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


  • 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


November 1 - December 31, 2022

Anchor Family Medicine 
Shannon Ryan, Clinic Manager

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). 

NOTE: 2023 need for coverage anticipated


1 Physician

Long-term Locum

ARC Addiction and Recovery Clinic
Alexander Marback - Manager

EMR: Accuro

Requirements: Monday to Friday 9 am - 4pm. Overhead Negotiable.

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)

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)

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.

1 Physician Long-term Locum

Gracemed Clinic
Mabel Houghton, Office Manager

EMR: Profile/ Intrahealth

Requirements: No special requirements

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

Medical Arts
Joanne Baron, Scheduler 
Phone: 250-753-3431 |

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.

 1 Physician  ongoing, any dates possible in 2022 Wallace Street Medical 
Shanda Birch, Practice Manager  
Phone 250-591-9622 |
EMR: Accuro
Requirements: No extra requirements
Dr. David Sims

Flexible 2 weeks with Nov 2022 


Flexible 2 weeks within Feb 2023

Wellington Medical Clinic
Crystal Parenteau, Clinic Manager  
250-740-2126 I 

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. Taylor Swanson

Mar. 1 - Sept. 2, 2023

Wellington Medical Clinic
Crystal Parenteau, Clinic Manager  
250-740-2126 I 

EMR: Accuro

Requirements: 3 days/week in office (Tues/Wed full days, Thurs afternoon and Fri morning). Inpatient care optional. Well managed practice. Very supportive colleagues. Excellent office manager who makes our lives easy!

Overhead split is negotiable if willing to commit long term.

If committing to 3-6 months, Physician requesting coverage is able to provide coverage if time-off is needed (a week here and there).

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Career Opportunities

If you are interested in arranging a site visit with one or more clinics, please contact Sarah Englouen 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 Anchor Family Medicine. 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 >
Full Time & Part Time  Open until filled

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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