IIPCT Physician (MD) – Part-time

Wasauksing First Nation-Health Department – POSTED UNTIL FILLED

IIPCT-Part-time Physician (MD)

(Indigenous Interdisciplinary Primary Care Team)

The Wasauksing First Nation-Health Department is a diverse, dynamic and continually growing multiservice Indigenous Health and Wellness agency that is located on the Wasauksing First Nation.  We provide primary care health services to all members/residents of Wasauksing First Nation (both on and away from the community), as well as the seasonal cottage residents; residents of Salt’s Point, and as needed to other First Nation members/family along the Highway 69/400 corridor.

We are currently seeking to fill the position of part-time medical doctor who is able to balance his/her background in medicine with that of an Anishinabek belief and practices of wholistic healing and wellness with emphasis on the social determinants of health.  As a member of an interdisciplinary primary care team you will be providing comprehensive, client-centred primary care which emphasizes accessibility, health promotion; illness prevention and continuity of care for our clients all within a wholistic framework. 

Responsibilities include the observation and assessing of the episodic health needs of the clients across the lifespan; promoting wholistic approaches to assist individuals, families and groups to achieve an optimal state of health and well-being; as well as providing comprehensive physical exams and supporting clients’ primary physicians with the management of chronic disease through timely communication.  The individuals will be working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team that includes social workers; mental health workers; traditional healing service providers; and health promotion workers and as well providing consultation to the Nurse Practitioners as needed.

Requirements of the position:

  • Medical Degree and current license to practice medicine in the province of Ontario;
  • Ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team (include primary care, mental health, home and community care and traditional wellness) with respect, professionalism, co-operation and cultural sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an innate ability to interact positively with Indigenous peoples; management and staff that indicates knowledge and understanding of issues impacting the Indigenous population;
  • Evidence of proficiency in the basic use of a computer, as well as all facets of record keeping, referral; etc., in the Telus-Practice Solutions (EMR);
  • Demonstrated time management skills; highly organized; and a willingness to participate in ongoing Indigenous cultural teachings are deemed assets;
  • Provide acceptable Vulnerable Sector Check-Level 3;

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please send a comprehensive covering letter and your curriculum vitae to:

Rachel Deschenes-Pegahmagabow, Assistant to the Director of Health

Closing date:  Friday October 20, 2023  @ 3pm