Nanaimo Division of Family Practice

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Locum Opportunities

The Nanaimo Division of Family Practice has developed a Nanaimo Locum Needs List centralizing multiple locum opportunities in Nanaimo.

Benefits of the Locum Needs List:

  • Access to multiple locum opportunities in Nanaimo
  • Made for locums – developed by locums
  • No need to provide various Physicians and clinics with your contact details

Clinics: 

  • Hassle-free advertising at no charge 
  • A platform for multiple locums to see your opportunities at one time
  • Updated regularly
  • Ability to post multiple listings for an entire year
  • Locums know locums – the more opportunities we have, the more locums we attract.

If you would like to receive the regular distribution or advertise an opportunity on the Nanaimo Locum Needs List, please sign up here or contact us at 250-591-1200 / by email.

Name of Physician Seeking Locum Dates Needed Contact Info
Dr. Danielle Downe  June 1 - 30th 2022

Anchor Family Medicine 
Dr. Danielle Downe 
Danielle.downe@gmail.com

EMR: MedAccess


Requirements: office - 2 full days per week (more can be given if interested),  inpatients/LTC visits and house calls preferred but not required. No weekend call. Days are somewhat flexible - can discuss with the manager. Locum split is 70/30 for the clinic, 95/5 for any out-of-office work (house calls, LTC, inpatients). 

URGENT Locum  Effective immediately 

Medicine Cabinet Clinic
Shana Dekker
medicinecabinet@shaw.ca | 250-751-7850
 

EMR: Oscar

Requirements: No hospital privileges required, no on-call responsibilities.

Dr. Anita Rashidi

 July 3-29 2022 - flexible, can be part of or all

Anchor Family Medicine
Shannon Ryan, Office Manager
250-754-5545

EMR: Med Access

Requirements: flexible days/hours, option to perform virtual/phone appointments from home, Hospital privileges a bonus but not essential 

1 Physician

Thursdays, ongoing locum opportunities as needed.

AVI Health Centre
Kevin Hornbrook, Clinic Manager
250-754-9111 ext. 3211 (or option 6 on the phone tree)
Kevin.Hornbrook@avi.org

HIV Primary Care/PrEP/Sexual Health/Gender-affirming Care Locum:

Queer, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Wellness for all self-identified Trans and Gender Non-Binary people and for self-identified Men who have sex with Men, Sexual Health Services/HIV Primary Care and PrEP prescribing with follow-up care/Gender-affirming Care, Community Health Centre, relevant HIV training and/or interest in Queer, Gay, Bi, Trans Health.

EMR: Input

Requirements: No hospital privileges required, no on-call responsibilities.

1 Physician

Ongoing Locum opportunities Monday-Wednesday daytime hours, when coverage is needed.

Regular Tuesday session available.

AVI Health Centre
Kevin Hornbrook, Clinic Manager
250-754-9111 ext. 3211 (or option 6 on the phone tree)
Kevin.Hornbrook@avi.org

OAT/Substance Use Services Locum:

Low-barrier OAT and Substance Use Sessions, relevant education and training to prescribe opioid agonist treatment as outlined in standards, Community Health Centre.

EMR: Input

Requirements: No hospital privileges required, no on-call responsibilities.

**NEW  – Dr. Cody Van Valkenburg  July 25 – August 5, 2022

Caledonian Medical Clinic                       Lisa Wall or Donna Thompson, Clinic Managers 

250-753-3202 | donna.thompson@caledonianclinic.ca

EMR: Intrahealth

Requirements: Clinical coverage only. One maternity patient, and a limited number of pediatric patients. No hospital or emerg.

1 Physician Long-term Locum

Gracemed Clinic
Mabel Houghton, Office Manager
250-755-4031
gracemedclinic@shaw.ca

EMR: Profile/ Intrahealth

Requirements: No special requirements

Dr. Bill Ehman

May 9 – 27, 2022

Family Practice Clinic 
Diane 
250 758 1711| dmcfpc@shaw.ca 


EMR: Oscar


Requirements: The locum would be joining a family practice which consists of seven family practitioners with a full complement of support staff. Dr. Ehman has a full general practice with patients of all ages which he sees in clinic Mondays to Thursdays.  Hospital privileges are not required. In-office coverage only.

**NEW - Dr. Breakey August 8 - 12 (option to extend)

Medical Arts
Joanne Baron, Scheduler
250-753-3431 | schedule@medicalartscentre.com


EMR: Intrahealth


Requirements: Small practice (not too many transactions to review) in a large clinic with a busy urgent primary care centre/walk-in. Flexible clinic hours. Ideally will cover one 3-4 hour walk-in-clinic shift per week - more if desired. Inpatient care is available but optional. Prenatal care is available but optional. 

Dr. Montgomery May 1 - July 31, 2022

Medical Arts
Greg Simmons, Clinic Manager  
250-753-3431 | gregorysimmons@medicalartscentre.com


EMR: Intrahealth


Requirements: Hospital privileges are a plus but not required

1 Physician May 1 – July 30, 2022

Medical Arts
Greg Simmons, Clinic Manager  
250-753-3431 | gregorysimmons@medicalartscentre.com


EMR: Intrahealth


Requirements: Hospital privileges are a plus but not required

Dr. Sidney Morrison & Dr. Breakey October 3rd, 2022 - July 30th 2023

Medical Arts
Joanne Baron, Scheduler 
Phone: 250-753-3431 | schedule@medicalartscentre.com


EMR: Intrahealth (Profile)


Requirements: A medium-long term locum opportunity in a well run practice with a bustling Urgent Primary Care Center. The practice is well supported by an in-house interprofessional team of RNs, social work, mental health, and pharmacy. Multiple colleagues are available for support with medical and billing questions; and coverage when you go away for vacation or special interest weeks. Our two practices combine together to make a single practice of approximately 850 patients. Practice hours are flexible and the practice style is flexible too - in-office procedures, inpatient care, longitudinal prenatal care, and obstetrics shifts are available if desired. This locum would also be suitable for a joint-locum if two colleagues wished to practice together (there are two offices available). Whether it is one part time locum, or two full time locums, appointments will always be filled.

Dr. Jenny Bell

June 24 - July  26, 2022 

(any times or availability - part or full days)

Wallace Street Medical 
Shanda Birch, Practice Manager  
Phone 250-591-9622 | shanda@wallaceclinic.ca
EMR: Accuro
Requirements: Office-based Family Practice skills. No extra requirements.
 1 Physician  ongoing, any dates possible in 2022 Wallace Street Medical 
Shanda Birch, Practice Manager  
Phone 250-591-9622 | shanda@wallaceclinic.ca
EMR: Accuro
Requirements: No extra requirements
1 Physician   ASAP - May 27, 2022

Wellington Medical Clinic
Crystal Parenteau, Clinic Manager  
250-740-2126 I  manager.wellmedclinic@shaw.ca 

EMR: Accuro

Requirements: Hospital privileges are a plus but not required

Dr. David Sims

Flexible 2 weeks with Nov 2022 

and/or

Flexible 2 weeks within Feb 2023

Wellington Medical Clinic
Crystal Parenteau, Clinic Manager  
250-740-2126 I  manager.wellmedclinic@shaw.ca 

EMR: Accuro

Requirements: Min 3.5d/week, option to increase to max of 5d/week if availability permits. Hospital coverage is a ideal, but not required. OB is also ideal, but not required.

Note: Overhead negotiable if able to provide coverage for both November 2022 and February 2023

Dr. Ryan Kurytnik

Multiple Dates Needed: 

 June 27 -  July 1

 

July 11 - 15 2022

Wellington Medical Clinic
Crystal Parenteau, Clinic Manager  
250-740-2126 I  manager.wellmedclinic@shaw.ca 

EMR: Accuro

Requirements: Hospital privileges are a plus but not required

Dr. David Sims

Aug 4-12, 2022 

Wellington Medical Clinic
Crystal Parenteau, Clinic Manager  
250-740-2126 I  manager.wellmedclinic@shaw.ca 

EMR: Accuro

Requirements:  At least 3.5 days per week in the clinic; this may be flexible with more time in the clinic, not less—overhead 2.5%  Ideally have hospital privileges but not required.

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Career Opportunities

If you are interested in arranging a site visit with one or more clinics, please contact Regan Grill by email or call (250) 591-1200. 

Opportunities Available Closing Date Clinic
Full Time or Part Time  Open until filled Addictions & Recovery Clinic Nanaimo. More Info >
Full Time  Open until filled Caledonian Clinic Ltd. More Info >
Full Time, Part Time, & Locum  Open until filled Gracemed Clinic More Info >
Full Time & Part Time  Open until filled Medical Arts Centre More Info >
Practice Take Over  Open until December 2022 Medicine Cabinet Clinic More Info >
Full Time & Part Time  Open until filled

Sow's Ear Medical, Full Time More Info >

Sow's Ear Medical, Full Time More Info >

Sow's Ear Medical, Part Time More Info >

Full Time  Open until filled  Trew Beginnings, More Info >
Full Time Open until filled Wellington Medical Clinic More Info >

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