Fort William Family Health Team

Employment Opportunities

The Fort William Clinic is a group of 18 physicians practicing as a Family Health Organization (FHO) in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are affiliated and work collaboratively with the Fort William Family Health Team, a comprehensive team of allied healthcare professionals made up of Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Nurses, a Dietitian and consulting Psychiatrists. Currently, the group provides primary care services to a patient population of approximately 17,000 and supports an in-depth Shared Mental Health program in partnership with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Care Group.

We are currently recruiting for permanent and locum physicians who would be interested in working collaboratively with a team of physicians and health care professionals. We are a teaching site and host a Local Education Group (LEG) which provides training and research opportunities to learners of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM).

Compensation is based on a blended capitation model as a physician belonging to a Family Health Organization (FHO). More information on blended capitation practice models is available on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/publications/docs/fho_billing_payment_guide_nov2014_en.pdf

Physicians who agree to practice in Thunder Bay are eligible for monetary incentives including the Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative and other incentive programs available from the Ministry of Health. Return of Service incentives from the City of Thunder Bay are also available to new recruits. Please find more information on the Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative available at the following link: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/northernhealth/nrrr.aspx

For more details on practice opportunities with the Fort William Clinic please contact Nathanial Izzo, Executive Director – Fort William Family Health Organization/Fort William Family Health Team at nizzo@fwfht.ca