InspireHealth, a leader in Canada in providing programs that integrate health and wellness programs into acute illness treatment, is seeking passionate Physicians (MDs) to join our team. We are seeking one part-time at 0.5 FTE and a locum to join our Vancouver centre.
Previous cancer treatment experience or experience with complementary medicine (i.e., acupuncture, etc.) is not a requirement for a physician to work at IH, as this is not the focus of our practice. We focus on healthy nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. We live by these principles in our own lives. Therefore, modeling health and well-being is a requirement for a physician at IH.
InspireHealth initiatives are designed to create an optimal cancer recovery environment supported by current evidence-based research. Integrative care actively engages patients to take charge of their health. By providing practical programs, patients are empowered to play an active role in their recovery.
With the long-term commitment from the BC Government to support the expansion of our vision, InspireHealth has the financial and staff resources to grow and help shape the future of health care.
The Family Physician is responsible for providing integrative cancer care services to patients and reaching out to our surrounding communities. You use a comprehensive whole-person approach to care, and believe that physicians must empower patients with evidence-based tools and compassion.
This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact and join a team that has provided integrative health and wellness care to over 7,200 British Columbians (BC) diagnosed with cancer since 1997.
Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, you will:
Provide integrative cancer care services to patients
Teach and facilitate patients and their families in IH programs
Reach out to the community through speaking engagements
Liaise with other healthcare professionals and outside agencies
Perform other related duties as required
As an InspireHealth Family Physician, you meet the following requirements:
Hold a MD degree
Registered and fully licensed as a physician in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (at time of appointment)
Currently enrolled with the Medical Services Plan
Have an active Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) membership
Have a minimum of two years of experience in the Canadian healthcare system in general practice or a specialty area, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
You are noted for having a holistic patient-centered philosophy and style with clinical skills supportive of patient empowerment and a compassionate presence. You have strong leadership, facilitation, and presentation skills, which will be called upon in this role. You possess excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
THE HEALING ENVIRONMENT
We operate within a cultural agreement of team work, self-responsibility, open communication, integrity, and self-care. We recognize that our personal growth has a direct impact on our ability to successfully realize our goals and provide the highest levels of service to our members. Each morning we meditate together as a team. Creating connection with oneself and one another through meditation contributes to the creation of the Centre’s ‘healing environment’.
This opportunity is ideal for individuals who:
Model health and well-being
Are dedicated to their own personal growth, well-being and health at the levels of mind, body and spirit
Are self-responsible and accountable
Are team-oriented and heart-centered
Are passionate about integrative care
We offer competitive compensation (with ongoing funding from the Ministry of Health), with no overhead or MSP billings. There are no on-call responsibilities and no off-site patient visits. To demonstrate our commitment to your optimal life-work balance, you will be eligible for up to 6 weeks off per year and the potential exists to work part time hours.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a resume along with a cover letter to our website: www.inspirehealth.ca/careers
You must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application.
We thank you for your interest and look forward to your application. We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted and we will not be accepting telephone calls.