Primary Care Network Opportunities in North Shore

Seeking qualified Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals for Primary Care Networks in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality and compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Family Physician/General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner for Primary Care Network (PCN) on the North Shore.

The North Shore Division of Family Practice encompasses the geographic region of seven communities stretching over 40km along the Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound. From East to West, the communities are North Vancouver, the Musqueam Nation, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Squamish Nation, West Vancouver, Bowen Island,  and Lions Bay. The North Shore Division of Family Practice, Vancouver Coastal Health, our membership, and our partners acknowledge that the work we do occurs on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh. We are very pleased to have these host Nations, who each operate their own primary care centers, as our valued partners.

The North Shore is large enough to have a wide range of health care infrastructure and services, but still small enough to be a close-knit community. We have one hospital, more than 72 family practices, an Urgent & Primary Care Centre (UPCC), multiple youth and senior programs, over 20 walk-in clinics, and we are continuing to rapidly grow. The Division supports over 200 members and 200 staff to incorporate a collegial working community. Our PMH Change Management Program provides in-practice support as well as our unique attachment mechanism, which helps new practices fill their patient panels in an organized and efficient way.

This flexible scope of practice is one of the reasons why the majority of our North Shore family physicians report being satisfied with their professional lives.

North Shore Community and Culture

There are few places in the world that offer world-class outdoor recreational venues and as much natural beauty as the North Shore.

Three stunning mountains dominate the North Shore skyline: Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour in the District of North Vancouver, and Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver. Their rocky peaks and tree-covered slopes provide a dramatic backdrop to the urban landscape, which is densest on the shores of the Burrard Inlet. In the winter, North Shore residents enjoy mild temperatures near sea level and rarely have to shovel snow, but fantastic skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing are only a short drive away. During the warmer parts of the year, the mountains’ trails are ideal for hiking and mountain biking. The panoramic views from Grouse, Seymour and Cypress are magnificent in every season.

As West Vancouver’s gateway park, Ambleside Beach is fully accessible and well used by the North Shore residents. Enjoy spectacular views of Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver as well as swimming, golfing, tennis courts and a skateboard park.

The North Shore is surrounded by calm ocean inlets on three sides: Howe Sound to the west, Burrard Inlet to the south, and Indian Arm to the east. There are many different ways to experience the marine scenery and wildlife, including boat tours, kayak and canoe rentals, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, waterskiing, fishing, scuba diving and swimming.

Join our Community and Participate in a Neighbourhood Network

The North Shore has a diverse population – from First Nations to new Canadians in a rich multi-cultural mosaic. This creates a wide spectrum of opportunity and need for primary care: office, hospital, Urgent & Primary Care Centre (UPCC), and obstetrics; full service, episodic, and focused care; solo, group, and team-based environments. The choice is yours!

There are seemingly endless opportunities for professional growth, networking, and education. 

The North Shore Division of Family Practice is working alongside Health Authority and First Nations partners to build a welcoming and collaborative Primary Care Network (PCN) that supports the entire health-care community. 

The UBC Family Medicine Residency Program – Coastal Site – is based at Lions Gate Hospital, and features a rural focus, with four months of training in rural communities.


  • 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 (UPCC);
  • 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, 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;

Family Physician Opportunities

We have a variety of opportunities within the North Shore:

  • Mental Health & Substance Use – Health Connections Clinic
  • Youth Services – The Foundry
  • First Nations Clinics
  • Team-based care physician offices, with a range of options from Fee for Service, Sessional, and Ministry contracts
  • Urgent & Primary Care Center (UPCC)
  • Full, part time and sessional options available.
  • Lions Gate Hospital, and coming in 2023, Community Health Center on Bowen Island

Nurse Practitioners

  • Nurse Practitioners within our PCN will work within the team-based care model.
  • Positions may be full or part-time in a range of clinics

Health Match BC is a free recruitment service for healthcare professionals funded by the Government of British Columbia, Canada. We have been working with the provincial Health Authorities for over twenty years and have facilitated the recruitment of thousands of health professionals to British Columbia.

Register online and our recruitment consultants will:

  • Guide and support you through the professional credentialing/licensing process.
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  • Work with you to determine where you want to focus your search efforts. You can be as specific as naming a particular facility or as broad as targeting multiple regions in the Province and we will match your skills and interests to job vacancies in regions or facilities of your choice.
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