Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

Health Connections Clinic - Addiction Medicine

The Health Connections Clinic (HCC) in Courtenay is looking for a Family Physician with Addictions Medicine skills (or keen interest in training) to join it's team. Work includes in-clinic sessions and physician outreach both of which are sessional pay.

The HCC is located in the Comox Valley Nursing Centre and provides team-based primary care for Comox Valley residents who don't have a regular family doctor and may have complex medical and/or socio-economic needs, including mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, and chronic disease. 

This team-based opportunity is in the meaningful and exciting field of addictions medicine and primary care for vulnerable populations. Work is also available with the Addiction Medicine Consult Service at the Comox Valley Hospital.

Benefits: May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA): Recruitment Incentive - $10,000; Fee Premium - 6.93%; Annual Flat Fee – $6,968; Rural CME starting at $2,200/annum in years 3 & 4 in the community, increasing to a maximum of $4,400/annum after 4 years. Eligibility is processed through Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Qualifications Required:

  • Eligible for licensure as a Family Physician with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC).
  • ACLS Desired

The Comox Valley Nursing Centre is a service within Island Health’s Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease management portfolio and is located in Courtenay, British Columbia. We believe in partnerships between clients, family and health care professionals.

The Comox Valley Nursing Centre provides services in the following areas:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Provision of health information, and information about or referrals to community resources
  • Various support and educational groups
  • Men’s Counselling
  • Health Connections Clinic
  • Positive Wellness North Island

Community Information: Scenic Comox Valley is one of the Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets! It is surrounded by majestic mountains, rushing rivers, lush rain forests, and shimmering seas. The winters are short and mild with warm, dry summers. The Valley includes several communities: Comox (a relaxed seaside town), Courtenay (a bustling urban city), Cumberland (a young and artistic village), and rural areas North and South including the islands of Hornby and Denman.

The Valley is an ideal place to raise a family with affordable housing, excellent schools, and a community college. There is a friendly and supportive physician community and an outstanding number of opportunities for recreational programs both indoors and out to support work/life balance. There are lots of annual festivals, a performing arts theatre, great boutique shopping, wonderful restaurants, farmers markets, and vineyards. Mount Washington Ski Resort, a 20-minute drive away, has 1700 acres of terrain and Cumberland has world-renowned mountain biking trails available year-round. 

Contact the Comox Valley Recruitment Coordinator (comoxvalleyrecruitment@divisionsbc.ca) for more information.