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REACH Community Health Centre Seeking a Permanent FP

This is a rare opportunity to join a dynamic values based organization delivering team based primary care to the residents of East Vancouver as a permanent physician. The responsibilities are primarily office based family practice (excluding obstetrics or hospital work), providing care in clinic, home. Availability for extended evening opening hours until 8pm is required for one evening a week. Telephone on-call and week-end clinics are shared on a 1:9 rota.

Opportunity Information

Job Type

Permanent

Practice Type

Family Practice

Remuneration

Compensation Type: Alternative Payment Arrangement Estimated Remuneration: $290 000/FTE

Clinic Type

Family Practice and Walk-In Hybrid

Start Date

Flexible

Job Specifics

Position: Family Physician/ General Practitioner

Positions: 1

FTE: 0.7 (3 days a week)

Facility Type:     Community Health Centre

Health Authority:  Vancouver Coastal Health

Specialty :  Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Sub-specialty:   Addiction Medicine

Scheduling: 24.5hrs/week over 3 days Mon-Fri

On-Call Hours:  Yes (Telephone on-call support after hours – 1:9)

Compensation:  Compensation Type: Alternative Payment Arrangement

Estimated Remuneration: $290 000/FTE

*Alternative Payment Arrangement – Service Contract 1FTE = 1680hrs/year

Physician Overhead: 9.53% Billing Split: 90:10 for medicolegal reports

Benefits and/or Incentives: Vacation/Study Leave: Up to 7 weeks a year unpaid as part of service contract agreement.

Our health care team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacy staff, counselors, social workers, and friendly well trained support staff. Embedded within the Community Health Centre there is a wide range of allied health supports and programming to attend to social determinants of health.

The ongoing education and quality improvement is an important aspect of the work we do and time is specifically allocated to this in day to day activities.

We use Oscar as our EMR.

The successful candidate will show a high level of clinical skill and competence in combination with exceptional communication skills with team members and patients who may be vulnerable for complex medical or social reasons. They are willing and able to participate as a prescriber of Opioid Agonist Therapy integrated with primary care to patients where needed or will obtain this competency shortly after joining the service. They will have a good understanding of, and commitment to addressing the social determinants of health in their contact with patients and in their interactions with the wider team. They will have a commitment to longitudinal and comprehensive care within a team based approach. They will be organized and willing to contribute to system change as needed to address the needs of their patients. They will be willing and able to contribute to educational activities in the clinic for the benefit of their colleagues and health professionals in training.

The position is funded through a contract with the VCHA and the Alternative Payments Program of the BC Ministry of Health.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Physician registered (Full) with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C., certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
  • Commitment and ability to implement REACH’s strategic goals, mission, vision and values.
  • A background in working with youth, mental health, addictions, fragile families, refugees and frail elderly desired.
  • Current Opioid Agonist prescriber or willingness to obtain competency and take on this role.
  • Awareness of the impact of colonization on Aboriginal peoples and understanding of cultural competency as a care provider
  • Ability to speak another language an asset.
  • Experience or training in delivering medical education an asset
  • Experience or training in primary care research and policy an asset

Additional requirements for job role:

  • Medical indemnity cover with Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) – Mandatory

Clinic Information

Clinic Name

Reach Community Health Center

Community

Downtown Eastside

Clinic Address

1145 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada

EMR

Oscar

Other Providers

NA

Information

REACH Community Health Centre is an interdisciplinary team of medical professions that offers a variety of health and social services including dental services, pharmacy, counseling, registered nurses, social work services, a Multicultural Family Centre and an urgent and primary care centre (UPCC). Remuneration is in the form of salary with benefits.

Qualifications include:

  • Commitment and ability to implement REACH’s strategic goals, mission, vision and values;
  • A background in working with youth, mental health, addictions, fragile families, refugees and frail elderly desired;
  • Current methadone exception and Suboxone certification or willingness to obtain same;
  • Awareness of the impact of colonization on Aboriginal peoples and understanding of cultural competency as a care provider;
  • Ability to speak another language an asset.

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