Job Posting 96930

Family Physician/General Practitioner
REACH Community Health Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
1145 Commercial Drive
closes in 11 days (Wed, 11 Oct)
full time

Position: Family Physician/ General Practitioner

Positions: 1

FTE: 0.7-1.0 FTE

Facility Type:     Community Health Centre          

Health Authority:  Vancouver Coastal Health      

Specialty :  Family Practitioner/General Practitioner        

Sub-specialty:   Addiction Medicine                        

Scheduling: 1 evening a week; 1FTE = 29hrs/wk delivery of patient care , 5hrs/wk administrative duties. 1hr/wk team or educational meetings.

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

Compensation:  Approximately $330 000/FTE *Alternative Payment Arrangement – Service Contract

1 FTE = 35 hrs per week for 48 weeks.

Contract deliverable: 1 FTE to hold a minimum panel of 800 active attached patients

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




REACH is a Community Health Centre in East Vancouver, established in 1969 to provide high quality integrated health care to area residents.  The Centre provides dental and medical services, has a pharmacy and a wide range of preventative programs.


Position Summary & Responsibilities


This position is for a is a full service family physician (excluding obstetrics or hospital work), providing care in clinic, home and institutions within an interdisciplinary team approach. 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.


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


This role reports to the Executive Director and the Medical Director.  Our health care team includes physicians, several registered and licensed practical nurses, pharmacy staff, counselors, social workers, and well trained and friendly support staff. They offer an interdisciplinary approach to health care, and encourage patients to be active participants in their health as well as to take responsibility for their own health status.  The ongoing education of medical personnel is an important aspect of the clinic’s responsibility to the community.


 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 or able to participate as a prescriber of Opioid Agonist Therapy integrated with primary care to patients where needed. 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. Their work will aspire to the highest levels of trauma informed care and cultural safety. 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.


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 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.
  • 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


Applications for position:


Please send your expression of interest in the form of an email with attached current resume and cover letter, and details for at least 2 references to .  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


We appreciate the interest of all candidates, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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