Family Practice

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Eagle Ridge Medical Clinic
Family Practice
Salt Spring Island
Shift/Hours of Work
Clinic hours are normally 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to FridayOn call ER hours are mostly 12-hour shifts, daytime or night
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including: Fee premium - 10.99%, MOCAP covered on-call
Community Information

Salt Spring Island is the largest of the Gulf Islands off the east coast of Vancouver Island.  Located halfway between Victoria and Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island is readily accessible by regularly-scheduled ferry and float plane services.

The year-round population of 12,000 residents swells significantly in spring and summer with the beginning of the Gulf Islands tourism season.  The island offers a unique lifestyle and amongst others, its citizens include a mix of artisans, musicians and entrepreneurs.  The population ranges from younger families, supported with access to a full K-12 complement of schools emphasizing social responsibility and performing arts, to its more mature population.  Long term care and seniors housing is available on the island.

The community retains a rural atmosphere and is known as the Organic Gardening Capital of Canada.  There are vineyards, restaurants and lively Tuesday and Saturday markets.  The island lends itself to a wide variety of outdoor pursuits ranging from exploring the beaches to hiking, golfing and watersports that include fishing, sailing and kayaking.

Job Summary

The Eagle Ridge Clinic on Salt Spring Island has an opening through the months of May and June for a locum.  Physicians wishing to cover only a portion of this time are also welcome to contact the clinic manager.

The clinic has three practicing physicians, the EMR is MedAccess and the office is managed by an experienced and well-functioning team.  Locum physicians will have a combination of 3-4 days per week clinic, inpatient and residential care as well as ER call (12-16 hours per week although more may be available if interested) with strong second call support available if required. Locum coverage of clinic only (no hospital or ER) would also be considered.

The Lady Minto Hospital has 19 acute care beds, one palliative suite and 29 extended care beds.  Greenwoods Eldercare provides complex care with 51 beds.


Education, Training and Experience

Full Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
Hospital privileges - required
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - desired
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - desired
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - desired
Emergency Experience - desired


For more information and to apply, please contact:

Jane Goodall (Clinic Manager) or Janine Gowans (Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice)

jane.eagleridge@outlook.com or jgowans@divisionsbc.ca

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.