Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking a 0.5 FTE family physician for Downtown Community Health Centre in the Downtown Eastside to start February 28, 2108.

Downtown Community Health Centre, located at 569 Powell Street, is a service in the Downtown East Side and Strathcona areas of Vancouver for primary care, addictions care and mental health.

Reporting to the Medical Director, the physician who accepts this position will play a critical role in the supporting the ongoing primary care needs of the Downtown Community Health Centre Primary Care Clinic 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 Downtown Community Health 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 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;
• An interest in clinical research; and
• Experience with HIV, Hepatitis C, complex mental health, and/or addiction are assets

Remuneration will be in accordance with the BCMA/MSP negotiated sessional contract (template available on the BCMA website, or in hardcopy through this office.) All overhead costs are born by the health authority and the contract can be renewed on a yearly basis.

Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents applications who would require a CPSBC Provisional Licensure can apply. This engagement is currently not accepting non Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents applications

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
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
To be discussed in interview process.
Physician Overhead
To be discussed in interview process.
Billing Split
To be discussed in interview process.

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
To be discussed in interview process.

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