Family Practitioner – Nanaimo Stabilization Clinic (Nanaimo PCN) (200-1417)

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We are seeking primary care physicians to staff an innovative new patient stabilization and transition service in Nanaimo.

The service will provide primary care follow-up to patients who have been recently discharged from the emergency department and from inpatient hospital care.  The service was developed through a Nanaimo community medical response to help address the needs of unattached patients, and to support the NRGH ED and acute care units.

The service provides access to a course of follow-up care to reduce the risk of admission or re-admission for unattached patients.  This much-needed service will support patients with their immediate post-discharge primary care needs, and the team will work to link patients to other services for on-going care and support.  Patients referred to the service will be varied from simple follow-up (e.g. cellulitis) to patients with more complex care needs requiring further follow-up and connection to other services. Service will be by referred, booked appointments only.

The role will offer flexible hours, team-based care, and a solid administrative team for support.

  • Design your evening and weekend schedule to fit your needs.  There is no minimum number of shifts or set schedule. 
  • Shifts are usually 4 hours
  • User-friendly Primary Care EMR - Myle
  • Follow-up on lab results will be managed within the team – no need to use your private time
  • This is a new service with lots of opportunities to influence clinic design, operations and culture.

Compensation:   Group Physician Contract with a rate of $185.77 as of April 1, 2024 (with additional evening increase of $25/hr starting at 18:00)

TO APPLY – Please scroll down and apply via the online form. 

To learn more about the service, please contact Deborah Harver, Primary Care Manager at

To connect with a Physician involved in the service design, please Contact Dr. Diane Wallis, chair, Nanaimo Division of Family Practice at

To learn more about to application process, please contact Island Health Recruitment at

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Nanaimo, an exciting urban community with a breathtaking waterfront, provides an opportunity to enjoy an active exciting lifestyle with a multitude of year-round recreational opportunities including golf, mountain biking and walking trails, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing, or dive to explore three artificial reefs created by wrecks sunk in the harbour. In winter, both downhill and cross-country skiing can be enjoyed at Mount Washington, just 1.5 hours north.

 This vibrant, growing city of 97,000 boasts its own symphony and theater, offers post-secondary education at the Vancouver Island University, is just 15 minutes by seaplane to downtown Vancouver and a short drive to Victoria.


Job Types
Permanent Family Practice
Primary Care

Nanaimo Stabilization Clinic


Lorraine Kirk, Director,

Dr. Leah MacDonald, Executive Medical Director, Primary Care and Seniors’ Care, Leah. 

Dr. Diane Wallis, Chair, Nanaimo Division of Family Practice,

Shift/Hours of Work
Part time. Evening and Weekend Mornings
Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

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