Part-time, Permanent, #HC01-24-09

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, LGBTQ2S+, 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 Collingwood Neighbourhood House 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, and/or people of colour.

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 RISE CHC manager.

Skills and 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
  • Experience applying strategies or practices to address social determinants of health and health inequity
  • 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

Assets Include:

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

Job Details:

Salary and Benefits: $159.21/hr

  • Salaried, Non-Fee-For-Service, no overhead contribution required
  • Paid vacation starting at 4 weeks per year (prorated for FTE) plus paid sick days
  • Extended health and dental benefits; Multi-sector pension plan
  • Annual reimbursement for: professional malpractice liability protection, College of Physicians and Surgeons on British Columbia dues
  • After hours shift premium
  • Five days each year with pay for participation in Continuing Medical Education (CME) plus reimbursement for CME expenditures as per the Benefits Subsidiary Agreement

Schedule: 30.5 hours/week (0. 81 FTE), Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm, Friday 10:30- 6:30pm & Saturday 9:00– 5:00pm, half-hour unpaid lunch break
Location: 5198 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 4H1, and outreach locations within the Renfrew-Collingwood Neighborhood
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

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 applicants.

Sandra Bodenhamer
Director, RISE Community Health Centre
5198 Joyce Street,
Vancouver, BC, V5R 4H1,

Please quote reference #HC01-24-09
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled