Long Term Care Panel

Now is the time to augment your practice with a long term care panel! Multiple long term care (LTC) homes have exciting opportunities for you to provide the challenging, diverse, and impactful work of caring for the frail elderly.

Why long term care?

  • Specialized mental health population; expand on your mental health skillset and apply your expertise to a LTC setting
  • You will become part of a supportive physician community
  • Each care home works closely with an interdisciplinary care team to provide holistic resident-centered care
  • You have the opportunity to join the Long Term Care Initiative (LTCI) which includes the following:
    • Incentive payments in addition to fee-for-service billings
    • Paid mentorship opportunities
    • Participation in a self-scheduling, paid, after-hours care system (commitment of only one week of coverage per quarter; coverage is shared amongst the Vancouver LTCI practitioners)
    • Opportunities for paid participation in long term care-specific events
    • Opportunities to participate in LTC quality improvement projects and CME
  • You can develop and grow your skills in providing care for the frail elderly and transfer these skills to your work in community and hospital settings
  • Allows for flexibility in your schedule – supplement other family practice work with a LTC panel to add variety to your workday. You can work with the care home leadership to set the size of your panel and your availability for providing care
  • Caring for the frail elderly is both challenging and incredibly rewarding


Why now?

  • There is an unprecedented number of vacancies for long term care physicians and therefore you will have greater opportunity to select the specific care home or area you would like to work in
  • With an ageing population, care of the frail elderly will become increasingly important in both community and long term care settings

Opportunity Information

Job Type


Practice Type

Family Practice


Fee-for-Service with additional incentive payments (see further information below)

Clinic Type

Long Term Care Home

Start Date


Job Specifics

The Vancouver Division of Family Practice Long Term Care Initiative (LTCI) enables physicians who work in long term care and commit to a formal relationship with a care home to receive additional funding if they meet six identified best practice expectations in their care home work. The six best-practices include regular proactive visits; on-site medication reviews; attendance at care conferences; involvement in 24/7 on call; completed documentation in charts; and attendance at quarterly meetings with other care home-attached practitioners and care home leadership.

Remuneration: LTCI care home panels are remunerated through fee-for-service. All physicians who join the LTCI and take on a panel between 5 to 35 beds also qualify for the following incentive payments:

  • Yearly stipend payment of $220 per bed
  • After-hours care payments of $800 for weekday shifts (5pm to 8am Monday to Thursday) and $1,000 for weekend shifts (5pm Friday to 8am Monday)

Clinic Information

Clinic Name

Villa Cathay Care Home


Downtown Eastside

Clinic Address

970 Union Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 3V1, Canada



Other Providers

Practitioners working in LTCI care homes will work with an interdisciplinary care team: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health, and the care home leadership team


Villa Cathay Care Home is currently a 127-bed long term care home being supported by three Long Term Care Initiative (LTCI) practitioners. The care home is expanding as is looking for two to three additional practitioners to assist with the increased resident caseload. Villa Cathay Care Home has a population with a predominantly Chinese ethnic background, with Chinese language skills being essential to this role. Further information about the care home can be found at their website https://villacathay.ca/

If you are interested in getting more information about working with this care home, or would like to note your interest for future long term care opportunities, please complete and return the LTCI Physician Statement of Interest form or click “Apply Now”.

If you would like more information on working in long term care in general please feel free to contact Jaimie Ashton at Jashton@vancouverdivision.com or (604) 569-2010 ext.110.

Note: there are also vacancies in other long term care homes including South Granville Park Lodge and Broadway Lodge in the city centre; Adanac Park Lodge and Lakeview Care Centre in the northeast region; Little Mountain Place in midtown; Braddan Private Hospital, Point Grey Private Hospital, and Arbutus Care Centre in the westside region; and Kopernik Lodge and Sunrise Senior Living of Vancouver in the south region of Vancouver. Please adjust your search if you are interested in viewing these opportunities.


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