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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

We are a group of family physicians and allied health practitioners looking to add one or two family doctors to our dynamic team. Our vision is to create a patient-centered clinic that also supports physician well-being and thriving. We want to create real partnerships with patients and to explore innovative models of care, including virtual care, and group visits/workshops.

We have recently relocated our clinic into a stunning, custom designed and renovated clinical space, with an emphasis on incorporating nature-inspired features, natural light, local art as well as new and modern clinic equipment and technology. We also have a garden and outdoor seating area for physicians, staff and patients to enjoy.

We aim to leverage technology to streamline our workflows and to create office efficiencies to keep overhead low. We also intend to incorporate virtual visits permanently into our practices. Each of our physicians will work from home one day each week, at a minimum.

We use a modern EMR, Inputhealth, which easily allows for this vision by integrating video visits, online booking, and automated appointment reminders within the EMR system. Additional features such as customizable encounter templates and virtual patient questionnaires further reduce administration and charting time and improve patient experience.

We are active members of our community's growing patient care network (PCN), and have incorporated allied health members into our team, including a social worker, mental health clinician, pharmacist, and dietician, and we will be incorporating an RN in the coming months. We are the first group in our area to sign on to a group contract, and we are enthusiastic about the potential for these new financial models to enable better patient care, while supporting physician well being. We consider quality improvement to be an integral part of our clinic's practice.

Given the attachment crisis in our community, and across the province, we are prioritizing bringing on physicians who are able to attach new patients and build a practice.

Status: Part-Time, 1-2 physicians - New practice opportunity

Community Information

The Comox Valley is one of the fastest growing communities in BC, and with good reason. We have all the amenities, business and conveniences of a larger centre, but with the perks - community feel, lack of traffic, free parking! - of a smaller town.

This region has endless opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation, and boasts truly incredible natural beauty, to be enjoyed all year long.

The rapid growth of this area brings with it a real vitality, as well as an ever growing list of progressive businesses, such as craft breweries, boutiques, restaurants, allied health clinics and more.

Overhead

Cost sharing, exact costs TBD. Our goal is to work to reduce overhead to less than 30% of billings.

Benefits

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:

Retention Premium: 6.93%

Retention Flat Fee: $6,967

Recruitment Incentive: $10,000 (pro-rated for part time)

Rural CME starting at $2,200/annum in years 3&4 in the community increasing to a maximum of $4,400/annum after 4 years

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Physician Overhead
Cost sharing, exact costs TBD. Our goal is to work to reduce overhead to less than 30% of billings.

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
6.93%
Retention Flat Fee
$6,967
Recruitment Incentive
$10,000
Request Info

Live and work in BC

Courtenay

The city of Courtenay is located in the north central region of Vancouver Island amidst a beautiful agricultural landscape. Named after a local river, it is the urban centre of the Comox Valley and is home to one of the most charming downtown streetscapes on Vancouver Island. As one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, Courtenay offers a wide range of services and amenities. Its location in one of Canada’s finest four-season playgrounds creates opportunities for outdoor activities galore including swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, skiing and sailing.

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