The Division recruitment and retention program welcomed a new Project Manager for 2015-2016, with the continued mandate to lead recruitment and retention efforts by being the first point of contact for candidates and Division members.
Since the launch of the recruitment and retention program, 24 new primary care providers have been recruited and begun seeing patients in Kootenay Boundary. We have attended 5 events and built a list of over 100 residents and physicians interested in our region with multiple newsletters sent to date.
We have organized and supported social events for residents and new GPs and provided assistance to 18 members needing recruitment support for their clinic. Our recruitment website has had almost 4,000 page views since launch and we have created a cost-effective facebook advertising campaign targeting GPs in key locations (Canada, US, UK and South Africa).
In late 2016 we will be part of the 2016 Health Match BC booth at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver and will continue our marketing efforts and support for Kootenay Boundary GPs and clinics through 2016-17.
Finally, a thank-you to all those who have supported the Division’s recruitment program through 2015-16.