Primary Care Networks Physician Recruitment
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UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2019
Primary Care Networks - Overview
The Government of British Columbia (BC) recently announced its vision for an integrated system of primary care across the province. The strategy, which will focus on team-based primary care that connects a range of specialized and standard services within the community, will include funding for up to 200 general practice/family practitioner (FPs) and up to 200 nurse practitioner (NPs) positions for this new team-based model.
The Ministry of Health aims to support the development of at least 15 PCNs in 2018-19. Over the next 3 years, PCNs will be established in 70% of BC communities, from large cities to less populated rural areas. The first four PCNs are being rolled out in: Burnaby, Comox Valley, Prince George, and South Okanagan-Similkameen with an additional seven PCNs coming online in: Smithers, Kootenay-Boundary, Fraser Northwest, Vancouver City Centre, Richmond, Ridge Meadows, and South Island.
Be part of a cohesive team where each provider has their own unique role and scope in the provision of patient care, and you work together to make sure that the patient’s needs are met in the most effective way possible!
Primary Care Networks - Benefits
- The opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team supported by other health care professionals.
- Options to actively connect with other family practitioners, nurse practitioners, health authorities, health care providers, and community-based health and social service organizations to provide seamless and timely patient care.
- Access to specialized programs and coordinated referral systems for key areas, such as mental health and substance use, older seniors, cancer care, and surgical and diagnostic programs.
- Access to professional development and support networks that will foster skills and develop leadership.
- Digital platforms to directly connect to patients through websites, email, text and video conferencing.
- An opportunity to effectively manage your time and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
- Income security while you establish your practice and build your patient panel.
Primary Care Networks - The Model, and Employment Contract
The South Island Division of Family Practice (SIDFP) and Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) are seeking progressive physicians who are interested in working in this team based care model in the region immediately west of Victoria, known as the Western Communities (encompassing Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin & Sooke).
This is an opportunity to join one of the clinics par-taking in the initiative, and help influence an emerging, local team-based care model, supported by physician colleagues, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, with access to mental health and substance use clinicians.
Physicians working within Primary Care Networks will be remunerated through ‘Service Contracts’, which will be administered by the regional health authority; however, practitioners engaged through these contracts will be independent contractors. Recruitment is initially targeted to family practitioners who do not currently have a patient panel in the geography.
The Service Contract requires the physician work a minimum of 1680 hours, (pro-rated for part time positions) and approximately 220 days per year, providing for great flexibility in establishing your work/life balance.
The Service Contract rates are competitively set and increase over the term of the three year contract. Annual rates are intended to also cover overhead costs.
Please continue reading for community information and the practice profiles of the clinics currently par-taking in the emerging Primary Care Networks within Greater Victoria!
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