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RGPLP - General Practitioner needed for Galiano Health Care Centre

Role and Facility Information

You are a GP for a complex Rural community, with the support of the MOAs, and will work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with a closure for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. You will work in the clinic, with 20 minute appointments per patient, as well as be the Emergency walk-in physician if necessary. Your first morning will be blocked off for orientation with the MOAs, and will include a tour, narcotic count and general information about the clinic. Your last afternoon will include ample administration time. You will also provide evening/overnight on-call on designated dates.


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates - Flexible

Jul 31 2023 to Aug 04 2023
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00 with one hour for lunch 12:00 -13:00.
Yes No
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
On call schedule for August is not posted yet, but there will be one overnight that week.

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

We currently have one .5FTE physician, 1.0 FTE Nurse Practitioner. 1 -4 day/wk Home & Community Care Nurse. A First Call Nurse in the clinic 2-3 Fri PM's per month, and call 2-3 weekends per month. 2 exam rooms, 1 Emerg Room, 2 offices, and 2 MOAs.

Local Resources

A phlebotomist avail on Thursday for 4 hours. We have one Mental Health & Addictions counselor (employed by VIHA) up to 2 days/week but serves Galiano and Salt Spring. 2 RMTs and one physiotherapist rent rooms casually. A dentist comes once a week.

Emergency Framework

Ambulance, volunteer First Responders. Emergency Treatment Room. Patients requiring urgent transfer are taken by water taxi or helicopter.

Call Expectations

Rotating on call via MOCAP Program. Generally one evening per week (1700-0800) and one weekend per month (Friday 1700 - Monday 0800). Locums must use their own cell phones. No pager.

CME Schedule


Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

N/A - Visiting specialist - varied

EMR Information

EMR System


What training is provided for the EMR System

Training provided on first day, onsite support from staff, guides, website info.

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

MOAs welcome locum on first morning. They are given information about the island, local magazine, keys, instructions for building procedures.


MOAs provide orientation. First morning is booked off for training and orientation at clinic.

Social Involvement

Some social programs, occasional events at Community Halls. Galiano Activity Centre has a small "gym". There are numerous beautiful beaches and parks with forest trails. Montague Provincial Park is home to a campground and beaches, and Montague Harbour Marina hosts a kayak rental and tour company.

Clinic Policy

No information provided

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does not provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

No. We recommend the Galiano Inn, which offers a discounted rate for locums, or Driftwood Village, which is in walking distance of the clinic.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

No public transportation at all. The Galiano Inn will rent their SmartCars to guests. Clinic is at the south end of the island. Galiano Island is only by ferry from Tsawwassen or Swartz Bay (Victoria), boat or seaplane.

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

2 grocery stores (1 has gas station), 1 market with organic foods and produce. 3 ATMs.

Community Centre

No community centre. 2 Community Halls that offer various events.

Other Closest Amenities

Post office, community library, Hummingbird Pub, Babes in the Woods Eatery, Sturdies Bay Bakery, Oxeye Cafe, Flying Black Dog food cart (March - Sept only), Atrevida restuarant at Galiano Inn, pilgrimme restaurant fine dining.