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RGPLP - General Practitioner needed for Gabriola Medical Clinic

Role and Facility Information

Locum to cover two weeks vacation


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates

Mar 13 2023 to Mar 24 2023
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9-4 p.m.
Yes No
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
2 week days per week / days still to be decided.

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

There are 4 full time doctors, a Nurse Practitioner, and 3 MOA's plus a mental health nurse, 2 social workers and a Home & Community nurse provided by the local Health Authority (Island Health)

Local Resources

Mental Health, Social Worker, LifeLabs, Home & Community Care in our building and other health professionals on the island.

Emergency Framework

Patients call 911 after hours, the paramedics triage the patient and call out the physician on call if needed. Patients are transferred to our Urgent Treatment Room. .

Call Expectations

We provide 3/4 coverage at this time. This works out to be each doctor covering 1-2 evenings per week (16 hours) and one weekend day per month (24 hours). Locums are not expected to do weekend call.

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

Mental health nurse, social worker. We have a visiting General Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Psychiatrist and an Internist.

EMR Information

EMR System


What training is provided for the EMR System

The doctor and/or office manager provides a 1 hour orientation to the clinic and EMR on the first day.

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

The locums are welcomed by the doctors and staff. There is a welcome package.


Provided by the doctor/office manager, includes passwords, keys, map, alarm code, ferry schedule, on-call schedule, list of specialists contact details.

Social Involvement

Social involvement is up to what the locum would prefer, they can participate in lots of events or rest and relax and enjoy island life.

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

Accommodation will be the responsibility of the Host physician. Cabin with a full kitchen can be provided.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Sail via BC Ferries from Nanaimo. It is recommended that the locums bring a car and/or a bike as there is only limited public transportation.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

There is a well stocked grocery store on Gabriola or the locum can stop at Thrifty's in Nanaimo before catching the ferry to Gabriola.

Community Centre

Gym, hiking/biking trails, golfing, parks ,kayak rentals, fishing charters ,theatre Festival, the Thanksgiving Arts Tour and the Salmon BBQ and the weekly Farmer's Market during the summer with lots of local food and arts and crafts.

Other Closest Amenities

Bank with ATM, post office, restaurants. Our "downtown" area has wonderful shopping, great restaurants, a library, Credit Union