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Family Physician

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Niagara Falls Community Health Centre

Job title: Family Physician, Full Time Permanent (37.5 hours/week)
Work Location: Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
Starting Salary: $285,238.08 per year

Why considering working at the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre?

We operate from a team-based model of care where clients are supported by an interdisciplinary team (not one healthcare provider). We strive to service our local community with a specialized focus on individuals that have barriers to care and to provide accessible, integrated care. We are a progressive team who value innovation, diversity and inclusion, and passion for upstream healthcare.

Clinical Advantages:

  • Collaborate with onsite supports and services to achieve patient outcomes by being part of a diverse interdisciplinary health team including access to other primary care providers, dietician support, occupational therapy, physical rehabilitation services, counselling, system navigation services, and a dental team.
  • Access to a full range of virtual tools and services – NFCHC utilizes Accuro EMR, patient messaging, video platforms, Clinical Connect, eConsult, ePrescribe, Hospital Report Manager, and OLIS.
  • Opportunities to develop expertise in clinical areas of interest.
  • Flexible work environment to have the opportunity to be a leader in the CHC sector through participation in community and provincial priorities.
  • Time to devote to clients and their families, thus removing barriers and building trusting relationships.
  • Supported as a physician to view health not only as the absence or management of disease as in the medical model, but to view it as a client centred approach that ensures accessible services and empowers individuals, families, and communities.
  • Onsite Practice Based Small Group (PBSG) group and Continuing Medical Education days all pre-arranged by the organization with input from clinicians.

Administrative Advantages:

  • No overhead expenses/ no billing – NFCHC is a fully salaried model that offers consistency and stability.
  • Management of personnel handled by Administration.
  • Administration is responsible for all organizational, human resources, and clinical operations.
  • All office and information technology is handled by Administration.
  • NO OHIP billings or billing expenses

Lifestyle Advantages:

  • Flexible work environment – NFCHC supports work-life balance and family commitments
  • Regularly scheduled hours of work with limited after hours
  • Paid vacation (4 weeks to start)
  • Paid sick and personal day benefits (10 days)
  • Paid continuing education days and continuing education funds
  • Member of HOOPP pension plan
  • Progressive health and dental benefits for all employees and family members

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Provides client diagnosis, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in person and virtually in accordance with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario standards of practice and NFCHC organizational standards.
  • Responisble to build and support a team based client roster.
  • Delivers care to the full age spectrum of patients and specialized populations that include (but not limited to): trans care, newcomers to Canada, palliative care, victims of human trafficking, etc.
  • Practices utilizing a client-centered approach that ensures accessible services and empowers individuals, families, and communities.
  • Participates and leads quality assurance practices utilizing evidence-based best practice guidelines.
  • Contributes to the development, implementation, and evaluation of medical protocols and directives.
  • Participate in team meetings, committee work, and community/provincial driven initiatives as appropriate to support both service delivery and organizational goals.
  • Natural leader in an interdisciplinary team and active participant in collaborative care.



  • A medical degree from a recognized university.
  • Licensed to practice as per the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).
  • Registered and in good standing with the CPSO.
  • Current professional liability insurance.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience practicing in a clinical setting, community setting preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ of experience in providing care to socially and medically complex patients
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboration and working within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience and highly proficient in Electronic Medical Records and use of virtual care tools (onsite training available).

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to practice utilizing a client-centred approach with a strong understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health on patient care management.
  • Excellent time management skills with the demonstrated ability to effectively set priorities and complete required tasks.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal team and external partners.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to an evolving environment
  • Demonstration of interpersonal skills with the ability to listen effectively and positively collaborate with others and clients.
  • Ability to effectively identify problems and collaborate with others towards a solution.
  • Proven ability to lead and/or participate in research and quality improvement initiatives

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Carolyn Dyer: