressive, dynamic emergency department. We enjoy a fantastic
lifestyle, with a great mix of work and play. The state-of-the-art Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre opened in February 2004.
The Health Sciences Centre is a designated trauma facility and the referral center for all of Northwestern Ontario, a catchment area
of approximately 270,000 people. We are also the Regional EMS Base Hospital for pre-hospital
care. This ensures an interesting variety of medicine including acute care, pediatrics, and trauma.
Our 52 bed
Emergency Department is the busiest in Ontario and sees over 100,000 visits annually. Our Emergency Department is comprised of a mixture
of full and part-time physicians with FRCP and CCFP-EM certification. We are currently staffed with 11 MD shifts per day, which promotes
ongoing camaraderie with colleagues. We have been able to maintain reduced waiting times (non-acute patients rarely wait over two hours),
which translates to less stress on the entire emergency team.
Our schedule typically affords lots of time off to enjoy all that Thunder Bay has to offer. Full-time work is approximately 13-14 shifts
a month with an average of 8 midnights per year. We also fund locums for popular times of the year (Christmas, CAEP
and summer) providing more flexibility for holiday scheduling.
We are remunerated extremely well through an alternate funding
agreement (AFA). We are also designated for the Northern Incentive
Program, which helps offset tuition costs for new graduates.
Not only are we paid very well, but our cost of living in
Thunder Bay is very reasonable (check out real-estate on www.mls.ca
to see what we mean).
We have a progressive work atmosphere and are active in departmental
reform as well as teaching. As a group, we are dedicated to
CME and we have paid positions for Directors of Education
and Research. We have M&M rounds, Journal Club, and Multidisciplinary
Education Rounds as well as various local and telecast conferences.
We are looking forward to an Academic Alternate Funding Agreement,
which will ensure funding for our identified educational and
With the opening of the new Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder
Bay in 2005, our department has been very active in instructing small group sessions for the first and second year classes as
well as providing early clinical exposures. We are preceptors for both Family Medicine Residents and clinical clerks, and frequently
provide lectures for their weekly rounds. The Family Medicine program has 15 residents per year with core rotations in our ED.
In addition, our department also supports a CCFP-EM Residency Program.
We live in true Northern wilderness. The untouched nature
surrounding the city of Thunder
Bay provides an endless outdoor playground for those seeking
exploration and adventure. It offers a spectrum of outdoor
activity found minutes from your doorstep including rock
and ice climbing, skiing
(classic, skate, touring and downhill), canoeing, whitewater
and sea kayaking, wind surfing, sailing,
biking and extensive running trails. It is truly a Mecca
for the outdoor enthusiast!
Our airport is the third largest in Ontario and served by
both West Jet and Air Canada. Many of us have families in
other parts of Canada, so we fly frequently and find it very
If you are now convinced that Thunder Bay is the best place
to work and play, contact us for a
fully funded site-visit to come and see for yourself. Locum
opportunities are also available for those who are curious
and they include flight, accommodations and car rental. We
would also love to arrange a funded elective in our department
for any interested residents.