Family Physician - Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC)


Perched on the banks of the Thompson River, Ashcroft’s desert climate, blue skies and sunny days are the perfect setting for excellent camping, birdwatching, white-water and back road adventures. Ashcroft offers the outdoor enthusiast unending recreational activities, from fishing in the nearby lakes to horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking on the many trails surrounding town. The Ashcroft community is very active and promotes its diversity with many shows and fairs held throughout the year. Its Stampede and Fall Fair are just two annual events drawing crowds from all over the Province.

Practice Details:

The newly opened Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre is looking for a Physician Lead to support this exciting new centre!

The Physician Lead would be responsible for supporting the Centre in areas of Quality, Physician Resource Planning and Compensation, Supervision and Performance, and Education. Some specific responsibilities include supporting collaboration, promoting a physician quality culture by developing professional standards, protocols, and policies for appropriate medical care. With an emphasis on Team-Based Care, the Physician Lead, in collaboration with IHA operations, will ensure that there is oversight of medical care, including the provision of appropriate health examinations and continuity of care as required, while also assisting with process improvement initiatives.

You would also assist Physician Recruitment and Medical Affairs to recruit and retain physicians at the UPCC and develop appropriate physician contracts. The UPCC group will be fully responsible for their own scheduling, the Physician Lead will be expected to oversee the scheduling of physicians, including participation in the development of an after-hours coverage system. Supervision and Performance responsibilities include coordinating and attending regular UPCC physician meetings with the site Manager and providing the physician's perspective including but not limited to, clinic operational meetings, team development sessions, clinical educational opportunities, etc. NP's will be part of this team, including an NP lead, while this role will provide additional support in the way of providing advice and assisting in performance evaluations when necessary.

You will also promote and advocate for effective educational policies, goals and objectives, and CME activities that contribute to the enhancement of physicians’ and NP skills in Primary Care. It will be an asset for candidates to have experience with Team-based care.

If you are interested in being a part of this new centre, apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!

This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order

  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
  • Eligible for Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • Candidate will be considered if eligible for provisional licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia CMPA Coverage is Mandatory
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: Part-time
On call requirements: No call required

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