Emergent/Urgent Care Family Physician (200-1282)

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Ladysmith Urgent Care invites qualified physicians to explore rewarding work opportunities in our picturesque oceanside community, located just 25 minutes from Nanaimo and 20 minutes from Duncan. We offer short-term and long-term positions with immediate availability.  This job opportunity provides rewarding small town Emergency/Urgent care work in a collegial setting. 

The practitioner will work collaboratively with an inter-professional health care team to provide culturally safe urgent care to patients on-site at Ladysmith Urgent Care Centre. Physician must be comfortable with acute management of minor injuries and medical conditions, and familiar with procedures including cardioversion, intubation, casting. 

Our competitive pay consists of MOCAP and REEF bonuses (together around $375 per 7.5-hour shift), in addition to MSP fee-for-service earnings. Rural Retention Program's 4.2% fee premium applies to all MSP billings. We can also offer a hassle-free billing option through utilization of our local billing clerk. Total remuneration typically exceeds $2,500 per 7.5-hour shift, depending on patient volume and procedures performed.

Embrace the flexibility of being "on-call" like a rural ER physician, coming in when needed and having the freedom to leave during quiet periods. Our prime location between Nanaimo and Duncan provides access to two sets of specialists and support from CDH and NRGH emergency rooms. We offer either 7.5 or 15-hour shifts with no overnight call.

Our modest facility boasts state-of-the-art resources, including a dedicated team of RNs, basic lab work, EKG/TNK thrombolysis, POCUS (Sonosite), CT scans, several chest tube options, X-ray/casting & finger-trap for fracture reductions, slit lamp, procedural sedation, cardioversion, and IV therapy and infusion capabilities. We also receive ambulances from the community.

Mandatory qualifications include current CCFP (EM preferred, but not required), 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. We offer trial shifts and buddy shifts to help you acclimate to the site. During buddy shifts, you'll work alongside a regular physician on a weekday morning, seeing patients at your own pace and billing for your services.

Start Date

As soon as possible.


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


Additional Information

Full-time or Part-time positions available.

No overhead.

Community Information

Located on the beautiful east coast of Vancouver Island the Town of Ladysmith with a population of 8,000± residents offers a full spectrum of educational facilities from pre-school to senior secondary.  Founded at the turn of the century the town still enjoys a small town family-oriented atmosphere while providing easy access to the larger centres of Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver.
With its temperate climate, the opportunities for recreational activities abound - from sailing, kayaking, and diving to golf and hiking the extensive network of area trails.
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

Ladysmith Urgent Care Centre


Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruiter
Island Health 
Email:  christal.lawson@islandhealth.ca 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to 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 Ladysmith Urgent Care Centre 365 days per year. 7 days a week (0730 to 2230)
Fee-for-Service; Level 1 MOCAP; REEF
Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) or CARE

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Emergency Experience (Desired)

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