Family Physician

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Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
Kitchener , ON N2G2A2

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Family health team
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Experience Required
Degree Required
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From $224,599 To $285,234
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Permanent full-time
No Travel

Job Description
Family Physician (1.0 FTE)
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre (KDCHC) provides primary health care services at KDCHC and Sanctuary Refugee Health Clinic (Sanctuary) with an emphasis on persons who experience barriers to health care access and health inequities. Our services address the social determinants of health and include medical care, health promotion, illness prevention and community capacity building. Our diverse and dynamic interdisciplinary teams work collaboratively with clients and the community.
KDCHC/Sanctuary is a member of the new KW4 Ontario Health Team and is committed to working with our community partners to improve integrated care across the local health care system.
Position Description:
You are interested in working at your full scope of practice as a member of an interdisciplinary team that supports the provision of primary care for a wide range of complex clients. Our Primary Care teams at KDCHC and Sanctuary are comprised of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Practical Nurses, a Dietitian, a Chiropodist, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and a Respiratory Therapist. Our teams also work with a wide range of health, mental health and community partners along with our Health and Wellness team.
Our Physicians actively support the work of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) by providing consultation services related to client issues that are beyond an NP’s scope of practice. In addition, Family physicians may participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of broader programs and services for refugees and other KDCHC and Sanctuary clients, families and the community as needed.
The position is a salaried model with no administrative expenses or OHIP billing. Hours may include days, evenings and potentially some weekend shifts.
Organizational Roles:
Administrative duties include the normal functions related to charting, reviewing labs, prescription renewals, etc. Physicians and NPs support each other by reviewing labs etc when a colleague is away. In addition to providing primary care, physicians attend staff and team meetings, participate in organizational and clinical specific training and professional development, and as assigned, participate in organizational development activities such as strategic planning, policy development and Quality Improvement.
  • Medical degree from a recognized university
  • CFPC Certification or equivalent practical experience
  • General license to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
  • Membership in the Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
  • Membership in the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Demonstrated experience with vulnerable, complex populations
  • Demonstrated experience working in an inter-disciplinary teamwork environment
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with culturally and economically diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computer and software programs including Microsoft Office, email and internet. Experience with electronic medical records systems
Desired Assets:
  • Second language
  • Experience in program development and evaluation
  • Experience with PS Suite EMR
  • Compensation and Benefits Package:
  • Paid vacation leave: three weeks to start and four weeks after two years
  • Paid public holidays and sick leave
  • Defined benefit pension plan through HOOPP
  • Extended health and dental insurance
  • Life, accidental death and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
Application Process:
We welcome inquiries and applications from both experienced physicians and new graduates. Your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications for this should be sent to:
Jennifer Fillingham
Director of Primary Care
44 Francis Street South
Kitchener Ontario N2G 2A2
Job Type: Permanent
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $224, 599 – 285, 234
Interviews will take place in late May/ early June 2021 with a preferred start date in late June/early July 2021.
Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
KDCHC values the diversity of its staff and welcomes applications from people of all races, ethnicity, religions, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and those with disabilities.
Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact noted above so that suitable arrangements can be made.
Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of this recruitment process.
We appreciate all expressions of interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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