Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

Courtenay Medical Clinic

An established, full-service, busy family practice clinic in the heart of Courtenay with four other physicians. Specialty stores, banks, pharmacy, and a variety of trendy restaurants are 1 to 3 blocks away. The clinic is a 10 minute drive from the new Comox Valley Hospital with free onsite parking. 

The current physician has given up hospital and residential care privileges to focus on providing group counselling with CBT, mindfulness, and emotion-focused approaches, empowering patients with skills. Trigger point injections and manual approaches to management myofascial are also used. The physician is willing to teach these valuable skills which have referral potential if you desire. The rest of the practice is a standard family practice with a heavier portion of adults; there are few pediatrics and no obstetrics.

The physician's office is spacious and was recently ergonomically renovated with a large open space and 3 workstations, good lighting, air conditioning, a big window, and fresh air, with morning sun and shade from the hot afternoon sun. It is ideal for teaching residents, group meetings, or working with a locum. There are 2 examining rooms, each with their own printer.

The supportive MOA staff, Office Manager, waiting room, and minor surgery room are shared between all five doctors in a beautiful and functional building. The EMR is Wolf–Telus, stable and easy to use, and Dragon Dictation is used for transcription (optional).

There is also an opportunity to purchase share of the medical clinic building as an investment. 

Status: Full-Time 

Location: Courtenay Medical Clinic, Courtenay

Shift/Hours of Work: Adjust your clinic hours to suit. Current hours are 3 days a week with a long-term locum coverage the other 2 days of the week. The locum is an outstanding clinician who is supportive, accommodating, responsible, and the ideal friend to have. The clinic is open 8:30am-6:30pm Mon-Fri and 10am-2pm Saturday. 

Remuneration: Fee for Service 

Benefits: May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including: Retention Premium - 6.93%; Retention Flat Fee - $6,967; Recruitment Incentive - $10,000; Other Benefits/Incentives - Rural CME starting at $ 2,200/annum years 3&4 in the community increasing to a maximum of $4,400 /annum after 4 years.

Qualifications: 
- Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia 

Community Information: The scenic Comox Valley is an ideal place to raise a family. Housing is affordable, the physician community is friendly and supportive, and there are an outstanding number of opportunities for recreational programs both in doors and out.

The physician community comprises 16 full-service medical clinics, two walk-in clinics and a military base clinic, and a new 153-bed acute care facility, the Comox Valley Hospital.

The Valley is one of the Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets! It includes the unique communities of: Comox (a relaxed seaside town), Courtenay (a bustling urban city), Cumberland (a young and artistic village), and the idyllic rural areas from Fanny Bay in the South to Black Creek in the North including the islands of Hornby and Denman. It is surrounded by majestic mountains, rushing rivers, lush rainforests and shimmering seas, and is one of the fastest growing areas in Canada.

The winters are short and mild with warm, dry summers. There are over 50 annual festivals, a theatre providing year-round performing arts, great boutique shopping, wonderful restaurants, farmers markets, and vineyards. Mount Washington Ski resort has 1700 acres of terrain and is only 30 minutes outside the city. Cumberland has world-renowned mountain biking trails that can be ridden year-round. 

Contact: 
Dr. John Law
788 Grant Avenue, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2T3 
E-Mail: jol.cmc@gmail.com