Emergent/Urgent Care Family Physician (200-1281)

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This job opportunity provides rewarding small town Emergency/Urgent care work in a collegial setting within a modern facility with fully electronic medical record and First Net triage system. The practitioner will work collaboratively with an inter-professional health care team to provide culturally safe urgent care to patients on-site at Chemainus Urgent Care Centre.  

Mandatory qualifications: current Advanced Trauma Life Support certification or CARE course, current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, must have done Paediatric Advanced Life Support course at least once. 

Physician must be comfortable with acute management of minor injuries and medical conditions, and familiar with procedures including cardioversion, intubation, casting. 

Start Date

As soon as possible.

Additional Information

Full-time or part-time positions available. 

No overhead.


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: $6,373.80
Fee Premium: 4.20%
CME: $2,200/annum year 3-4 and $4,400/annum after 4 years in the community


Community Information

Chemainus is a picturesque artisan village nestled between the mountains and ocean directly on the Cowichan coast. Located 30 minutes south of Nanaimo, and one hour north of Victoria, there is one doctor's office located above a pharmacy across from the UCC and LTC facility. Plenty of recreational opportunities, schools, facilities and a reasonable cost of living.

Chemainus is a small town and with that comes so many benefits and beauty; it is living history, authentic, creative and rich with uniqueness. Living in Chemainus offers an active, free, and easy lifestyle with all of the benefits of a small community with big city services. Clothing stores with your favourite name brands, worldly cuisine, professional services, and coastal seascapes galore, Chemainus is the perfect hybrid community of small town and big city. 

Life in Chemainus is easy. The culture and history embraces the unique and diverse community. A healthy and natural atmosphere of small town living, rich with artistic culture, a temperate climate, natural ocean-side views, affordability in all areas and most importantly a dedication to wilderness, exploration, and creativity.

The open and friendly residents, and fulfilling West Coast lifestyle, keep visitors coming back and residents young at heart. The community of Chemainus is one that feels like a big family. Business owners are your neighbours and your neighbours are your friends. Come experience community living and working in Chemainus. 

Job Types
Permanent Family Practice
Primary Care

Chemainus Urgent Care Centre


Debra Jacklin

Medical Staff Recruiter

Email: medstaffrecruitment@islandhealth.ca

Shift/Hours of Work
The physicians will work with a team, which includes Registered Nurses and other health care providers, to collectively deliver urgent care to patients at Chemainus Urgent Care Centre 365 days per year. 7 days a week (0800 to 2000)
Fee-for-Service; Level 1 MOCAP; REEF
Education, Training and Experience

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

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