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Opening : Permanent Family Physician Office Only. Sundridge ON

14-Oct-2019 4:00 PM | Anonymous

Permanent Family Physician Office Only in Sunny Sundridge

To all interested family physicians!

The Sundridge and District Medical Centre is seeking a full-time family physician.

The Sundridge and District Medical Centre is a friendly well-organized clinic with 2 physicians and 1 nurse practitioner. The clinic supports the Village of Sundridge and the Townships of Strong and Joly. We are 45 minutes from 3 hospitals - Huntsville, Parry Sound, and North Bay.


  • full time rural family practice
  • 1 evening per week, but no weekends and no on-call requirements
  • average total monthly payment is $24,000 - $26,000
  • contract provides for most business overhead expenses
  • 37 vacation days per year with locum coverage through HealthForceOntario
  • eligible for the Northern Rural Recruitment & Retention bonus (N3R. $93,640)
  • community bonus of $25,000 paid out upon completion of 2nd year and up to $5,000 to be covered for relocation costs
  • Ministry of Health pays for community site visits

The Practice

The practice has just over 1000 patients - it serves a somewhat more mature population with 36% over age 65. We practice a full range of office-based family medicine from shared antenatal and newborn care to geriatric and palliative care. Appointments are booked at 15-minute intervals. We are on TELUS PSS EMR.  Each practice has its own well trained secretarial staff. Each physician has 2 exam rooms and an office. Our Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with both practices by providing preventative care, chronic disease management, and urgent care. There are x-ray and lab services available 15 minutes away. In Sundridge, there are chiropractors, massage therapists, dentists, community mental health services and child, youth and family services.


The Contract

The Rural and Northern Physician Group Agreement is an excellent contract for our community. Each physician provides 4.5 clinic days per week with 0.5 days of paperwork and office administration in addition to clinic time. Each physician provides 1 evening per week of clinic time as part of the 4.5 clinic days per week. There are no weekend requirements and no on-call requirements. There are no inpatient care requirements. Physicians are allotted 37 vacation days per year. We do not work on statutory holidays. There is pregnancy leave of 17 weeks at 50% salary or 8 weeks of parental leave at 50% salary. The contract provides for most business overhead expenses.  We are also eligible for the Northern Rural Recruitment & Retention bonus (N3R. $93,640), and Northern Physician Retention Initiative (NPRI). The contract provides a base salary in addition to a number of incentive payments - the average total monthly payment is $24,000 - $26,000.

Physicians must have a license or be eligible for a license to practice with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  Certification in Family Medicine (by either the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the American Board of Family Medicine) is also a requirement. The position requires communication in English.

The Community

Sundridge is a community of 1000 residents 45 minutes north of Huntsville and 45 minutes south of North Bay on beautiful Lake Bernard. Lake Bernard has beautiful shallow sandy beaches that are excellent for swimming, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. And in winter, there is ice fishing, XC skiing, snowshoeing, skating and snowmobiling. Year round there are theatre productions, choirs, sports leagues (hockey, soccer, baseball, volleyball, etc…). Children’s activities and lessons include dance, swimming, music, hockey, figure skating. Our local camps include Hockey Opportunity Camp and Glen Bernard Girls Camp. One entrance to Algonquin Park is only 10 minutes to the north. We are also in the middle of maple syrup country! Check out:

The communities of Sundridge, Strong and Joly are offering a bonus of $25,000 to be paid out upon completion of the 2nd year at the Sundridge & District Medical Centre.  They are also covering up to $5,000 for relocation costs.

Come try us out:

The Ministry of Health pays for community site visits if you would like to see our community, our clinic, and our practices. Or you could come and locum. Locums at our clinic are paid through the HealthForceOntario (HFO) Locum Program.  In addition, all private and shadow billing go directly to the locum. Travel and accommodations are reimbursed through HFO.


I am happy to answer any questions you may have.  

Please contact me at your convenience,


Dr. Sarah MacKinnon, Lead Physician
Sundridge and District Medical Centre
5 Park Street, Sundridge, Ontario P0A 1Z0
office # (705) 384-1277

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