Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The ED to Home program is seeking part-time general practitioner physicians to join 3 other GP physicians that provide services in the Emergency Room at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The NRGH ED to Home initiative is focused on reducing avoidable admissions in clients aged 70+ from the Nanaimo region who present to the emergency room at NRGH. The initiative is targeting the priority populations including the frail elderly, chronic complex and end of life patients. The ED to Home GP’s work with the ED team which includes a team lead, liaison nurse and social work to assess the patients and arrange/coordinate all of their needs in the community. The Community Rapid Response clinicians work closely with the ED team to facilitate rapid discharge from ED to Home.

Ed to Home physician services include:

• Diagnose and form a treatment plan for an acutely ill patient who would otherwise be admitted to the acute care setting.

• De-prescribe unnecessary and harmful medications.

• Discuss and ascertain goals of care of patients, applying a palliative approach where indicated.

• Access resources from community team, coordination with primary care physicians, and planning for discharge of medically complex patients.

• Manage risk and uncertainty and ensure adequate and safe handover with community practitioners.

• Assist in intensive medical management in the community for 48 to 72 hours post emergency room discharge.

• Provide and disseminate consult notes as required.

• Act as a medical liaison between the ED and primary care physician in the community.

• Co-lead interdisciplinary rounds with the ED/Community teams for thorough discharge planning.

• Participate in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the services, including participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews, and incident report reviews.



Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract
Estimated Remuneration
Sessional Billing

Benefits and Incentives

Other Benefits/Incentives
Shared office space in Emergency room, telephone, fax, email provided by VIHA at no cost.

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The bustling city of Nanaimo is located on a harbour on the east coast of Vancouver Island, north of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Boasting a diversified economy, the city is a regional centre for technology, manufacturing, tourism, retail, health, and government services. Nanaimo offers an attractive quality of life, with a relaxed island culture, friendly people, and affordable housing. Residents and visitors to Nanaimo enjoy hiking, kayaking, and biking, as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkelling.

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