Vancouver Coastal Health

General Practitioner

Job ID 2023-95087
City Vancouver
Work Location
Purdy Pavilions
Work Area
Purdy Pavilion Long Term Care
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Part-Time
Job Category

Job Summary

Job Title:

General Practitioner

Work Site:

Purdy Pavilion Long Term Care – 2221 Wesbrook Mall


Permanent – Part Time (7 hours/week)

Start Date:

To be mutually agreed upon

Compensation Type:

Clinical Service Contract


Come work as a General Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


Vancouver Coastal Health is seeking a permanent part-time family physician for Purdy Pavilion Long Term Care located adjacent to Koerner Acute Care Pavilion on the University of BC campus.


Purdy is owned and operated by Vancouver Coastal Health. It has 170 residents and 4 physicians, in addition to a robust multidisciplinary team.  The site is a multicultural home to mainly frail elderly residents requiring complex long term care.


Purdy is a teaching facility, with participation of trainees from all disciplines. Apply today to join our team! 


As a General Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

  • Play a critical role in the supporting the primary care needs of residents and in the development of an inter-professional shared care team.
  • Be responsible for providing direct clinical services to residents on one ward at Purdy.
  • Foster collaborative inter-professional practice environment that enhances client centered services within the Long-term Care Program.
  • Work within a self-directed team of physicians and other inter-professional colleagues to achieve excellence in client centered care.
  • Share in 24/7 on-call in a shared call group with Banfield Residential Care physicians.


Education, Licensing, & Experience:

  • Medical Degree and current license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
  • Certification with the College of Family Practice of Canada
  • Experience in care of the elderly


Knowledge & Abilities:

  • A commitment to participate in new methods in health improvement and care delivery
  • A demonstrated ability in working as a member of an inter-professional health care team. Note that certain days and times are preset to coordinate with the team care conferences and participation is mandatory.

Closing Statement

Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team, Donna Sangster, Manager, Executive & Medical Staff Talent Acquisition:, or click “Apply Now.”


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


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees and medical staff working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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

Diversity, equity, 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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