Family Practice (200-1276)

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2 additional family physicians needed for an addiction medicine focused practice on lovely Vancouver Island. No prior addiction medicine experience is required. ER or inpatient detox experience would be of benefit.

Clinic is situated on the grounds of one of Canada’s premiere addiction treatment facilities. The facility has 75 inpatient beds. Clients stay on average for 60 days of addiction treatment. Added variety to primary care with the element of doing admission and detox management for inpatients.

Hours are flexible and extra work in available in the local community hospital or the city of Victoria which is a 40min drive

The clinic provides primary care for patients, staff and the residents of Cobble Hill. Virtual care is provided to alumni of the centre. Income is dramatically boosted as all staff and facilities are provided by the centre which makes overhead costs nearly zero.

All required addiction medicine training will be provided by a UBC clinical instructors already working at the clinic. Canadian or American board certification in addiction medicine will be promoted and supported.

Onsite psychiatry services create a collegial work environment. After hours on call is available but not required. Hospital privileges at local Cowichan District hospital would be an asset but not a requirement.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

Additional Information

2 Full-Time or Part-Time positions available 

Overhead: 5%


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

Recruitment Incentive:  up to a maximum of $10,000 (pro-rated based on FTE)
Relocation: up to a maximum of $15,000 (amount based on location relocating from)
Flat fee: $4,834.80
Fee Premium: 4.20%
CME: $2,200/annum year 3-4 and $4,400/annum after 4 years in the community.… 

Community Information

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, Cobble Hill is a scenic growing community, surrounded by picturesque landscape and enveloped by a warm climate. 

The Cowichan Valley is characterized by diverse landscapes of forest, freshwater lakes, saltwater beaches and marinas, farmland, and vineyards. 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 the Cowichan Valley is complemented by renowned local private schools. Cobble Hill is located approximately 35 minutes north of Victoria, which 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
Permanent Family Practice
Primary Care

Cedars Medical Clinic

Cobble Hill

Dr. Gerrit Prinsloo

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Shift/Hours of Work
11am - 5pm
Fee for service + extra inpatient detox management payments
Education, Experience & Qualifications

Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - Desired

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - Desired

Emergency Experience - Desired

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