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Family Physician/General Practitioner

REACH Community Health Centre
1145 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X
6042513000 (Main Phone)
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Family health team
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Job Description

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. 

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 1:7 rota.

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

 This role reports to the Medical Coordinator and the Medical Director.  Our health care team includes physicians, two advanced practice nurses, an RN, 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.

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. 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.

Job Requirements

·         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

  • Medical indemnity cover with Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) - Mandatory
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Amanda at [email protected]   
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