• Part Time
  • Nanaimo
  • 195 CAD / Hour

Website AVI Health and Community Services

The AVI Nanaimo Community Health Centre (CHC) is looking for Addiction Medicine and/or Family Physicians to work within a multi-disciplinary team providing low barrier, trauma informed health care to some of Nanaimo’s most vulnerable community members. AVI Nanaimo is located on Victoria Road, just outside of downtown.
Physicians will work in collaboration with nurses, care coordinators, system navigators, support workers, educators, peer support workers and counsellors to provide wrap-around supports and holistic care.

AVI aims to address the health inequities faced by people who experience substance use and mental health challenges, people living with and at-risk of HIV, HCV and other blood borne illnesses, people who are unstably housed, those who are indigenous, from racialized groups, who are gender diverse and part of the 2S/LGBTQ+ community.

AVI also provides a Prescribed Alternatives program offering primarily witnessed fentanyl options along with other medications for people at significant risk of drug poisoning. The program has been operating since 2021 and has demonstrated positive outcomes on the health and wellbeing of participants. The program integrates with our addiction medicine/OAT practice and participants can move seamlessly between the programs depending on need and acuity.

We are looking for physicians who can provide one or more of the following services, dependent on individual preference:
• Assessment and provision of Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT)
• Assessment and prescribing of witnessed fentanyl options and injectable OAT for participants of AVI’s Prescribed Alternatives program in line with established protocols and policies
• Primary care for People living with HIV
• Screening and Assessment of STI’s and viral blood-borne illnesses
• Assessment and prescribing of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for patients to manage risk of HIV
• Other primary care for acute and chronic medical conditions.

Billing for MSP and MPRSD is handled by clinic staff and patient volumes are set in collaboration with the physician

Education, Training and Experience:
• ISAM, ABAM or CCFP CAC (AM) certification, or AM Fellowship
• Clinical Management of HIV course is an asset

Start Date: Some shifts available starting June 1st and July 2nd, 2024
Shift/Hours of Work: 4 or 8 hours shifts Monday-Sunday between 9 and 5 for the equivalent of 30 hours/week
Remuneration: $195/hr

Nanaimo Community Information
Nanaimo, an exciting urban community with a breathtaking waterfront, provides an opportunity to enjoy an active exciting lifestyle with a multitude of year-round recreational opportunities including golf, mountain biking and walking trails, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing, or dive to explore three artificial reefs created by wrecks sunk in the harbour. In winter, both downhill and cross-country skiing can be enjoyed at Mount Washington, just 1.5 hours north. This vibrant, growing city of 120,000, is a great place to raise a family and boasts its own symphony and theatre, offers post-secondary education at the Vancouver Island University, is just 15 minutes by seaplane or ferry to downtown Vancouver and a pleasant drive to Victoria.

To apply for this job email your details to nandita.cherukot@avi.org