Family Practice

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Part Time
Wavecrest Medical Clinic
Family Practice
Shift/Hours of Work
2.5 days per week (Monday afternoon, Wednesday and Friday all day)
Fee for Service
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural SubsidiaryAgreement (RSA) including: Recruitment Incentive - $10,000; Fee Premium – 6.93%; Annual Flat Fee - $6,058; Rural CME - $2,200/annum in years 3 & 4 in the community, increasing to a maximum of $4,400/annum after 4 years.
Community Information
Situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Comox Valley is comprised of the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland and the idyllic rural areas from Fanny Bay in the south to Black Creek in the north, and includes the islands of Hornby and Denman. The Comox Valley is one of the Island’s best-kept secrets!

Surrounded by majestic mountains, rushing rivers, lush rainforests and shimmering seas, this region is highly attractive to those seeking variety and a superb quality of life, as well as affordable housing. A great place to raise a family, we have a strong sense of community and a shared spirit of cooperation. We are one of the fastest growing areas in Canada and educational facilities range from elementary to full degree programs at the North Island College.

The valley enjoys short mild winters and warm dry summers. The Comox Valley is also host to over 50 annual festivals, and the local Sid Williams Theatre provides year-round performing arts. For great boutique shopping, go to 5th Street in Courtenay and visit the local restaurants, farmers market and vineyards for the renowned local food scene.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Mount Washington Ski resort, which has 1700 acres of terrain, is only 30 minutes outside the city. World-renowned mountain biking trails that can be ridden year round are located in Cumberland. Furthermore, the beautiful west coast community of Tofino is only 2.5 hours away. A typical weekend in the region can include superb salmon fishing, paddle boarding at Goose Spit or on Comox Lake, a tube float down the Puntledge River, or time spent on a patio at one of the three local micro-breweries.

The physician community is welcoming and collegial with 15 full-service medical clinics, two walk-in clinics and a military base clinic. We are currently served by Comox Valley Hospital, a new 153-bed acute care facility.

Job Summary

The Vision: a 4 physician efficient, modern clinic, adjacent to the new hospital that offers full service care, bridging hospital to community and birth to death. Our patients should find this space comfortable, professional and accessible. Providers should find the space professionally satisfying, financially rewarding and sustainable.

The Values: We value positivity, kindness, respect and integrity. We are committed to building a space that supports balance, efficiency, environmental sustainability, equitability, and cultural humility.

The Team: We hope that physician who joins us will share similar goals and values. We expect that they will take on a reasonable share of the clinic operations, ideally along the lines of their strengths and passions- and dividing the remaining work equitably. Expenses will be shared evenly and in a predictable, clear manner.

What we can offer: 2.5 office days/physician/week, 2 exam room per physician, semi-private shared work space (2 physicans/space), flexible approach to sharing start-up, equipment and renovation costs, close proximity to the hospital, a respectful and collegial work environment with three physicians who are passionate about work, family and life, both within and outside of medicine.

We hope you consider joining us on this exciting new venture!

Dr. Sara Sandwith and Dr. Suzanne Watters


Education, Training and Experience

Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia


Dr. Suzanne Watters
106-382 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, BC
V9N 9E5

250-465-1098 cell phone

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.