Primary Care Network Opportunities in Victoria
Seeking qualified Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals for Primary Care Networks in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Primary Care Networks
Bring your clinical expertise and passion for providing quality, compassionate care to a challenging and rewarding role as a Family Physician/General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner for a Primary Care Network (PCN) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The South Island Division of Family Practice (SIDFP) and Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) are seeking progressive physicians who are interested in working in this team-based care model in Victoria, as well as the region immediately west of Victoria, known as the Western Communities (encompassing Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin & Sooke).
About the Saanich Peninsula
Saanich Peninsula is located north of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is bounded by Saanich Inlet on the west, and various straits of the Strait of Georgia on the east, chiefly Haro Strait. The exact southern boundary of what is referred to as the “Saanich Peninsula” is somewhat fluid in local parlance.
- Encompassing the Districts of North and Central Saanich, the Town of Sidney, and the First Nations of Tseycum, Tsawout, Tsartlip and Pauquachin, along with Royal Oak, Cordova Bay and Prospect Region.
- Population of 67,500 with an average age of 49 years.
- The area is served by the Saanich Peninsula Community Hospital.
- Lying in the rain shadow of both the Vancouver Island Ranges and the Olympic Mountains, Saanich Peninsula is the driest part of Vancouver Island. The Peninsula is characterized by rolling hills and numerous freshwater ponds and lakes. Notable natural features of Saanich Peninsula include Elk Lake, Beaver Lake, Mount Newton, Bear Hill, Tod Inlet, Mount Finlayson, Maltby Lake, Prospect Lake, Durrance Lake, and Mount Work. Many of these features are protected in regional and municipal parks.
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Community and Culture
The Saanich Peninsula is a long, scenic headland northeast of Victoria. Once primarily a farming region, the peninsula is a beautiful destination with pastures, rolling hills and water on all sides. It’s appropriately known as Vancouver Island’s “Provence.” The area has several small, friendly towns like Brentwood Bay, Saanichton and Sidney, a seaside village known for its cozy shops and bistros.
The floral wonders of The Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site, impress a million visitors annually. Enjoy the themed Japanese, Italian, rose and sunken gardens, catch some live music, enjoy afternoon tea, then stick around for evening illuminations or Saturday night fireworks in the summer months.
Don’t miss the peninsula’s hidden gems: the serene rhododendron and Zen gardens at The Gardens at HCP, the hundreds of free-flying butterflies at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and the bird-rich marshlands at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary.
This is an opportunity to join one of the clinics partaking in the primary care initiative, and help influence an emerging, local team-based care model, supported by physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, with access to mental health and substance use clinicians.
Physicians working within Primary Care Networks will be remunerated through ‘Service Contracts’, which will be administered by the regional health authority; however, practitioners engaged through these contracts will be independent contractors. Recruitment is initially targeted to family practitioners and nurse practitioners who do not currently have a patient panel in the geography. A new Service Contract will also be developed and offered to established primary care providers with existing patient panels who wish to participate.
The Service Contract requires the physician work to 1,680 hours, (pro-rated for part-time positions) and approximately 220 days per year, providing for great flexibility in establishing work/life balance.
The Service Contract rates are competitively set and increase over the term of the three year contract. Annual rates are intended to also cover overhead costs.
For more information on compensation, please contact Health Match BC at PCN@HealthMatchBC.org to determine your eligibility to apply for a PCN contract.
Arrangements between the practitioners and the clinics regarding overhead costs are to be determined privately among the parties.
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.
- Provide you with information about BC, our communities and the health care facilities themselves.
- 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.
- Connect you with prospective employers, sometimes before positions are even posted and when the time comes, we are here to support you in making a seamless transition to your new job.
- Provide you with information and guidance on the immigration process if you need it and connect you to the personal and professional support you will need from the initial stages of expressing interest through your first days on the job.