Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking a 0.6 FTE family physician for the Raven Song Primary Care Clinic starting June 2021.

Raven Song Primary Care Clinic, located at 2450 Ontario Street in Vancouver, provides primary care services to residents of Vancouver who are living with complex clinical and psycho social needs; are often vulnerable and under-served, and require a higher intensity of services to achieve and maintain functional stability. Clients are approached with a view to support the transition to less intense service settings if stability is gained.

Reporting to the Medical Coordinator and to the Medical Director, the physician who accepts this position will play a critical role in supporting the ongoing primary care needs and in the development of an inter-professional shared care team. They are responsible for providing direct clinical services to patients who present or are referred for their medical care. They foster a collaborative inter-professional practice environment that enhances client-centered services within the associated clinics/sites/programs. They work within a self-directed team of physicians and other inter-professional colleagues to achieve excellence in client-centered care.


Applicants require a Medical Degree and eligibility for licensure, in good standing, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, as well as current Canadian Medical Protection Association, or equivalent, coverage. Applicants should also have a Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP) designation (or eligibility). Eligibility for a faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia, School of Medicine is required. Current Opiate Agonist Treatment prescriber exemption is ideal or willingness to obtain an exemption.

In addition, a candidate interested in joining the Raven Song team will approach care by:

• Providing team based care along with an interdisciplinary team (NP/MD/RN/SW/allied health).
• Providing substance use services, assessments, supports, and opiate agonist treatment.
• Providing trauma-informed care to clients with multiple complex health care needs (i.e. HIV, Hep C, mental health/substance use) and psychosocial complexity.
• Working a predictable weekday schedule as well as participating in a call schedule which includes evening, weekend and statutory holiday coverage.
• Providing outreach or home visits as needed within the interdisciplinary team.
• Providing learning opportunities and support for students/residents.
• Taking part in quality improvement initiatives to improve client outcomes. This includes projects across acute and community care which support service improvements for clients.
• Providing pro-active chronic disease management by utilizing EMR supports, PSP supports QI initiatives, and maximizing use and scope of interdisciplinary team members.
• Taking part in interdisciplinary team engagement events/opportunities.
• Taking part in educational opportunities to advance practice and client outcomes.

Core Competencies:

Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the following areas:

1. Health promotion and prevention strategies.
2. Awareness of and sensitivity to patients from diverse ethnic backgrounds and/or with diverse cultural beliefs and practices.
3. LGBTQ2S healthcare
4. Trauma informed practice and culturally safe care for Indigenous peoples
5. Familiarity with transgender care is an asset.
6. Communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted infections, HIV, Hepatitis C
7. A desire to serve complex clients.
8. An interest in supporting chronic disease management models of service delivery.
9. Comprehensive family practice background; and
10. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team setting.

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.

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.

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Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract
Estimated Remuneration
Remuneration will be in accordance with the Doctors of BC/MSP negotiated clinical service contract (template available on the Doctors of BC website). All overhead costs are born by the health authority.
Physician Overhead
To be discussed
Billing Split
To be discussed

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
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