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Family Physician Lead - Urgent and Primary Care Clinic (UPCC)

Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia


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The newly opening Cranbrook Urgent and Primary Care Centre is looking for a Physician Lead to support this exciting new centre! The Physician Lead will be responsible for supporting the Centre in areas of Quality, Physician Resource Planning and Compensation, Supervision and Performance, and Education. Some specific responsibilities include 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 will 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! Email CV to For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours and skills that high potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.

    • 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
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Hours of work: 3.5 hours per week for a minimum of 46 weeks per year in addition to your clinical hours at the centre
  • On call requirements: None
  • Payment Structure
    • Service Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Competitive
  • Overhead
    • No overhead cost
  • RSA Incentives
    • Rural incentives include: Recruitment bonus of $20,000Fee Premium: 14%Retention flat fee: $16,116.00 Rural incentives are subject to change and current rates are confirmed at time of offer.Candidates with a BC or Canada student loan may be eligible for loan forgiveness programs. Relocation assistance up to $10,000 maximum or $15,000 maximum if move is over 3,000 kms/international (with eligible receipts)
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