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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking a 0.6 FTE family physician for the Downtown Eastside. The one year leave of absence is from November 1, 2018 – October 31, 2019, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter.

This health centre provides primary health care to residents of the Downtown Eastside who do not have a primary care physician and/or have challenges accessing traditional health services.

Reporting to the Medical Director, the physician who accepts this position will play a critical role in supporting the ongoing primary care needs of the health centre and in the development of an inter-professional shared care team. He/she is responsible for providing direct clinical services to patients who present to and identify with the centre for their medical care. He/she fosters collaborative inter-professional practice environment that enhances client-centered services within the associated clinics/sites/programs. He/she works within a self-directed team of physicians and other inter-professional colleagues to achieve excellence in client-centered care within a complex multi-site environment.


A Medical Degree and eligibility for licensure, in good standing, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Current Canadian Medical Protection Association, or equivalent, coverage. Eligibility for a faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia, School of Medicine is required. In addition, the candidate will have:

- A Methadone exemption for the treatment of opioid dependence, with Suboxone prescribing, or be willing to obtain one;

- A demonstrated ability in working as a member of an inter-professional health care team;

- A commitment to participate in new methods in health improvement and care delivery, including shared care;

- An interest in Inner City Health Care; and

- Experience with HIV, Hepatitis C, and mental health are assets.


Remuneration will be in accordance with the DoBC/MSP negotiated clinical service contract. All overhead costs are born by the health authority.

Interested applicants, please apply to Health Match BC Posting # by clicking on the "Request Info" link below.

Please include with your application a cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review



Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract
Estimated Remuneration
to be discussed at the interview
Physician Overhead
Billing Split

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave

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