Family Practice/Emergency, Urgent Care Centre 200-0882

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The Oceanside Health Centre Urgent Care is a multidisciplinary environment with physicians and emergency-trained RNs that provides urgent and emergent medical care to the Oceanside area on Vancouver Island. The Urgent Care is open from 0730-2130 daily and physicians usually work 8-hour shifts. Emergency certification is not required, but physicians working here should be comfortable providing acute care.  Patients are triaged by trained RNs according to the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS. There is onsite medical imaging with x-ray and ultrasound and limited lab services are available via point-of-care testing. There is a large formulary of IV, oral and other medications as well as casting and splinting equipment. There are no overnight beds. Patients requiring a higher level of care are transferred to the regional referral hospital, which is 30 minutes away and has a no-refusal policy.

Other services offered at the Oceanside Health Centre include adult and geriatric psychiatry, medical daycare, ambulatory wound care, primary care, community care (mental health, home and community care, home support, diabetes education, and seniors health), and an out-patient lab. Candidates may apply to work full-time, half-time or casually.


May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidy Agreement (RSA) including:

Recruitment Incentive- $10,000.  Fee Premium- 6.3%.  Annual Flat Fee- $6,334.  Rural CME starting at $2,200/annum in years 3&4, then increasing to a maximum of $4,400 after 4 years in the community.

Community Information

The friendly and beautiful cities of Parksville and Qualicum, population approximately 48,000, are picturesque scenic seaside communities located on the east side of central Vancouver Island.

With its temperate climate, expansive sandy beach and easy access to a host of recreational activities, Parksville/Qualicum offers an enviable West Coast lifestyle. The major centres of Nanaimo and Victoria are readily accessible via the Island Parkway, and regularly scheduled ferry, air and float plane services from Nanaimo offer easy access to Vancouver.

Job Types
Permanent Family Practice
Primary Care

Oceanside Health Centre

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Dr. Drew Digney

Fee for Service
Education, Training and Experience

Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) or Canadian College of Family Practitioners - Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM)

Eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

Candidates with urgent care or emergency experience will be considered an asset

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