Vancouver Coastal Health

Family Physician - Health Connection Clinic

Job ID 2023-108216
City North Vancouver
Work Location
Health Connection Clinic
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff - Family Practice: General Practice
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Part-Time
0.4 FTE/0.6 FTE
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category

Job Summary

Job Title:

Family Physician

Work Site:

Health Connection Clinic



Start Date:

November 1, 2023

Compensation Type:

Clinical Service Contract


Come work as a Family Physician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking two permanent family physicians (0.4 and 0.6 FTE) for the North Vancouver Health Connection Primary Care Clinic. Health Connection Clinic, located at 148 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, provides primary care services to residents of North Vancouver who are living with complex clinical and psycho social needs; are often vulnerable and under-served, and require a higher intensity of services to achieve and maintain functional stability. Clients are approached with a view to support the transition to less intense service settings if stability is gained.


As Family Physician with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

  • Report to the Medical Director.
  • Play a critical role in supporting the ongoing primary care needs and in the development of an inter-professional shared care team.
  • Be responsible for providing direct clinical services to patients who present or are referred for their medical care.
  • Foster a collaborative inter-professional practice environment that enhances client-centered services within the associated clinics/sites/programs.
  • Work within a self-directed team of physicians and other inter-professional colleagues to achieve excellence in client-centered care.
  • Be committed to excellence in patient care.
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills with the interdisciplinary program team.
  • Facilitate a collaborative interprofessional environment to enhance patient/client-focused service and resolve issues in order to meet the needs and mandates of VCH as a whole.

In addition, candidates interested in joining the Health Connection team will approach care by:

  • Providing team based care along with an interdisciplinary team (NP/MD/RN/SW/allied health).
  • Providing substance use services, assessments, supports, and opiate agonist treatment.
  • Providing trauma-informed care to clients with multiple complex health care needs (i.e. HIV, Hep C, mental health/substance use) and psychosocial complexity.
  • Working a predictable weekday schedule as well as participating in a call schedule which includes evening, weekend and statutory holiday coverage.
  • Providing outreach or home visits as needed within the interdisciplinary team.
  • Providing learning opportunities and support for students/residents.
  • Taking part in quality improvement initiatives to improve client outcomes. This includes projects across acute and community care which support service improvements for clients.
  • Providing pro-active chronic disease management by utilizing EMR supports, PSP supports QI initiatives, and maximizing use and scope of interdisciplinary team members.
  • Taking part in interdisciplinary team engagement events/opportunities.
  • Taking part in educational opportunities to advance practice and client outcomes


Education, Licensing, & Experience:

  • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) – Full/Provisional
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) - Desired
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) Eligible – Desired
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) – Mandatory
  • Eligibility for a faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine is required
  • Current Opiate Agonist Treatment prescriber exemption is required, or willingness to obtain an exemption

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Health promotion and prevention strategies.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to patients from diverse ethnic backgrounds and/or with diverse cultural beliefs and practices.
  • LGBTQ2S healthcare.
  • Trauma informed practice and culturally safe care for Indigenous peoples.
  • Familiarity with transgender care is an asset.
  • Communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted infections, HIV, Hepatitis C
  • A desire to serve complex clients.
  • An interest in supporting chronic disease management models of service delivery.
  • Comprehensive family practice background.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team setting

Closing Statement

Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to Michelle Sylvest, Executive & Medical Staff Talent Acquisition Recruitment Advisor:, or click “Apply Now.”


Please note that a resume is required to apply for this position.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.




VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.



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