Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

Southwood Medical Clinic

A​ modern full-service family practice clinic located in a busy mall in the heart of Courtenay. ​Southwood Medical has modern furnishings, equipment and ample parking for staff and patients.

Job Summary:
Opportunity for a full-time Family Practitioner in the Southwood Medical Clinic in Driftwood Mall, which is anchored by a large grocery store and Canadian Tire. One FP currently working full-time is hoping to retire and needs replacement. Opportunity for sharing the retiring FP’s practice or for two part time practices. The clinic currently has 2 other full time FP’s. This is a new office (2010) with full EMR (Intrahealth) and experienced, congenial, helpful staff.

Privileges at Comox Valley Hospital are encouraged, if desired. Obstetrics are an asset but not mandatory. The clinic also teaches both medical students and FP Residents.

Southwood Medical is a teaching clinic and often has medical students or a family practice resident training in the clinic. Obstetrics are welcome as are surgical assists or any other specialty within family practice. At CVH, Doctor of the Day duties are available and encouraged but emergency shifts are not available.

Please contact us below for more information or to arrange a tour.

Shift/Hours of Work: Clinic hours plus one evening clinic per week; hospital rounds one weekend in ten

Remuneration: Fee for Service

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

Community Information​:
The Comox Valley is one of the 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. The Comox Valley is welcoming and family-oriented with many of the amenities of a larger city.

It is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, with educational facilities ranging from elementary to full degree programs at the North Island College. The Valley enjoys short, mild winters and warm, dry summers with endless adventure that includes alpine skiing, deep sea diving, golfing, sailing, kayaking, hiking and biking.  

The Comox Valley hosts over 50 annual festivals, with the local Sid Williams Theatre providing year-round performing arts. For shopping, go to 5th street in Courtenay for great boutique shops and visit the local restaurants, farmers market and vineyards for the renowned local food scene.

The physician community comprises 16 full-service medical clinics, two walk-in clinics and a military base clinic. CVH, the new 153-bed acute care hospital, opened in October 2017. 

- Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life SUpport (ACLS) desired


Dr. Laura Bell
1700-2751 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC  V9N 2L8
250 334 2212 P
250 334 2213 F

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.