Vancouver Native Health Clinic Looking for Locums

Vancouver Native Health Clinic is looking for trauma informed physicians to join their team. The patient population of this clinic is described as vulnerable and the clinic is well supported with many allied health and specialists.

Opportunity Information

Job Type


Practice Type

Family Practice


Sessional Rate ($144.88/hr; $507.08/session)

Clinic Type

Walk in Clinic

Start Date


  • Flexible locums needed

Clinic Information

Clinic Name

Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society


Downtown Eastside

Clinic Address

449 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada



Other Providers

Many allied health


The Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society, a primary care clinic situated in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, is looking for physicians to join their team. The clinic serves a predominantly urban Indigenous population, although not exclusively so. Many of the patients struggle with their chronic illnesses (HIV, HCV, Diabetes, COPD) in the context of poverty, homelessness, substance usedisorders, and mental health issues. The clinic is looking for physicians who can provide trauma-informed, culturally competent care to this patient population. Interested candidates must have a methadone license and be competent in prescribing opioid agonist therapy. They are open to physicians who wish to try out the clinic first with preceptors and orientation shifts. Most shifts have two other family physicians working at the same time, unless it is an evening or weekend shift. There are four exam rooms, and the clinic has one full-time RN who does blood work, immunizations, wound care, pap smear screening, and STI treatments. In addition to the ten family physicians that staff the clinic, there is also a psychiatrist, mental health counselors, elders, and a dietician working at the VNH clinic. The clinic also hosts a weekly evening youth clinic and a weekly women and children’s afternoon. The clinic physicians are funded through Vancouver Coastal Health and pays their physicians a sessional rate. The clinic uses the EMR Oscar, and patient appointment times are on average 20 minutes in duration. Shift session hours are as follows; M-F: 9am-12:30pm, 1:30-5pm; M-Th 5:00-8:30pm; Sat 9am-2:30pm and Sun: 9-12:30. Free parking is available in the clinic parking lot. EMR:Oscar


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