Family Physician at RISE Community Health Centre – LOCUM (#HC01-24-01)

Open until filled.

Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) is a not-for-profit Society serving the Renfrew-Collingwood (RC) neighbourhood of East Vancouver. CNH’s mandate is to promote the well-being of the Renfrew-Collingwood community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other
groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the
community’s social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.

RISE Community Health Centre (CHC) is a department of CNH, and is funded by the Ministry of Health. RISE
CHC supports the health and well-being of Renfrew-Collingwood residents by offering community-based
primary care and health promotion services. Populations of focus include Newcomers, LGBTQ2SIA+,
Indigenous, Isolated Seniors, Youth, people experiencing Homelessness, those working in the Sex Trade, and
those experiencing Mental Health and Substance Use issues. Services are delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team, working in partnership with other CNH departments and partnering agencies.

This is an incredible opportunity be part of the RISE CHC team, where you will work with committed and
passionate professionals in the provision of integrated, high quality, holistic health services. We encourage
applicants with lived experience of structural inequity to apply, and in particular those who identify as Black,
Indigenous, Racialized, LGBTQ2SIA+, and those living with a visible or invisible disability.

Job Overview

We are seeking a Family Physician to join Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s RISE Community Health
Centre Team. This position is for a full-service family physician (excluding obstetrics or hospital work),
providing care in clinic, client’s homes and outreach settings. The Family Physician will work as part of an
interdisciplinary team with Nurse Practitioners, Community Health Workers, Registered Nurse, allied health,
Medical Office Assistants and more. The Family Physician will be a staff of Collingwood Neighbourhood
House, reporting to the Clinic Coordinator and Clinical Lead.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.
  • Certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • Medical indemnity coverage with Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • 2 or more years of experience working as a Family Physician in a community-based primary health
    care setting.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the concepts underpinning the unique role of Community Health
    Centres and a desire to collaboratively contribute to this CHC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Experience providing primary care for clients with addictions, including ability to effectively prescribe
    and manage Opioid Agonist Therapy
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical skill and competence working with socially complex clients
  • An egalitarian philosophy and non-judgmental attitude (i.e. gender, culture, race, sexual orientation,
    language, ability and more)
  • Previous experience providing culturally safe, trauma informed care to marginalized populations
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary, culturally diverse teams
  • Experience applying strategies or practices to address social determinants of health and health
  • Experience providing outreach in community settings and in people’s homes
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage challenging behavior, and use non-violent
    crisis intervention and behavioral management techniques
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19


  • Fluency in identified non-official languages based on neighbourhood demographics.
  • Experience with OSCAR EMR.

Job Details

  • Schedule: Variable, Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6:30 pm
    • Must be available March 18th, 30th & April 26th & 27th
    • Must have at least 4 weeks of availability between June 1 and September 1, 2024
  • Compensation Model: Contract, non-Fee for Service
  • Remuneration: $175.34/hr (no benefits, no paid breaks)
  • Location: 5198 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 4H1, and outreach locations within the RenfrewCollingwood Neighborhood
  • Expected Start Date: March 2024

Application Process

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada,
CNH will not consider your job application. As per the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Human Resources
Policies and Procedures, all factors being equal, first priority will be given to qualified local and internal

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Sandra Bodenhamer
Director, RISE Community Health Centre

Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5198 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 4H1

Please quote reference #HC01-24-01
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. We thank all individuals who apply for this position and will be contacting shortlisted candidates directly. No phone calls please.