Physician Recruiter

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Physician Recruiter

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) is an organization which has a mandate to coordinate the delivery of health services to the First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout Zone. SLFNHA is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to be responsible for the physician recruitment and retention needs of the Sioux Lookout Regional Physician Services Inc.

The Physician Recruiter plays a critical role in ensuring we are hiring the best possible talent by developing and executing recruitment and retention plans, networking through agency contacts, association membership, employees, coordinating/implementing college/university initiatives, website/branding implementation, administrative duties and record keeping.

The Physician Recruiter is directly accountable to the Physician Services Administrator.

Salary range starting from $63,310 to a maximum of $81,483 per year.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent time management (ability to multi-task and prioritize)
  • Outgoing individual that is comfortable socializing and networking
  • Ability to work alone as well as a team member
  • Creative and innovative thinker
  • Accountable and dependable as hours worked can be flexible
  • Ethics and Integrity must be demonstrated at all times
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to problem solve with attention to end result
  • Ability to operate all office equipment
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail, pressures and deadlines
  • Must represent SLFNHA and our Sioux Lookout Area professionally and positively at all times

Work Conditions

  • Must live in Sioux Lookout (unless alternative arrangements are agreed upon)
  • Must have a valid drivers licence and a vehicle
  • Required to workdays, and be flexible with some evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Agreeable to travel to different recruitment fairs and events
  • Overtime as required


  • Assist and build up the recruitment initiatives such as the advertising and marketing campaign , update the SLRPSI website, recruitment materials and current communication methods
  • Work to identify current and future hiring needs and be able to source candidates though databases, social media etc.
  • Perform initial engagement and interview to determine suitability to meet with the Medical Director
  • Create and build relationships with medical schools to keep apprised of new and upcoming residents
  • Create and maintain a database with the past residents, and UG and PG residents so that follow up can be done and contact be kept to market our local area
  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in recruitment fairs/conferences and workshops to find desirable candidates
  • Seek and create partnerships with NWO Recruiters, Residency Programs and other Academic Institutions
  • Work with the Medical Director to screen and interview physician candidates to ensure approval and appropriate qualifications/credentialing are obtained prior to physicians’ arrival
  • Coordinate and support the arrival, introductions and orientation of physicians to Sioux Lookout and at the SLFNHA/SLRPSI level
  • Support, engage and follow though with the recruitment process between SLMHC and (NOSM) residents
  • Help to coordinate the pick up and welcome of newly arriving physicians to our area
  • Organize and complete introductions and orientations for new physicians to the different health service areas including northing communities, nursing stations, band offices and health directors
  • Reinstate community recruitment and retention committee, coordinate and organize meetings, take minutes and distribute to members as well as follow up on tasks assigned
  • Canvas our local community for thoughtful recruitment and retention support
  • Maintain communications with potential and ongoing locums and residents, ensure follow up and feedback is received
  • Organize and arrange site visits and assist with spouse or family adjustments to Sioux Lookout
  • Keep in touch with the area physicians to help arrange events, activities and to create retention initiatives
  • Work with the local schools to promote rural health professional careers
  • Compile statistical information and report to the Board as necessary
  • Liaise with the SLFNHA Medical Director to ensure good communication with all physicians both new and returning to the area
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Diploma/Degree in Business with areas of concentration in Marketing, Industrial Relations and/or Human Resource Management is an asset
  • Minimum of 3 to 4 years experience in recruitment, marketing or industrial relations
  • Outstanding interview skills with knowledge and/or experience in negotiations
  • Ability to develop and maintain lasting working relationships with business partners, medical professionals, educational institutions and fellow employees
  • Solid interpersonal skills that allow for one to work effectively with board members, leaderships and new candidates
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills

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