6 Month Mat Leave Coverage, Great Opportunity for New Grads!

Dr. Sandy Chuang
February 10, 2019
5017 47A Ave, Delta, Canada
Physician or Clinic Telephone
(604) 946-1168 / Please use "Apply Online", which will email Dr. Chuang directly
Proposed Dates
Jul 2, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
Either full-time or part-time
Maternity leave locum needed for an established group family practice located in the heart of Ladner Village, 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.
This is an excellent opportunity for new grads to start in a well-organized and supported practice.
Dates: July 2, 2019 – December 31, 2019
The physician would be grateful to spend 6 months with the baby, but the end date flexible.
The physician has two colleagues with 7 and 30+ years of experience in the community.
Physicians share a similar philosophy about medicine and they cover each other’s patients as needed.
Physician colleagues are happy to mentor.
MOAs have 4 to 18+ years of experience in the community.
MOAs live locally, with good knowledge of the patients, the specialist offices, and Delta Hospital.
MOAs bring home-baked goods weekly and really look after the well-being of the physicians.
The physician hosts a WhatsApp group for physicians new to the community.
This WhatsApp group is a safe environment for physicians to ask questions and share information.
The locum is welcome to join the group.
The physician will share an up-to-date list of consultants, allied health, and community resources.
Office and office manager have been in the community for 40+ years.
Office interior was renovated in 2018.
The physician has 3 rooms: 2 spacious exam rooms with automatic BP cuffs, 1 private office for charting.
Digital scale in the hallway.
EMR: Wolf
The physician keeps meticulous EMR. E.g. medication lists are updated per consult notes showing med changes, and surgical history is updated as surgeries occur.
The physician is a PSP Peer Mentor for the Wolf EMR and has a good knowledge of the EMR.
Everything is done electronically unless a physical signature is required.
Patient load: 30 – 35 patients a day, 4 – 5 patients per hour. (Flexible)
Office is staffed Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.
The physician only books patients :
Mon/Tue/Thur 8 am – 3 pm
Wed 8 am – 2pm
Fri 8 am – 12 pm
Lunch break 12 – 1 pm
The number of days per week and start/end time are flexible for the locum.
Office is closed on all statutory holidays.
Patient demographics: good balance of longitudinal patients from newborn to geriatrics.
The practice has less than 10 patients on chronic narcotics. The physician is happy to write pre-dated triplicates for the locum to dispense at their discretion.
No walk-in component.
No after-hours on-call, home visit, nursing home, hospital, ER, or obstetrics.
After-hour on-call is covered by a group of physicians in the community.
The physician will take her share of after-hour calls before the met leave.
Split: 70/30.
Billing submission and tracking are all done by the office manager.
The physician typically bills $20-25K per month before overhead.
$20-25K includes MSP and uninsured services (form fee, driver's medical, etc.), and does not include aesthetic services.
Incentive fees: EMR is set up for tracking and billing for CDM, complex care, and GPSC incentives.
Locum will have a fair split of the incentives for the year of 2019.
Uninsured services are billed at Doctor of BC recommended rates. Payment by VISA, cash, cheque.
The physician has a small aesthetic component for Botox and SculpSure laser body contouring.
The physician is happy to train the locum in SculpSure treatment if interested.
Free physician and patient parking.
UBC medical students rotate with the physician regularly. Teaching is optional.


House Calls
Residential Care
Palliative Care
Surgical Assists
Solo Practice
Practice participating in the GPSC portal and provides longitudinal continuity of care
Rural Retention Premium
Daily Minimum
Locum payment based on
MSP Payments Received
Opportunity to join clinic as an associate?
Accomodation Arrangements?
Average Number of Patients Per Day
On Call
Overhead Split
Travel expenses reimbursed?
Family Practice Division
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