Family Practice - Obstetrics (200-1299)

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Opened in March 2011, the Cowichan Maternity Clinic (CMC) is a Primary Care OB clinic located in the Cowichan District Hospital adjacent to the OB ward. 

Come and join a collegial and high functioning multidisciplinary team of 7 highly skilled FPs and 1 Midwife providing OB care to women in the Cowichan Region. Our staff includes an RN and 2 part time MOA’s.  Our practice is well supported by local OB/Gyn, Pediatricians and Anesthetists.  We provide antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care to women up to 6 weeks postpartum. Caseload is approximately 250 deliveries per year shared by the group.  

Approximately 10% of the local population is Indigenous and about 30% of our maternity patients are Indigenous. As such, our community would likely appeal to a physician who is interested in Indigenous health

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education is an important part of our practice – with 4 x third year Integrated Clerkship (ICC) students per year as well as Indigenous Family Medicine residents and a new Family Medicine Residency program coming in 2024.

Current NRP certification is required for this position. ALARM course or equivalent is recommended. 

We have a shared on-call and clinic model, and recently have added midwife/lactation consultant to our multidisciplinary team with the capability to do home visits in the first week post partum. 

Work in the CMC is easily combined with other FP work in the community: Longitudinal Family Medicine practice and locums, Indigenous Health, Hospital Inpatient coverage, etc. 

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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: $4,834.80
Fee Premium: 4.20%
CME: $2,200/annum year 3-4 and $4,400/annum after 4 years in the community.… 


< 10% paid out as a set amount per shift 

Community Information

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.

Job Types
Permanent Family Practice
Primary Care

Cowichan Maternity Clinic


Donna Wachowich


Shift/Hours of Work
Clinic shifts : 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. On call shifts: 5pm to 5 pm
Fee for service, pooled income within the group of physicians, shared as a per diem payment for call and clinic shifts,
Education, Training and Experience

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

Current NRP certification is required

ALARM course or equivalent is recommended

Obstetrics Experience


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