Physician Recruiter

Deadline: Oct 18th - 4:30pm
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: 1-Year Term

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 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 plans/strategies, networking through agency contacts, association membership, employees, coordinating/implementing college/university initiatives, administrative duties and record keeping.

The Physician Recruiter will report directly to the Physician Services Director

Who can apply: Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)


  • Diploma/Degree in Business, with areas of concentration in Marketing, Industrial Relations and/or Human Resource Management
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in recruiting
  • Innovative thinker, able to use and develop new sources for recruitment
  • Outstanding interview skills – use of various techniques
  • Ability to develop and maintain lasting working relationships with business partners, medical professionals, educational institutions and employees
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge and experience in employment negotiations
  • Solid interpersonal skills in developing and maintaining effective working relationship with medical and non-medical staff, public and external agencies
  • Skills in gathering and interpreting data
  • Ability to attend and conduct job recruitment fairs


  • Plan advertising campaign
  • Create and complete introductions and orientations to the health service areas including northern community connections
  • Liaise with northern nursing stations and Band Offices/\Health Directors about changes in physician designations for their communities. Organize physician introductions/visit for the purpose of recruiting physicians.
  • Ensure appropriate qualifications and privileging are obtained. Liaise with Medical Director
  • Develop marketing strategies, social media, website, HFO postings, and other sites
  • Connect with area schools (high schools/secondary/medical) to promote rural health professional careers
  • Planning, coordinating, attending recruitment fairs/conferences/workshops
  • Organize site visits and assist with spouse or family adjustment
  • Arrange pick up and welcome of newly arriving professionals
  • Connect with the area physicians, arrange events/activities, create retention initiatives 
  • Maintain communication with potential and ongoing locums and residents
  • Reinstate community recruitment committee and coordinate meetings
  • Prepare recruitment materials
  • Create and maintain tracking and shared communication spreadsheet
  • Regular reporting to the SLRPSI Board
  • Compile statistical information with respect to family medicine professionals
  • Other roles and responsibilities as agreed to with candidate, director and Board


  • Travel is a requirement of this position including small chartered airplanes
  • Required to workdays and sometimes evenings and weekends
  • A valid Driver’s License is required
  • Must be willing to relocate to Sioux Lookout