The Wawa Medical Group is recruiting Family Physicians to join our team. Our physicians practice at the Wawa Family Health Team as well as the Lady Dunn Health Centre, located under one roof in Wawa, Ontario. The job consists of 3-4 days of family medicine clinic at the FHT, and 1-2 days per week of call. Physicians round on their inpatients each weekday morning (typically 1-3 patients) in the adjoining hospital. Call consists of 24 hour shifts covering our low-volume emergency department (10-20 patients per day). We have excellent specialist support in Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury.
Other opportunities include long term care, palliative care, home visits, minor procedures, memory clinic, and monthly clinics in our satellite communities. We are a teaching site for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, with frequent opportunities to work with residents and medical students.
Wawa Family Health Team
The Family Health Team consists of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, a social worker, and a dietician, and provides local services including smoking cessation, diabetes care, counselling, Memory Clinic, addictions care, and much more! The local community also has access to physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, dentistry and mental health and addiction support workers.
Lady Dunn Health Centre
The Lady Dunn Health Centre hosts a 24-hour emergency department, 10 acute care and ALC beds, and a 16-bed long-term care facility. The hospital offers outpatient laboratory services, diagnostic imaging including X ray and Ultrasound, physiotherapy, palliative care, diabetes care, and mental health and addictions support. We serve the town of Wawa (pop. 3000) along with the surrounding communities of Dubreuilville, Hawk Junction, Missanabie, White River, and the Michipicoten First Nation (catchment pop. 4300).
Wawa is a friendly and close-knit community located on the shores of beautiful Wawa Lake and minutes away from the mighty Lake Superior. The town’s location close to nature makes it an ideal spot for countless outdoor activities for every season, including camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, rock/ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Other recreational opportunities include hockey, curling, dance, golf, 5-pin bowling, fitness programs, card and game clubs, and many social clubs. Year-round Wawa is abuzz with activities such as local artisan’s markets, seasonal farmer’s markets, an ice fishing derby, fun runs, and the Wawa Music Festival.
There are elementary and secondary schools from both Public and Catholic boards providing instruction in English and French. City amenities and airports aren’t far away, as we are located 2 hours north of Sault Ste Marie and 5 hours southeast of Thunder Bay.
Physicians in our group work under an RNPGA model, splitting funds based on hours of clinical work and amount of on-call shifts worked. Very competitive overhead ranges from 12-16%. New grads are eligible for an NRRRI grant of $120,000 over four years. Cost of living is very low, allowing for great flexibility with your lifestyle. Housing and relocation assistance is also available upon request.
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We encourage locum contracts as well. Come learn more about our community and experience what it’s like to practice in Wawa! Please contact Dr Anjali Oberai (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ruth Davidson (email@example.com) for more information.