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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice Society is seeking general practitioners to work with a team of practitioners and other health providers to collectively deliver care to patients in the Central Duncan Area, working out of the Cowichan Primary Care Network Clinic.

This is a centrally located clinic in Duncan that aims to provide attachment for any community members in Cowichan who currently do not have a primary care provider. This position will provide regular primary care, and will provide care both in the clinic and in the community as needed.

In this service contract position the General Practitioner will participate as a member of an inter-professional team that will include Nurse Practitioners, other GPs, medical office assistants, registered nurses, social workers and behavioral health consultants.

The general practitioner will participate in an after-hours call group, sharing after-hours coverage with other practitioners, to include physicians and nurse practitioners, at the clinic.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with medically complex patients experiencing mental health, comorbidity, and mobility challenges.

• Experience using electronic health record.

• Experience in team-based care

Required Qualifications

Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

Eligible for Provisional Privileges at Cowichan District Hospital

Community Information

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, the City of Duncan enjoys Canada’s most temperate climate. Characterized by diverse landscapes from lush countryside to scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities, the Cowichan Valley, encompasses freshwater lakes, saltwater beaches and marinas, and farmland. The area offers a wide variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts including great hiking and biking trails, golfing, sailing, canoeing and ocean kayaking. In addition to many local artisans and attractions, the South Cowichan Valley boasts five top vineyards and wineries.

Public education in Duncan is complemented by renowned local private schools and located only 45 minutes south, Victoria also offers excellent educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Vancouver Island, one of Canada’s most livable regions, provides the very best in both urban and rural living. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, Vancouver Island offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with an enviable quality of life.

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Compensation Type
Clinical Service Contract

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$up to $15,000
Recruitment Incentive
$10,000 (full-time)
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Known as the “City of the Totems,” the community of Duncan takes pride in its rich First Nations heritage. Over 75 totem poles embellish the townscape, along with fascinating cultural artifacts. Duncan is located in the Cowichan region in the south central part of Vancouver Island and is a supply and service hub for the area. It is home to some of British Columbia’s newest vineyards that grow amidst rolling hillsides and country lanes.

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