Welcome to the Cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows (Ridge Meadows), located 45 minutes out of Vancouver, between Golden Ears Provincial Park and Pitt Lake.A beautiful suburb where residents enjoy outdoor sporting and West Coast adventure activities all year round, a vibrant arts and culture community and affordable housing, it is no surprise that Ridge Meadows is one of the fastest growing regions in Metro Vancouver.
INTRODUCING THE RIDGE MEADOWS WELLNESS CENTRE
In Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, more than 18,000 residents are in need of a primary care provider, many with complex care needs. Based on a team-based model of care, this brand new, community hub will foster patient attachment and access to services prioritized by local physicians.
The Ridge Meadows Wellness Centre will co-locate the following clinics and services:
- an urgent and primary care centre
- a primary care clinic
- chronic pain services
- seniors services
- integrated chronic care services
- adult mental health and substance use services
- child and youth mental health and substance use service
- Primary Care Network clinic service team
- Primary Care Network support service team
- rehab and education spaces
The Ridge Meadows Wellness Centre is the first Primary Care Network centre in BC designed through a collaborative decision-making process between local physicians, the health authority and partner organizations. Enjoy an exciting opportunity to shape the culture and operations of this new, provincial model for team-based patient care.
*Must be eligible for Full Registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
A DIFFERENT COMPENSATION MODEL
Looking for some different than fee-for-service? The Alternative Payment Plan contract offers income stability to help navigate uncertain global health conditions. Our reasonable patient attachment goals will allow you the flexibility to explore other service options, such as working as a hospitalist, or simply enjoy a more relaxed work/life balance. As well, being employed by the health authority instead of as independent contractor will allow you the freedom to focus exclusively on the work you love to do, and for what brought you into the medical profession in the first place: patient care.
TEAM-BASED CARE: OPTIMIZE YOUR SCOPE
Work as part of an interdisciplinary team so that you can connect your patients to the service/s they need (at no cost to them) and the burden of care will not rest solely on your shoulders. The team of allied health professionals that will be working to support you and your patients will include:
- a seniors outreach coordinator/social worker,
- a seniors service team, social workers/counsellors,
- an Indigenous cultural advisor,
- a physiotherapist/pain coach
- and a child and youth counsellor.
In addition, on-site specialists available to support you and your patients on a rotating basis will include
- a psychiatrist,
- a pain specialist,
- a geriatrician,
- a cardiologist,
- and an endocrinologist.
Plans are underway to expand the team to include a pharmacist, an occupational therapist, a dietician and a maternal nurse.
MAKE AN IMPACT
With the support of our Primary Care Network service team—including a seniors outreach coordinator/social worker, a seniors service team, social workers/counsellors, an Indigenous cultural advisor, a physiotherapist/pain coach and a child and youth counsellor, and specialists—you will be supported with the resources and services to attach the region’s most vulnerable populations.
SHARE YOUR PANEL
Interested in trying the team-based model but still want the freedom to engage in other practice options? Explore practicing in innovative ways with part-time options that will allow you to share your patient panel with other general practitioners and nurse practitioners based in the clinic.
Do you have a passion for supporting seniors, adult mental health, child and youth mental health and substance use, chronic disease or chronic pain? Specialists, including a psychiatrist, pain specialist, geriatrician, cardiologist and endocrinologist will be available on a rotating basis to provide consultation support to Ridge Meadows physicians. This support will position you to develop a subspecialty in these areas.
ABOUT MAPLE RIDGE AND PITT MEADOWS
The Ridge Meadows area offers a family-friendly lifestyle, with the average cost of a house approximately half of its Vancouver equivalent, and a range of world-class public and private schooling options—Meadowridge School, an International Baccalaureate program. Just steps from the city, enjoy exploring the over 100 km of trails in local parks, including the spectacular Golden Ears Provincial Park. Ridge Meadows is within a one-hour drive to both international and domestic airports—as well as cross-border shopping opportunities in the United States.
“My kids go to a good school, we can ski in the winter and kayak in the summer, and the community has been really friendly and welcoming to us. Ridge Meadows is just a great place.” – New to Ridge Meadows physician.
Experience a welcoming medical community where your voice will be heard and community-wide collaboration is supported. As a new-to-our-community physician, you will be invited to enjoy a mentorship program, where you will be matched with a seasoned family physician to help you get orientated and established.
The Division will also support you over the long term by hosting local CME sessions, organizing social events such as our summer BBQ, advocating for your family practice, or facilitating physician-led patient care improvement initiatives that engage the entire medical community. For example, during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division engaged over 500 physicians, nurse practitioners, specialists, MOAs and community partners in virtual meetings to develop a united, collaborative and cohesive local response to the health crisis, resulting in such pioneering initiatives as a temporary "pop-up" clinic designed to provide a safe space for in-person patient care during COVID-19.
“The Ridge Meadows Division has been a leader in the province when it comes to including specialists at the table. They recognize that physicians of all stripes need to work side by side to improve patient care.” – Dr. Mathew Chow, Incoming President, Doctors of BC.
Other supports and opportunities in our medical community include:
- Ridge Meadows hospital, a full-service hospital that provides 24/7 emergency care, surgery, maternity, critical care, a new MRI department, and a host of other services.
- A vibrant community of approximately 40 specialists who regularly collaborate with family physicians through patient care improvement initiatives.
- A child and youth mental health and substance use support centre called Foundry.
- Physician networks designed to foster subspecialties in adult mental health and addictions, women’s health, male health, chronic pain, seniors, maternity, children and youth, and end of life.
Ridge Meadows is also home to two Primary Care Networks, part of a new, robust and integrated system of care launching across BC to increase patient attachment and access to quality primary health care that effectively meets their needs.
LET US SHOW YOU AROUND
Experience what practicing in Ridge Meadows is like first-hand by participating in a tour of the area. The tour will include airport pick-up, supporting to arrange accommodations, visits to medical facilities and the hospital, luncheon with member physicians and local mayors—along with whatever priorities you may have.
During COVID-19, we are also happy to provide you with virtual tour options.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
Salary: $250,000.00-$270,000.00 per year