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Foundry Langley

Community: Langley, BC Name: Foundry Langley Address: 20616 Eastleigh Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4C3 Compensation Type: Salary Physician Parking Available (free or pay): Free Will Consider Partial or Part-time coverage (y/n): Yes

EMR: Telus CHR

General Description:

Foundry is removing barriers and increasing access to health and wellness services for young people aged 12–24 and their families through a network of youth-friendly centers across British Columbia and online. By offering integrated mental health care, substance use services, primary and sexual health care, youth and family peer support and social services, Foundry makes it easier for young people to find support in their communities. Online resources and virtual care further broaden Foundry's reach.


In accordance with a patient- and family-centered model of care and, in support of the Mission, Vision, Values, strategic direction and commitments of Encompass Support Services Society and Foundry BC, this position promotes a safe, respectful, and team-based care environment for patients, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting to the Foundry Langley Medical Director the Family Physician, along with the primary care team, provides episodic, enhanced and longitudinal services. They must be able, or willing to train, to support gender-affirming care, opioid agonist therapy and contraceptive support.

Interventions may be provided on a 1:1 basis, to families, on outreach and to group. Flexibility in hours and availability outside of typical office hours will be required to support drop-in hours and potential outreach.


A. Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provides team-based care with an interdisciplinary team (primary care, mental health, substance use, peer support, and social services);

  • Provides services, assessment, triage and support for youth in the areas of mental health, sexual health, physical health and substance use;

  • Provides proactive client care by using EMR supports and quality improvement initiatives and maximizes use and scope of interdisciplinary team members;

  • Monitors ongoing care, orders appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment

  • Provide care and guidance to patients when it comes to taking medication, as well as what side effects they may have, and any interactions that may take place with medication the patient is already taking;

  • Establishes priorities for management of health, diseases, disorders, and conditions; provides follow-up treatment; communicates with patients and families (as required) about health findings, diagnoses

  • and priorities, outcomes and prognoses; supports and counsels patients/clients/residents in their responses to diseases, disorders and conditions;

  • Performing physical exams including pelvic and pap exams if indicated;

  • Supporting sexual health care, requisitions, contraception, labs, etc.;

  • May provide gender-affirming care, including assessment, resources, referrals, etc.;

  • May provide addiction care involving medically assisted treatment (MAT) such as Opioid Agonist Treatment (suboxone, methadone, +/-kadian for opioid use disorder, or Naltrexone for alcohol use disorder;

  • May provide Medical Detox screening and withdrawal management;

  • May provide medications or other treatments, to reverse or mitigate the effects of opioid overdose;

  • Collaborate with mental health and substance use services including emergency mental health, MHSU ACT teams, Youth Detox, community-based substance use services, Urgent Short-Term Treatment and Assessment, MCFD and other youth-serving community partners;

  • Collaborates and consults with physicians, nurse practitioners or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose patient status;

  • May participate in research contributing to improved patient care and advances in primary care, health policy development and population health.

  • Maintains youth population health focus (ages 12 – 24) by implementing screening and health promotion activities for youth populations at risk.

  • May participate in interdisciplinary Foundry Langley staff education through case presentations, mentoring, role modeling and facilitating the exchange of knowledge; fosters health care partnerships.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures related to primary care, interdisciplinary care, and health system practices.

  • Participates in team meetings, case conferences and organizational initiatives;

  • Provides trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, gender-affirming, de-colonial and anti-racist principles of care;

  • Uses a harm reduction approach to care;

  • May take part in quality improvement initiatives to improve client outcomes, including projects across acute and community care that support service improvements for clients;

  • May provide learning opportunities and support for students and residents attached to the teams;

  • Performs other duties as required/assigned.


B. Qualifications & Experience


Education and Knowledge

  • A medical degree and eligibility for licensure, in good standing, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

  • Training and Experience

  • Eligibility for a faculty appointment with University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine is an asset.

  • Enthusiasm for and experience working with young adults and adolescents is required.


Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the following areas:

    • Reproductive health, including sexual health and STI prevention and treatment;

    • Common physical and emotional problems of young people;

    • Child and adolescent physical, psychological and social development;

    • Harm reduction strategies for young people;

    • Health promotion and prevention strategies;

    • Gender-Affirming Care;

    • Awareness of and respect for diverse cultural beliefs and practices;

    • The unique ethical, legal and confidentiality issues in caring for young people; and

    • Hospital and community resources for young people.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team (primary care, mental health, substance use, peer support and social services);

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to help others to use the same analytical thought processes; and

  • Ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices, and the ability to introduce education and evidence-based research;

  • Ability to assess and recognize population health trends;

  • Ability to plan and implement strategies for population based on prevention and health promotion;

  • Ability to implement and evaluate planned change;

  • Ability to transfer knowledge as appropriate;

  • Ability to identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient care;

  • Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional development, educational or consultative assistance when appropriate;

  • Empathic and compassionate, with good listening skills and creative thinking;

  • Proficient in comprehensive screening and assessment practices using established standardized measures and approaches;

  • Knowledge and experience working with vulnerable youth population;

  • Knowledge of systemic issues and risk factors facing underrepresented groups including 2SLGBTQIA+ and Indigenous youth and young adults;

  • Knowledge and respect of the diversity of the BC population;

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills, ability to gather and process information to support the organization and its team;

  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings;

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, decolonial, anti-racist and gender-affirming principles of care;

  • Providing patient-centered care by:

    • empowering and advocating for patients and their decisions and choices, and

    • incorporating patients’ values, beliefs and cultural practices in care plans and service deliver.

  • Effective listening and consensus-building skills that promote communication and a cooperative approach to problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Ability to work effectively with others in a multicultural environment, independently and as part of a team, including understanding the frameworks of other disciplines.

  • High degree of self-awareness and capacity to apply and maintain professional integrity, boundaries and confidentiality Qualifications and Experience Required: Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License (Full), Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) To find out how to join our team, please contact our Membership Lead, Simone Sharma at Simone.sharma@ldfp.org or call 604 -510-5081.






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