Job Posting
full time Physician - Family Practice at Pender Harbour Health Centre
Madeira Park, British Columbia
Job ID: 8387

Are you interested in providing quality, caring, and responsive health services to the Pender Harbour Community? Are you a confident and competent General Practitioner looking to join a friendly community? Our client, the Pender Harbour Health Centre is seeking two Family Physicians to support this beautiful, rural community.

Pender Harbour On The Beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC

The Sunshine Coast of BC, long touted as a 180 KM stretch of paradise, gains its rich heritage from the original inhabitants – the Coast Salish people. It is a contemporary hub that balances abundant, natural beauty and a surplus of adventure with growing industry sectors in technology, retail, and tourism. Located just a 40-minute ferry away from Vancouver, “The Coast” also counts on forestry, cultural arts, and fishing to support the area. Pender Harbour itself is an intricate amalgam of bays and coves that encroach inland for five kilometers and provide over 60 kilometers of shoreline. Once a vibrant shíshálh village site, steamer stop, a fishing village, and an important logging and medical waypoint, it is now home to a population of just under 3,000 permanent residents and another 3,000 seasonal residents.

Who is the Pender Harbour Health Centre?

The Pender Harbour Health Centre (PHHC) is a nonprofit society governed by community members, and completely dedicated to the health and wellness needs of our Pender Harbour neighbours. This Community Health Centre began 46 years ago, to meet the health care delivery needs of this small and remote community. A key benefit is that this Community Health model allows families, neighbours and friends to gain familiarity and camaraderie with their health care providers to improve physical, emotional and mental well-being for all. It’s part of the social safety net in this small community.

Under a multi-disciplinary model of care, team members give input on operational issues and most decisions are team-based. Patients experience friendly and welcoming care by the close-knit healthcare team. The staff and medical professionals at PHHC are dedicated to the centre, the patients and the community. The community determines the direction and culture of the organization through a volunteer board of directors and through membership.

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What Will the Family Physician Undertake?

Building a healthy community is at the heart of this role. Working with a multidisciplinary team that includes a nursing clinic, social worker, dietician, diabetes and chronic disease management programs, chiropractic, dentists, mental health, women’s and youth sexual health clinics, and other supportive and preventive programs, the General Practitioners can elect to work fee for service or under contract. PHHC physician spaces have state of the art equipment to support their family practice. Located about 30 minutes from the local hospital in Sechelt, BC, each physician will assume a patient panel of 900. There is a current wait list of 400 patients. Our last physician had a full practice within the first month of arrival.

This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in a mild climate (by Canadian standards!) with abundant natural, oceanfront beauty and outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, kayaking, whale watching, biking, camping and more). Housing prices are also lower than in other areas in the province. The draw for these roles is also the opportunity to truly connect to this community and its lifestyle.

If you are someone who likes to work with a team, has experience in working with seniors, enjoys providing in person care (as well as virtual if appropriate), and who enjoys working in a community driven, non-profit organization – we want to connect with you!

How Can I Apply or Learn More?

PHHC offers a value driven and friendly work environment, the opportunity to make an impact alongside a dedicated and professional team, and the chance to make this role your own. Compensation for this role can be negotiated in terms of fee for service or under contract, switching is also possible. Low overhead can also be negotiated for the first year. Please submit, in confidence, your resume with a letter of introduction to or please reach out with any questions to 778-658-0478. This posting will remain open until filled. We respond to all queries and applicants and welcome both Canadian and International applicants.

Praxis Recruitment is a Recruitment Firm located on the Sunshine Coast (the traditional and unceded homelands of the shíshálh and Skwxwú7mesh Nations) in beautiful British Columbia. We provide exceptional customer service and operate with the highest level of respect to our clients and applicants.

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to from on October 2, 2023.

Application Process
Please visit the original posting on, the Canadian physician job registry, to apply for this vacancy.

Physician - Family Practice
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Family Physician Needed for a Community Health Centre. Outdoor Enthusiasts Will Love it Here!
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Pender Harbour Health Centre 
Street Address 1
5066 Francis Peninsula Rd 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Madeira Park 
Postal / Zip Code
V0N 2H1 
Institution Description
Since opening in 1976 the Health Centre has received two major expansions, all funded by the community. The first expansion was in 1996 and more than doubled overall space, allowing for increased services to the community. This expansion also provided some tenant rental income to help support our financial needs. The final expansion was completed in December 2006 and the Health Centre now encompasses approximately 7,500 square feet.

Our services include: Nursing, physician, public and mental health, community and social service programs as well as other health related disciplines. Community and support groups use the space regularly for their programs. 
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
ḵalpilin (Pender Harbour) is located on the traditional territory of the shíshálh Nation. Currently, the population of ḵalpilin - Pender Harbour is fewer than 3,000 people.

If you want to visit a true water-centric community, ḵalpilin is a must. Located north of Sechelt along Highway 101, ḵalpilin is the name of a harbour, which is surrounded by small communities such as Madeira Park (salalus), Kleindale, and Garden Bay (séxw?ámin). These small communities form a horseshoe around the ocean coastline and are interspersed with freshwater lakes. There are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had in and around ḵalpilin, and like many parts of the Sunshine Coast, the area is also home to a substantial artist population which makes it a great place to find live music, galleries, and artist studios.  
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Drew Stewart 
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Published on 2023-09-01
Edited on 2023-09-01