General/Family Practitioner

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • 250 - 250

Website Vancouver Coastal Health

Job Summary
Job Title:

General/Family Practitioner

Work Site:

Raven Song Community Health Centre


Locum Part Time

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Compensation Type:

Clinical Service Contract

Come work as

a General/Family Practitioner

at Raven Song Community Centre

with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking a 0.4 FTE family physician for a Locum Tenens position at Raven Song Primary Care Clinic for 2-6 months.

Raven Song Primary Care Clinic, located at 2450 Ontario Street in Vancouver, provides primary care services to residents of Vancouver who are living with complex clinical and psycho social needs; are often vulnerable and under-served, and require a higher intensity of services to achieve and maintain functional stability. Clients are approached with a view to support the transition to less intense service settings if stability is gained.

Reporting to the reporting to the Medical Director, the physician who accepts this position will play a critical role in supporting the ongoing primary care needs and in the development of an inter-professional shared care team.

They are responsible for providing direct clinical services to patients who present or are referred for their medical care. They foster a collaborative inter-professional practice environment that enhances client-centered services within the associated clinics/sites/programs. They work within a self-directed team of physicians and other inter-professional colleagues to achieve excellence in client-centered care.

Apply today to join our team!

Education, Licensing, & Experience


Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License – Full

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) – Mandatory or equivalent coverage

Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) – Mandatory (Or eligibility)

Medical Degree and eligibility for licensure, in good standing, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

Eligibility for a faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia, School of Medicine is required.

Current Opiate Agonist Treatment prescriber exemption is required or willingness to obtain an exemption.

In addition, a candidate interested in joining the Raven Song team will approach care by:

Providing team based care along with an interdisciplinary team (NP/MD/RN/SW/allied health).

Providing substance use services, assessments, supports, and opiate agonist treatment.

Providing trauma-informed care to clients with multiple complex health care needs (i.e. HIV, Hep C, mental health/substance use) and psychosocial complexity.

Working a predictable weekday schedule as well as participating in a call schedule which includes evening, weekend and statutory holiday coverage.

Providing outreach or home visits as needed within the interdisciplinary team.

Providing learning opportunities and support for students/residents.

Taking part in quality improvement initiatives to improve client outcomes. This includes projects across acute and community care which support service improvements for clients.

Providing pro-active chronic disease management by utilizing EMR supports, PSP supports QI initiatives, and maximizing use and scope of interdisciplinary team members.

Taking part in interdisciplinary team engagement events/opportunities.

Taking part in educational opportunities to advance practice and client outcomes.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Health promotion and prevention strategies.

Awareness of and sensitivity to patients from diverse ethnic backgrounds and/or with diverse cultural beliefs and practices.

LGBTQ2S healthcare

Trauma informed practice and culturally safe care for Indigenous peoples

Familiarity with transgender care is an asset.

Communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted infections, HIV, Hepatitis C

A desire to serve complex clients.

An interest in supporting chronic disease management models of service delivery.

Comprehensive family practice background; and

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team setting.

Closing Statement
Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team, Ben Murphy, Talent Acquisition Advisor: [email protected], or click “Apply Now.”

Please note that a resume and cover letter is required to apply for this position.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and “going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.



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