Family Practice (200-1297)

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The Galiano Health Care Center is looking for a locum Family Physician for a complex Rural community. The locum Physician, will work in the clinic, with the support of the MOAs, with 20 minute appointments per patient, as well as be the Emergency walk-in physician if necessary. The first morning of the locum will be blocked off for orientation with the MOAs, and will include a tour, narcotic count and general information about the clinic. The last afternoon will include ample administration time. You will also provide evening/overnight on-call on designated dates.

Clinic Description
One 0.5 FTE Physician. 1 - 4 day/wk Home & Community Care Nurse. 2 exam rooms, 1 Emerg Room, 2 offices, and 2 MOAs.

Local Resources
A phlebotomist avail on Thursday for 4 hours. There is one Mental Health & Addictions counselor (employed by VIHA) up to 2 days/week but serves Galiano and Salt Spring. 2 RMTs and one physiotherapist rent rooms casually. A dentist comes once a week.

Emergency Framework
Ambulance, volunteer First Responders. Emergency Treatment Room. Patients requiring urgent transfer are taken by water taxi or helicopter.

Call Expectations
Rotating on call via MOCAP Program. One weeknight overnight on call 1700-0800 date TBA. Locums must use their own cell phones. No pager.


Start Date

November 2024

Community Information

Galiano Island, located midway between Victoria and Vancouver, is accessible by ferry from either the Tsawwassen ferry terminal on the BC mainland or the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, adjacent to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty, and blessed with a warm climate, Galiano is the ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Galiano also boasts a thriving artistic community, and many of the 1,300 Galiano Islanders are writers and craftspeople who love the relaxed and laid back lifestyle.

Galiano Island enjoys seven beautiful parks, and miles of old logging trails and country lanes. Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park is a favourite destination for boaters and kayakers. Whether you enjoy beachcombing, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating or fishing – Galiano is the ideal location to find the balance you’ve been looking for.

Job Types
Locum Family Practice
Primary Care

Galiano Health Care Center

Galiano Island
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Lindsay Williams
Associate Executive Director - Operations
Galiano Community Health Care Centre
250-539-3230 Ext. 5

Shift/Hours of Work
9 am to 5 pm
Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Emergency Experience

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