A Health Provider Registry has been created by the Ministry of Health through HealthLink BC under the authority of the BC Emergency Program Act and as part of a coordinated response to the provincial wildfire state of emergency. It will help health authorities who need additional staffing resources to respond to the health care needs of people affected by the wildfires, and identify staff who are willing to be deployed to those regions through a centralized provincial registry.
Interested staff can sign up and provide their contact information, along with information about their current job title, specialty, availability and regional preferences. This registry is open to all BC regulated or registered health care providers. Full-time, part-time or casual staff from all health authorities are eligible to sign up, including the regional health authorities, and Provincial Health Services Authority. Members will be compensated at their current salary level during their deployment with no loss of wages, benefits, vacation accrual, or seniority. Fraser Health and Northern Health have set up preliminary online systems to deal with their immediate needs; these are now being transitioned to this new overarching provincial system. Even if you have signed in to help in the immediate call for help from individual health authorities, all BCNU members who are interested in helping out in a wildfire-affected community are encouraged to sign into the provincial system now, which will assist in the province-wide emergency services management. For more information, please review the Q&A document issued by the Ministry of Health.
If you would like to sign up for the registry, contact your health authority’s designated contact person as listed below. We will provide information for the FNHA as soon as it is available
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