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. This position will provide regular primary care with a focus on mental health and substance use, and will provide care both in the clinic and in the community as needed.
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 a medical office assistant.
Acting as the most responsible primary care provider, there is a requirement for the practitioner to attach 500 patients in their panel by the end of year 3.
After hours’ care for patients is inherent in the services. The nurse practitioner will participate in an after-hours call group, sharing after-hours coverage with other practitioners, to include physicians and nurse practitioners, at the clinic. Schedules are managed mutually amongst the practitioners to ensure availability and continuity of care for patients.
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.
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
Full license/registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
- 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