Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Primary Care Physician (0.5 FTE)

We are seeking a Primary Care Physician who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the Primary Care team at Kilala Lelum Health Centre. KL’s aim is to provide healthcare services through a culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach. The PC Physician will support the program by providing holistic, collaborative medical care to members (patients) accessing the primary care clinic.

Job Summary:

The Primary Care Physician will work in an environment dedicated to Indigenous health and wellness alongside and in collaboration with a team of primary care providers, including other Physicians, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners. This team aims to provide culturally-safe and effective primary care for people of all nations that is both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness, substance use disorder, or concurrent disorders. Our goal is to meet the holistic needs of the patient and to provide access to services and integration across the care continuum.  

The PC Physician must embrace the “patient medical home+” model of care and support continuous quality improvement, clinical education, and research. The PC Physician should embrace the core values of KL, which include: the promotion of equity & wellness, respect, kindness, and Indigenous cultures and knowledge. 

Under the guidance of the Primary Care Co-Leads, KL Physicians work to uphold best practice guidelines and, in conjunction with the Indigenous Health Lead, help create a working partnership model of care with Indigenous Elders and traditional Knowledge Keepers. The aim of this collaboration is to facilitate the inclusion of Indigenous health and wellness practices and approaches in the primary care setting. 

This role will also work closely with a multidisciplinary team of Medical Office Assistants, Elders, Outreach Workers, Social Workers, Dieticians, Counsellors, and Peer-Community Health Workers.

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Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Primary Care Co-Leads and the Executive Director.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please email Lauren Leslie, HR Coordinator (lauren.leslie@uihhc.ca) detailing your interest in the position.