Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Join our team of two recent UBC Family Medicine graduates in a new family practice clinic in Powell River. The medical clinic is a modern clinic. It has the capacity for three full-time physicians or two full-time and two part-time. We are looking for a locums interested in becoming permanent physicians at the clinic. PRMC offers full family practice services and a walk-in clinic.

Our wheel chair accessible clinic is located at the center of Powell River with ample free parking that can accommodate all our patients during busy clinic hours.
We use Med Access EMR and we are the only clinic in Powell River that utilizes online booking for our patients.

Optional hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. We do cross coverage for vacation. Inpatient hospital coverage is required.

Emergency/obstetrics/long term care/surgical assist are optional.

Powell River was named a cultural capital of Canada in 2004. It offers a wide and varied range of activities for arts and culture enthusiasts. It also boasts a stimulating blend of sport, recreation and outdoor adventure. Opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts include: kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing and scuba diving.

Interested applicants, please apply by sending in your application cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review to:

Ladan Takar
Physician Relations & Compensation
email: ladan.takar@vch.ca
phone: 604-675-3031

** Please note you are from the Coastal or SPH program and quote posting number VCHA-3022.


VCH RURAL: Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Sunshine Coast, Powell River & Whistler

July 19 – 31 Application timeline for those who are interested to apply (CV, Cover Letter, etc.)

August 1 to October 31:
All applications, interviews, clinic & site visits* are due. *Site visits require approval and coordination with the clinic, Divisions of Family Practice and VCH prior to visiting the clinic and community to be eligible for 100% coverage from the Rural Programs funding.

November 1 -8:
VCH to review all applications and clinic selection committee rankings for the 2 year return to service placement. Following the review, a notification to the successful candidate will be made.

November 9 -30:
At that time the Return to Service Addendum and offer of work will begin with the candidate, the clinic and VCH.

December 1 - 13:
VCH deadline to have a fully signed ROS addendum and offer of work fully executed before the winter break.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead
The overhead can be changed to 70/30 clinic/hospital/nursing home and 100/0 ER/OB anesthesia/surgical assit/ weekend call after 6 months based on commitment. Details will be discussed during the interview.
Billing Split
65/35 clinic/hospital/nursinghome and 100/0 ER/OB/ Anesthesia/surgical assist/ weekend call.

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
6 weeks
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$Upto $15,000
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
The opportunity to see unattached patients on a walk-in basis, to build your own patient panel, to take on additional shifts in the emergency department (with approval from the ED), and provide additional services (e.g. Anaesthesia, maternity, pediatrics, long term care, surgical assist etc.).
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Live and work in BC

Powell River

Located on the northern Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Powell River has been nicknamed the "Cultural Capital of Canada" in recognition of its strong arts and cultural programs. Thanks to one of the mildest climates in Canada, gardening, golfing and fishing are year-round activities in Powell River. Add in a thriving arts and cultural community, and spectacular West Coast scenery, and you’ll see why those who visit want to stay. Residents and visitors enjoy world-class fishing, hiking, diving, canoeing, sailing, and kayaking.

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