Nurse Practitioner – Cowichan PCN (200-1191)

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The Cowichan Primary Care Network is seeking a nurse practitioner to work with a team of practitioners and other health providers to collectively deliver care to patients at the Cowichan Central Duncan Attachment Clinic. 

Located within the heart of the Cowichan Valley, in central Duncan on Vancouver Island BC, this clinic acts as a hub for team-based care and attachment; and is substantially interconnected with existing primary care practices across the region. Focused on Indigenous community members, this position provides care both within the clinic and the community. In this Nurse Practitioner role, you will become part of a community of practice alongside other primary care providers who are focused on the health of Indigenous peoples throughout the Cowichan communities.

In this service contract position the Nurse Practitioner will participate as a member of an inter-professional team that includes physicians, registered nurses, social workers and behavioral health consultants; supported by medical office assistants,

Additional Information

Acting as the most responsible primary care provider, there is a requirement for the practitioner to attach 1000 patients in their panel by the end of year 3.

Community Information

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, the City of Duncan enjoys Canada’s most temperate climate. Characterized by diverse landscapes from lush countryside to scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities, the Cowichan Valley, encompasses freshwater lakes, saltwater beaches and marinas, and farmland. The area offers a wide variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts including great hiking and biking trails, golfing, sailing, canoeing and ocean kayaking. In addition to many local artisans and attractions, the South Cowichan Valley boasts five top vineyards and wineries.

Public education in Duncan is complemented by renowned local private schools and located only 45 minutes south, Victoria also offers excellent educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Vancouver Island, one of Canada’s most livable regions, provides the very best in both urban and rural living. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, Vancouver Island offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with an enviable quality of life.

Job Types
Nurse Practitioner
Primary Care

Cowichan Central Duncan Attachment Clinic; including additional sites:

  • Any long-term care facility in Duncan including:  Cairnsmore Place,  Hamlets, Sundridge, Acacia, Cerwydden, and Assisted Living facilities including the Meadows, Hamlets, and Ts'i'ts'uwatul' Lelum
  • Relevant rehabilitation facility
  • Patient’s home
  • Outreach community/setting:   This NP may be able to see patients in the Duncan Community Health Service building 

Harjinder Conway

Medical Staff Recruiter

Shift/Hours of Work
•The Cowichan Attachment Clinic operates Monday – Friday 09:00-17:00 Full time is 1680 hours of direct care over a minimum of 220 days. •After hours care for patients •Member of on-call group; expected call rotation
Service contract; Ministry NP service rate
  • Experience and knowledge regarding caring for Indigenous patients. 
  • Experience with medically complex patients experiencing mental health, comorbidity, and mobility challenges.
  • Experience using electronic health record.
  • Experience in team-based care


Education, Training and Experience

Full license/registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)     

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