Opportunities for Physician Support - COVID-19
Redeployment opportunities during COVID-19
The Ministry of Health is seeking community family physicians who are interested in potential redeployment opportunities as part of the COVID-19 response this fall and winter. This need is not immediate, but it is important to be prepared in the event that landscape changes in the weeks and months to come.
Physicians would potentially be available to provide:
- Shift coverage for hospitalists
- Care at Long Term Care sites
- Primary care for patients with COVID-19 through designated Urgent and Primary Care Centres and clinics (respiratory care centres)
Physicians and nurse practitioners will need to be privileged through the health authority in order to be eligible for redeployment. The College of Physicians and Surgeons and the BC College of Nurses and Midwives are supportive of this redeployment with the appropriate credentialing, and with practitioners working within their scope and standards of practice.
More information and health authority contacts are listed here.