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RGPLP - General Practitioner needed for Pender Island Medical Clinic

Role and Facility Information

Flexible Dates: Locum to cover days left open by a physician vacancy at the Pender Island Medical Clinic. Weekend (3 days) and Weekday (5 days) coverage required and/or combination of both as available and depending on ON-CALL Weekend Roster).

Accommodations provided by the clinic.


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Flexible

Apr 01 2023 to Mar 31 2024
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday to Friday 0900-1700 hrs
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
Dates TBD, 5 day posting requires on 24 hour night call. Weekend ON-CALL from 1700 hours Friday to 0800 hours Monday.

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

2.5 FTE physicians positions (share by 3 GPs)

1 Nurse Practitioner

MOA Team

Local Resources

On-site: phlebotomist 2 mornings a week, Island Health Community Health Services (community care nurses and home support), dental practice, weekly audiologist, weekly Public Health Nurse, chiropractor, RMT, mental health counselling. Physio on-island

Emergency Framework

BCEHS Ambulance, volunteer First Responders/Fire Department.

Patients requiring urgent transfer are taken by BCEHS water taxi or helicopter

Call Expectations

Rotating call via MOCAP.

Generally, one evening per week (1700hrs to 0800hrs) and one weekend per month (Friday 1700hrs to Monday 0800hrs)

Locums must use their own cell phone, no pager avaiable.

CME Schedule


Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information


Telephone consultation with Emergency Medicine and specialists via Victoria based hospital on-call roster.

EMR Information

EMR System

Med Access (Telus)

What training is provided for the EMR System

Minimum 1 hour orientation with on-site medical practitioner and ongoing support from MOA team

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Tour of health centre and medical clinic. Medical practitioners and MOA team available for local knowledge and clinic resources.


A portion of the first morning is booked for orientation. Locums are provided with a binder of info, passwords, instructions, keys and building information.

Social Involvement

Weekly Community Market (seasonal produce, arts & crafts), community choir and theatre, church services, public 9-hole golf course, Legion dinners and activities.

The island has many ocean settings from beach to bluff and numerous well maintained hiking trails. There is a seasonal swimming in a small lake and ready access to water based activities such as kayaking and SUP

Clinic Policy


Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

Clinic staff have a list of accommodations that fall within the LRBC reimbursement costs. Travel and accommodation covered by LRBC.

On-island commercial accommodation (hotels) exceed LRBC limits.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Personal Vehicle.

BC ferries: regular service to Victoria and Vancouver. SeaAir for scheduled, but weather dependent, float plane service to YVR (south terminal). On-island, day-time & evening taxi service. No local car rental or bus service.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

Large well-stocked grocery store, 2 smaller specialty food stores and numerous road-side farm market stands (seasonal)

Community Centre

Community Hall offers drop in activities and exercise classes, Access to outside tennis courts can be arranged. Community use of local school field and playground. Well groomed baseball field. Year-round outside pool & hot-tub at local resort.

Other Closest Amenities

Canada Post, insurance office, ATMs, library, museum, pharmacy, bookstore, lumberyard & hardware store, local galleries, family style restaurants & bistro (seasonal hours), local pub, resort dining.