Family Practice (200-1190)

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Locum coverage is required for a busy family practice providing primary care and urgent episodic care in the treatment room in the Pender Island Health Centre.

In this position you will join one other family physician and a nurse practitioner in this well-equipped clinic including an EMR.  The clinic forms part of a larger health centre including community nurses, public health, lab collection, optometrist, dentist, physiotherapist, massage therapist, chiropractor, crisis and mental health counselors, and extensive community volunteer programs.

While meeting patient needs, there is flexibility to establish clinic hours and workdays to suit your practice model. On-call responsibilities are shared 1:4 with colleagues on Mayne and Galiano Islands.

Attached is a link to our story: Pender Island Soft_LockV2.mp4 - Google Drive


May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA), including (subject to change): 

Fee Premium:  10.71%…  

Rural GP Locum Program provides  $850/day to locum physician with 38 days/annum locum coverage to resident physician. 

Community Information

Pender Island, one of the Southern Gulf Islands, is situated adjacent to Vancouver Island between Vancouver and Victoria. Pender is comprised of two islands – North and South Pender – joined by a single-lane bridge over a narrow canal. Combined with a large retirement population, there are a growing number of young families amongst the 2,500 permanent residents. Pender Island also experiences a significant influx of part-time residents and summer tourists.

There is a strong community feeling on Pender Island and a wealth of activities including choir, theatre, community hall, and a wonderful range of outdoor activities from golf, to sailing, diving, hiking and gardening in a sunny Mediterranean type climate (BC style!).

Additional Information

Overhead: Covered by the clinic, no cost to Physician

Start date:  As soon as possible

Job Types
Locum Family Practice
Primary Care

Pender Island Health Centre

Pender Island

Jane Harrison -

Executive Assistant 

Pender Islands Health Care Society

Shift/Hours of Work
9am-5pm Monday to Friday excluding Holidays + 1:4 after hours on-call
Alternative Payment Program Contract Level 2 Medical On-Call Availability Program (MOCAP) (pro-rated - shared with neighbouring Gulf Islands
Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (mandatory)

Emergency Experience (desired)

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