Downtown Community Health Centre Seeking Long-Term Locum

Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking a locum to permanent 0.4 – 0.6FTE family physician for the 3 Bridges Primary Care Clinic starting April 2022.

Reporting to the Medical Coordinator and to the Medical Manager/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. Please note this is not a Primary Care Network Opportunity.

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 our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Opportunity Information

Job Type


Practice Type

Family Practice


Clinical Service Contract Rates

Clinic Type

Family Practice and Walk-In Hybrid

Start Date


End Date


Clinic Information

Clinic Name

Three Bridges Community Health Centre


City Centre

Clinic Address
Other Providers

Large, interdisciplinary team


The Clinic is located 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


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