Family Practice

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Part Time
Denman Medical Clinic
Family Practice
Denman Island
Shift/Hours of Work
Clinic Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed from 12:00 - 1:00).  Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fee for Service
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:  Recruitment Incentive - $10,000, Fee Premium – 9.56%, Annual Flat Fee – $8,354, Rural CME starting at $2,200 /annum after 2 years in the community increasing to a maximum of $4,400/annum after 4 years.
Community Information

Denman Island is one of the northern gulf islands situated about a 12- minute ferry ride off the east coast of Vancouver Island – just south of Courtenay/Comox.

This charming natural paradise is home to approximately 1100 full-time residents – chief among them, artists, craft people, farmers, academics and professionals – all bearing a large measure of self-reliance.

Famous for its varied festivals, community events and abundant potlucks, Denman Island loves to showcase its hospitality.  Visitors flock to the island for the renowned Xmas Craft Fair, the hugely popular Readers and Writers Festival and the wildly successful conservancy fundraiser – the House and Garden Tour.  Sporting events and dances are all-age affairs, reminiscent of earlier days.  Concerts Denman brings international acts of the highest caliber to the Community Hall.

The island has a beautiful medical clinic that currently provides space for three part-time physicians, public health, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and varied counseling services.  A volunteer board oversees management of the clinic.

On island Ambulance and Fire Services (first responders) round out emergency medical response.  The Home and Community care team, serving Denman and Hornby islands is second to none.

Job Summary

Opportunity to fill the aspects of care covered by a retiring physician which includes office gynecology, including pap smears, in-home care of the frail elderly /palliative patients in the community and sharing call coverage.  The office has caring and competent staff with EMR set up scheduled in Jan 2017.  Overhead expenses are 20% of gross billings.

The retiring physician currently practices between 15-20 hours/month in office and provides 20 hours/month in-home care of frail elderly/palliative patients.  Weekend on call is 1/3. Should this be of interest, the non-urgent care of the elderly in the community can easily be done (and has been done) on bicycle.


Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
ACLS - Mandatory
ATLS, PALS, ER and Obstetrics experience - Desired


For further information please contact:

Dr. Doreen Tetz
Phone: 250-335-2260
Fax:    1-866-887-5719
Email:  dtetz@telus.net

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.