Family Practice, Urgent Care Centre

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Part Time or Full Time
Oceanside Health Centre
489 Alberni Hwy
Parksville, British Columbia  V9P 1J9
Family Practice
Guaranteed minimum with top-up based on MSP billing
Community Information

The friendly city of Parksville, population 47,000, is a picturesque scenic seaside community located on the east side of Vancouver Island. 

With its temperate climate, expansive sandy beach and easy access to a host of recreational activities, Parksville offers an enviable West Coast lifestyle.  The major centres of Nanaimo and Victoria are readily accessible via the Island Parkway, and regularly scheduled ferry, air and float plane services from Nanaimo offer easy access to Vancouver.

Job Summary

The Oceanside Health Centre Urgent Care is a multidisciplinary environment with physicians, nurse practitioners and emergency-trained RNs that provides urgent and emergent but not critical medical care to the Oceanside area on Vancouver Island. The Urgent Care is open from 0730-2230 daily and physicians usually work 8-hour shifts. Emergency certification is not required, but physicians working here should be comfortable providing acute non-critical care.

Patients are triaged by trained RNs according to the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) and are seen by either a physician or a nurse practitioner. There is onsite medical imaging with x-ray and ultrasound and limited lab services are available via point-of-care testing.  There is a large formulary of IV, oral and other medications as well as casting and splinting equipment. There are no overnight beds. Patients requiring a higher level of care are transferred to the regional referral hospital, which is 30 minutes away and has a no-refusal policy.

Other services offered at the Oceanside Health Centre include adult and geriatric psychiatry, medical daycare, ambulatory wound care, primary care, community care (mental health, home and community care, home support, diabetes education, and seniors health), and an out-patient lab.

Candidates may apply to work full-time, half-time or casually.


Education, Training and Experience

• Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) or Canadian College of Family Practitioners - Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM)
• Eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
• Candidates with urgent care or emergency experience will be considered an asset


To apply, please send your CV to:

Dr. Drew Digney
Island Health
1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, BC   V9S 2B7
Fax:  250-716-7747  /  Email:  physicians@viha.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.