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RGPLP - General Practitioner needed for Chemainus Medical Clinic

Role and Facility Information

low patient number family practice (started Sept 2021) needs coverage for mix of in-office visits, some by phonecall, and urgent care shifts. Possible LTC coverage across the street (done mostly by fax). On call by phone on same day as urgent care day (not on call during evening urgent care shift). Collegial group of physicians.


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Flexible

Oct 08 2022 to Oct 15 2022
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Clinic: 0930-1600 Wednesday & Thursday;
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
On-call Saturday/Sunday (Oct 8-9) x24h with urgent care coverage 0730-2200 and phone-only after 2200;
Post-call hospital rounds Monday AM (Oct 10);
Tuesday evening urgent care shift 1500-2200;
Friday (Oct 14) 24h on-call with urgent care 0730-1500 and calls by phone until next AM.

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

6 Physicians, office manager, office staff.

Own office and two exam rooms total. MOA's, billing person, in house RN to do injections, ear flushes, visual acuity etc.

Local Resources

Lab, Maternity, Blood Bank, X-ray, CT, Mammography, Physio, Pharmacy, Social Workers, Mental Health, Public Health, Home Nursing.

Emergency Framework

Ambulance including Air Ambulance services.

Call Expectations

on call 24 hours by phone, in urgent care to see patients from 0730--1500 on call day

CME Schedule

No information specified.

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

All types of specialists are available.

EMR Information

EMR System

Med Access

What training is provided for the EMR System

Locums are given an introduction to the EMR system on the first day.

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Happy to discuss locum by phone and/or meet with doc and tour them the office and urgent care facility ahead of time.


Passwords, keys and face to face orientation is provided upon the locum's arrival by the office manager along with basic training of the EMR system.

Social Involvement

No information specified.

Clinic Policy

No information specified.

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

Accommodation and car rental, if required, will be the responsibility of the Host physician or Health Authority for all ā€œCā€ and ā€œDā€ communities on the RSA Communities Designation list. LRBC will reimburse for travel to and from the locum community.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Fly via Air Canada to Nanaimo Airport.

Sail via BC Ferries to Nanaimo and Swartz Bay (near Victoria).

Bus via Greyhound Canada.

Car rentals are available from Nanaimo and Victoria.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

No information specified.

Community Centre

Murals around town, golfing, pool, exercise facilities, live theatre, biking/hiking trails.

Other Closest Amenities

Restaurants, banks.