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. Michael Rose

ASAP April 5 - May 31, 2023 (6-8 Weeks)


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

EMR: Accuro

Requirements: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (all day), and Friday (until noon). No hospital privileges are required. Have one DOD shift (Saturday, April 29,  walk-in clinic style for our clinic patients only from 9 am – 1 pm) ideal if possible, but not necessary. Overhead split can be discussed – Dr. Rose is on the LFP payment model. 

Dr. Danielle Downe

May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024

(1 year maternity leave coverage)

Anchor Family Medicine

Shannon Ryan, Clinic Manager |

EMR: MedAccess

Requirements: 2-2.5 days per week (Tuesday p.m., Wednesday a.m., Friday all day – some flexibility in days/hours), hospital/inpatient privileges so no weekend hospital call requirement. No OB but if preferred by locum Physician, is supported. Small procedures, biopsies, IUDs etc. Overhead is 70/30 split and 95/5 for any work done outside of the clinic (hospital/OB/home visits/LTC visits). The host Physician is enrolled under the LFP payment model. As such, the locum Physician will also be able to bill under the payment model.

Dr. Sidney Morrison & Dr. Breakey Oct. 3, 2022 - Jul. 30, 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.

Dr. Taylor Swanson


Jul. 4 - 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). Well managed practice. Very supportive colleagues. Excellent office manager who makes our lives easy!

Inpatient care optional (new funding available to support, if questions, ask).

Overhead split 80/20 if committing to the full two months

Dr. Lorne Goodall


Dr. Debra Harkness

Jun. 12 - 16, 2023

Jul. 27 - Aug. 25, 2023


Wallace Street Medical 
Shanda Birch, Practice Manager  
Phone 250-591-9622 |

EMR: Accuro

Requirements: Split is 80/20 with no evening/weekends or hospital coverage or call outs. Coverage request is for both Dr. Goodall and Dr. Harkness. They are both of holiday at the same time, and coverage for both is equal to 3 full days and 2 half days (5 full days if Locum Physician prefers). 

Dr. Kathleen Torrie Jun. 1 - Aug. 31, 2023

Sow's Ear Medical Clinic
Vicky Smith, Office Manager

EMR: MedAccess

Requirements: Locum opportunity for summer 2023 – dates flexible, but preferable to have coverage for 1-2 months. Office availability Monday-Friday, working hours are somewhat flexible. No hospital privileges are required, no on-call responsibilities, and no weekends. 70/30 locum split. Well-managed practice with supportive colleagues and excellent staff.

Dr. Kevin Martin

Jul. 3 - 7, 2023

Aug. 1 - 28, 2023

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

EMR: Accuro

Requirements: In-patient cover if possible

Dr. Meredith Borbandy

mid August 2023 - mid September 2023

(dates and duration very flexible)

Family Practice Clinic

Debby Cachej, Clinic Manager|

EMR: Oscar

Requirements: Physician requesting locum coverage is extremely flexible and can adjust both the timeframe and days per week. Diverse panel and fantastic clinic staff. Physician is on the NTP contract; Locum could claim under the new LFP model if desired. Appointments are a mix of in-person and virtual (virtual appts could be done from home).

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

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Career Opportunities

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

Opportunities Available Closing Date Clinic
2-3 Full Time Open until filled The Family Practice Clinic. More Info >

1 Part Time

December 31, 2023 Wallace Street Medical Clinic. More Info >

3 Full Time 

Open until filled

Caledonian Clinic Ltd. More Info >

Full Time, Part Time, & Locum 

Open until filled

Gracemed Clinic More Info >

2 Full Time & 2 Part Time 

January 1, 2024

Medical Arts Centre More Info >

2 Full Time 

Open until filled

Sow's Ear Medical, Full Time More Info >

1 Part Time 

Open until filled

Sow's Ear Medical, Part Time More Info >

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Image: Dr. Renier Janse van Rensburg, with patients Baby Uchman and Dr. Duda Uchman. 

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Our medical community has a variety of family practice and locum opportunities available! Clinic vacancies range from small family-run establishments to extensive complex care teaching facilities. Walk-in clinics, hospital shifts, or weekends off! Full-time, part-time, or locum shifts available - it is up to you!

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