West Nipissing General Hospital

West Nipissing - Recruitment and RetentionThe West Nipissing Health Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee

The West Nipissing General Hospital, in collaboration with health care partners, education institutions, community partners, and the municipality of West Nipissing, joins together to recruit health care professionals to meet our needs.

We are currently looking for physicians in West Nipissing to help fulfill various vacancies. Which include Emergency Department physicians and hospitalists.  We encourage you to learn more about the varied opportunities in our community by visiting the following websites:

Municipality of West Nipissingwww.westnipissingouest.ca
West Nipissing Community Health Centrewww.cscno-wnchc.org
West Nipissing Family Health Teamhttps://www.northeasthealthline.ca/displayservice.aspx?id=103826

Please also see the Health Force Ontario website for specific departmental vacancies and select the job title to review the complete job posting. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact:

Medical Affairs
West Nipissing General Hospital

725 Coursol Rd
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2Y6
(705)753-3110 ext. 205

Currently, the community is served by ten (10) full-time general practitioners, visiting surgeons, specialists, a GP anesthetist, a full-time hospitalist and one full-time respirologist/ internist.

The West Nipissing Health Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee is a joint initiative committee that aims to recruit health care professionals for West Nipissing. This committee involves many partnerships as many communities have realized that recruitment efforts require a collaborative effort from the community as a whole.

The Committee was established in 2007 and has representation from:

  • The West Nipissing General Hospital
  • The Municipality of West Nipissing
  • The Nipissing First Nation
  • The West Nipissing Community Health Centre
  • The Au Château, Home for the Aged
  • École secondaire publique Nipissing Ouest
  • Northern Secondary School
  • College Boreal
  • École Catholique Franco-cité
  • Health Force Ontario/ Ontario Health – Marketing and Recruitment Agency
  • Community Volunteers

Our Mission: is the continuous quest to develop and implement short and long-term strategies to increase health care professional human resources to meet the needs of our population.

Our Goals:

  1. Identify the current levels of need for health care professionals in our community.
  2. Form alliances in order to increase recruitment and retention of health care professionals. Representatives from the local political scene, business, education, economic development, and health care practitioners will work with the Hospital.
  3. Establish an action plan for the retention and recruitment of health care professionals for the short and long term.
  4. Monitor satisfaction levels on a regular basis as part of the retention initiatives.

Accountability mandate: the committee is accountable to the West Nipissing Municipal Council and the West Nipissing General Hospital Board of Directors.

Your Place in our Environment
West Nipissing wants you to consider one of our vacancies at the West Nipissing General Hospital and Medical Clinic or the West Nipissing Community Health Centre. You will benefit from a well-organized work environment designed with your needs in mind. You will be welcomed into a turn-key operation, eliminating the inconveniences of establishing a new practice.

Our Community is eligible for The Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention (NRRR) Initiative, which offers taxable financial incentives to each eligible physician who establishes a full-time practice in an eligible community of the province. The grants range between $80,000 and $117,600 paid over a four-year period. The grants will be awarded based on eligibility criteria and considerations related to total NRRR Initiative budget allocations. For more information, visit the Ministry website by clicking here.

Shape Your Practice:
You are welcome to have your own practice in our Medical Centre to enjoy all of the benefits associated with an independent practice and will be provided with trained staff to manage all administrative functions, including billing. You will receive an agreed-upon percentage of the fee for service, and we will retain a percentage to offset administrative costs.

Emergency Department:
We encourage you to consider working in our modern Emergency Department. You can select the number of 12-hour or 24-hour shifts you are comfortable working. Remuneration is on an hourly basis, according to the Alternate Funding Agreement (AFA), with a shadow-billing component.

In-Patient Care Unit:

The WNGH is also recruiting a hospitalist to join our team. Sharing the workload with our full-time hospitalist allows you time to enjoy some of our wonderful outdoor activities and the community of West Nipissing. Spend some time with us in our beautiful community and maybe stay for a lifetime!

Please see the Health Force Ontario website for specific departmental vacancies and select the job title to review the complete job posting.

To help you make West Nipissing Home
Over and above the government-sponsored incentives, our community can provide you with its own unique incentive package.

The community incentive package provides you with the opportunity to select from an interest-free loan, subsidized office space and/or signing-moving bonus. We also assist to help in the research for spousal employment.

West Nipissing wants you!
We are determined and committed to helping you build a flourishing and rewarding career in our warm community. We invite you to visit and encourage you to come grow with us.

If you would like to receive additional information, please contact us via Email: medicalaffairs@wngh.ca or telephone at (705)753-3110 ext. 205