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EOI Whitehorse Walk-in Medical Clinic Physicians

Program and Facility Profiles

The Whitehorse Walk-in Medical Clinic will provide timely access to person-centered, trauma informed, primary health care for Yukoners. Services at the clinic will take an integrated, team-based approach by utilizing a variety of trained professionals to provide services best suited to their scope of practice and patients’ needs. The clinic will offer care for non-urgent conditions, especially for Yukoners who lack a dedicated primary care provider or those experiencing appointment delays. A temporary facility has been identified at 9010 Quartz Road. This location includes a waiting room, reception area, private clinic rooms, and general office space for primary care practitioners and allied health professionals. Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 0900 – 1200 and 1300 – 1630. The clinic will close on statutory holidays. The facility and IT components will be acquired and maintained by the Government of Yukon. This includes the building, furniture, medical equipment, computers, and associated software, such as the electronic medical record (EMR)

Client Profile

Expected clients are Yukoners who need treatment for non-urgent conditions, where visiting another provider is not an option (either because they are unattached to a primary care provider or because they are unable to access a timely appointment). Yukoners across the age continuum will access the clinic for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, the completion of medically necessary procedures and services, for referrals to other services, and for written prescriptions.

Staffing Profile

The walk-in clinic will be staffed by an interdisciplinary health care team comprised of professionals from various disciplines working in collaboration to provide patient care.

Walk-in clinic model and physician services

  • Physicians will work within a collaborative care model supported by medical office assistants, licensed practical nurses, social workers and a clinic manager.
  • Allied health within the clinic will provide triaging, preliminary assessments, and support with referrals.
  • The clinic aims to connect Yukoners who lack a primary care provider with the most appropriate health services to address their needs, while also recognizing the importance of maintaining adequate access to family medicine throughout the territory.

Physician hours at the walk-in clinic

  • Half and full day shifts will be available.
  • Morning shift: 0900 – 1200.
  • Afternoon shift: 1300 – 1600.
  • These shifts can be counted towards A&A credits.
  • Administrative support for shadow billing specific to the walk-in clinic will be completed by clinic MOAs.
  • The responsibility for follow-up care will be managed within the scope of the walk-in clinic.
    • Physicians will not be expected to follow up on results they have ordered from the walk-in clinic outside of their scheduled walk-in clinic shifts.
    • Follow-up results will be reviewed by the team (physicians and nurse practitioners) when they become available.
    • Physicians who receive results for patients who are not attached to them should direct the results back to the walk-in clinic.

Scheduling

  • Shifts will be scheduled three months in advance by the Walk-in Clinic Manager.
  • We will request availability after the ER schedule comes out.
  • The completed Walk-in Clinic schedule will be sent out by the Clinic Manager within five days of receiving availability.
  • Physicians are responsible for shifts they are scheduled for.

Compensation

  • Compensation will be provided through a contract model.
  • Sustaining family practice and longitudinal primary care are also strong priorities, therefore the following rates have been set:
  • $230/hr for physicians with existing practices for the first two shifts worked at the clinic each month
  • $200/hr for physicians without a family practice or any shifts worked beyond the initial two per month

Applications

Applying physicians must hold a certificate of the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) and be licensed to practice in the Yukon.

Applications will open and be accepted between November 9, 2023, and November 20, 2023. Please complete and email the form on the next page to Jessica Murphy (jessica.murphy@yukon.ca).

Your application will be reviewed by a team including the three physicians listed below. Application reviews will take place Tuesday, November 21, 2023, and we will be requesting availability for the period of November 27 – December 22, 2023.

If you have questions or require more information, please contact Jessica Murphy, Director, Integrated Health Services at 867-332-7875 or Drs. Jake Morash (morashes@gmail.com), James Wilke (dr.jwilkie@gmail.com) or Pierre Richard (pierrerrichard@gmail.com).

This Expression of Interest does not commit the Department of Health and Social Services to award a contract.

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