Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Emergency

Role and Facility Information

The physician works as a member of the interdisciplinary EDiCare / Quick Response Team (QRT) which utilizes an integrated care model, with nursing and allied health, to support a “home is best” care philosophy for seniors. The physician is responsible for interfacing with home and community care, primary care physicians, and acute care services such as emergency, internal medicine and hospitalists to ensure smooth transitions for medically at risk seniors. The team includes NPs, nurses, physiotherapists and transition support workers.

Patients are referred from the VGH Emergency Department and the physician will provide a clinical consultation in the ED and work with members of the EDiCare/QRT, acute care specialists and the patient’s primary care provider to develop and implement a safe discharge plan. Some patients are followed at home for up to 2 weeks by the NP team and the physician will act as a consultant and provide home visits if required.

Key Accountabilities:

• Provides patient and family centred care

• Supports, in collaboration with the QRT, avoidance of admissions to acute care by providing expert short term primary medical care for at risk patients in their homes.

• Supports the emergency department in managing complex vulnerable patients to avoid hospital admission when appropriate

• Develops collaborative trusting professional relationships with members of the QRT and other members of the medical staff, health authority staff and community physicians.

• Works in an integrated fashion with other members of the QRT

• Works with other QRT physicians to provide care in a seamless manner for patients and families.

• Collaborates with nursing and allied staff to create evidenced based care plans for at risk patients.

• Liaises with relevant community primary care providers and specialists to support best outcomes in patient care.

• Regularly attends EDiCare rounds and /or huddles

• Networks with the Division of Family Practice to support best practices for vulnerable patients

• Communicates clearly with patients, families and other health care providers.

• When necessary, supports and/or participates in discharge planning for complex vulnerable patients and provides medical care as these patients transition home.

• Provides medical oversight for home health nurses providing care for patients in the community as appropriate.

• Partners with home and community care to promote team based care to prevent unnecessary ER visits and admissions.

• Initiates physician to physician communication when necessary for furthering program objectives.

• Seeks to maintain understanding and respect for program objectives among relevant providers.

• Educates patients and family members about realistic end of life care plan.

• As a member of the QRT, participates in program performance and outcomes and is actively involved in quality improvement activities as appropriate


• Geriatric interest and or training

• Experience in joint care planning

• Believe in “Home is Best” philosophy (model of care)

• Aware of community resources

• Excellent communication skills

• Experience working as an interdisciplinary team member



MD or equivalent Medical Degree

Canadian Collage of Family Practice or equivalent certification.

Additional experience or education working with geriatric patients

Experience working in multi-disciplinary team environment

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff – both current and prospective – have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

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Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
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Physician Overhead
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Billing Split
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Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
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