Primary Care Network Opportunities in Cowichan Valley
Seeking qualified Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals for Primary Care Networks in Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.
Primary Care Networks
Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as Family Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner or Allied Health professional for a Primary Care Network (PCN) in Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.
The Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice (CVDFP) and Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) are seeking progressive health care professionals who are interested in working in this team-based care model in Cowichan Valley.
Cowichan Valley Community and Culture
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.
PRIMARY CARE NETWORK BENEFITS:
- processes to ensure all people in a community have access to quality primary care and are attached within a PCN;
- provision of extended hours of care, including early mornings, evenings and weekends;
- provision of same-day access for urgently needed care through the PCN or an urgent primary care centre;
- provision of comprehensive primary-care services through networking of primary-care providers and teams, to include maternity, inpatient, residential, mild/moderate mental health and substance use, and preventative care;
- co-ordination of care with diagnostic services, hospital care, specialty care and specialized community services for all patients and with particular emphasis on those with mental-health and substance-use conditions, those with complex medical conditions and/or frailty and surgical services provided in community;
Be part of a cohesive team where each provider has their own unique role and scope in the provision of patient care and you work together to make sure that the patient’s needs are met in the most effective way possible. Responsibilities would include:
- The responsibility and accountability for the comprehensive assessment of patients/clients/residents including diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions is key to this role.
- The ability to initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions, and employer policies and procedures.
- The opportunity to practice autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team while providing professional mentorship to other health professionals
- The position collaborates with patients/clients/residents and other health providers to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients/clients/residents, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participates in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices.
- The position participates in peer review and self-review to evaluate the outcome of services at the patient/client/resident, community and population level.
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