Sault Ste. Marie: General Surgery Locum


Locum Posting

Sault Ste. Marie is located on the St. Mary’s River between Lake Huron and Lake Superior on the U.S. /Canadian border. The Sault has all the amenities of a regional urban centre, with both the Canadian wilderness and extraordinary vacation areas in Michigan just minutes away.  There is a strong cultural and arts basis in the community, and both winter and summer outdoor activities abound. The Sault has an excellent school system and offers a multitude of sports and artistic opportunities for children and adults alike.  Sault Ste. Marie is served by three Canadian airlines as well as one major U.S. airline.

Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is a state-of-the-art facility opened in 2011. With funding approval for 294 inpatient beds and with 14 Intensivist led ICU beds, SAH provides emergency, primary, secondary, selected tertiary and long-term care healthcare services to the city and the District of Algoma with a catchment population of approximately 115,000.

The surgical program performs 5200 surgeries per year and supports 6 operating rooms daily.  Surgical services include General, Vascular, Orthopedic, OB/Gyn, ENT, Plastics, Urology, Ophthalmology and Dental.

Sault Ste. Marie is seeking the services of a General Surgery locum(s) for the following dates:

May 25 – May 31

June 22 – June 28

July 27 – August 2

Candidates must possess an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Ontario with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and must hold certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  The successful candidate must be a Canadian citizen or hold Canadian permanent residency status.

Sault Area Hospital has an affiliation with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and allows for the opportunity to teach residents and medical students.

This locum position is eligible for funding through the Northern Specialist Locum Program (NSLP) of HealthForceOntario.   Daily minimum remuneration is assured through the NSLP, daily sessionals, honorariums and remunerated travel time.  Flights, accommodation and car rental are reimbursable expenses.  Further details can be found using this link:

For more information including remuneration for this locum, please contact:  Christine Pagnucco, Manager, Sault Ste. Marie Physician Recruitment & Retention Program.  Phone: (705) 759-3720 E-mail:


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