The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice represents
one of the most powerful vehicles physicians have to effect change in
the health care system.
becoming an active member of the Divisions, you can be involved in
making a difference through a vehicle that is well-funded, and well
partnered. Members who do committee, board, or project work are paid a
sessional fee as per the GPSC rate and specialist rate per hour.
A patient-centered approach
health of a patient is impacted by many factors, not the least of which
is the structure of the health care system. The fundamental focus of
our work is concentrated on improving the health care system to
benefit patients' overall health and wellness.
As a physician, it
is rewarding for you to contribute and give back to your community. The
Division is a vehicle that can allow you to contribute to the broader
health care community as a whole.
On a personal level, Division
work can be a very positive experience. It is wonderful to be able to
work with colleagues on something that will benefit everyone in your
community, and this may lead to a greater sense of optimism about the
changes that are possible in the health care system.
Consensus and collaboration are at the heart of what we do
Division work is fundamentally based on a core set of values
surrounding consensus and collaboration. As someone considering
involvement with the work of a Division, you need to be a person who has
the abilities to work within the context of those values. You also
value the contribution of other partners in the health care system and
By working to create change from within the system, we can
have the greatest impact on primary health care delivery in the Kootenay
to see the impact the Division of Family Practice is having on primary health care in our community now.