Vancouver Coastal Health

General Physician/Emergency - Urgent Primary Care Clinic

Job ID 2023-93258
City Richmond
Work Location
Rich Community Hlth Services
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff - Family Practice: Emergency Medicine
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Part-Time
Job Category


Please refer to the information below for details regarding salary.

Job Summary

Job Title:

General Physician/Emergency - Urgent Primary Care Clinic

Work Site:

Richmond Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC) 


Permanent - Part Time

Start Date:

To be mutually agreed upon

Compensation Type:

Clinical Service Contract



Come work as an Urgent Primary Care Clinic Physician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


This is an opportunity for a Family Physician (FP) or Emergency Physician (EP) to work in a part-time position at a rapidly growing Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC) in Richmond.


The UPCC provides urgent care for patients with non-life-threatening injuries, illnesses, and conditions that should be addressed within 12 to 24 hours, but do not require the service and expertise of a hospital emergency department (CTAS 3,4,5). Richmond UPCC is a busy clinic seeing patients of all ages. It is centrally located in Richmond and easily accessible by transit. Richmond UPCC is open 365 days a year with hours of operation 0800-2200 Monday to Saturday (including statutory holidays) and 0900-1700 on Sundays.


UPCC provides team-based care with physicians working closely with nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and social workers. Diagnostics on site include X-ray, ECG, slit lamp, point of care ultrasound, and point of care urine testing. Specialist support and referrals are available through Richmond Hospital. Applicants should have experience in splinting and casting, suturing, and minor procedures. Patients will be supported to find primary care provider if unattached.


The Richmond UPCC supports a healthy work-life balance and will focus on the professional development and satisfaction of its multidisciplinary team. The clinic supports learning, skill development and continuous quality improvement.




Education, Licensing, & Experience:

  • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License - Full
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Emergency Experience – Desired
  • Combines current or recent experience in primary care along with urgent or emergent care, with a clear understanding of the role and importance of foundational primary care and is able to integrate the two.
  • Training in Opioid Agonist Therapy is an asset but not mandatory.
  • Experience in splinting and casting, suturing, and minor procedures.

Closing Statement

Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team, Ben Murphy, Talent Acquisition 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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