Family Physician - Outreach
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre

Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre provides primary health care services with an emphasis on persons who experience barriers to health care access and health inequities. These services address the social determinants of health and include medical care, health promotion, illness prevention and community capacity building.

Our diverse and dynamic interdisciplinary team works collaboratively with clients and the community. We are passionate and dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to quality health care.

KDCHC has the most complex client population being served by primary health care professionals within Waterloo Region. We offer inter-disciplinary wrap-around supports to our clients in order to address the many socioeconomic barriers they may face.

We are currently launching a new program and expanding our team. We are enhancing our outreach team to provide primary care services “where our clients are”. We’ll offer increased service to those who are homeless or precariously housed, and who may experience mental health issues or addictions, in locations where they currently feel comfortable. This service will be part of an interdisciplinary, multi-agency outreach team that works from a relationship based, non-stigmatizing, non-oppressive and Harm Reduction approach.

As a member of this new team, you’ll participate and help to shape the development of this exciting new program. As a Family Physician, you will support the Outreach Nurse Practitioner through consultation. In addition, you’ll be a member of the highly-skilled and supportive KDCHC inter-disciplinary staff team and will provide service to our rostered clients.

We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Family Physician - Outreach

Regular Part-time (22.5 hours per week)

Position Description:

The Family Physician provides primary care services including participation in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services for individuals who are homeless or precariously housed and experience barriers related to mental health and addictions. The Physician will work collaboratively as a member of the KDCHC interdisciplinary team and a member of an Outreach multi-agency team. They will collaborate with other KDCHC Physicians to provide consultation support to the Nurse Practitioners. They will have rostered clients at the CHC. Some of their service delivery may be off site from the KDCHC main location.


  • Perform assessment, diagnosis, treatment, health education/counselling and other medical functions as required according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario standard of practice.
  • Make use of digital communication technology.
  • Participate in KDCHC on-call and coverage service as required.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of medical protocols and directives.
  • Contribute to chart documentation and participate in chart reviews and case conferences.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of treatment, education, counselling and health promotion programs and services for individuals and client populations as determined by KDCHC.
  • As a Student Supervisor, provide orientation, ongoing support, coaching and monitoring in order to meet the requirements of KDCHC and of the educational institution.
  • Work in locations mainly within Kitchener-Waterloo to be determined by KDCHC. Scheduling of work hours will be based on the operational needs of KDCHC and may include some evening and weekend work.
  • Participate in team and staff meetings and other multi-agency meetings and committee work as appropriate to support both service delivery and KDCHC organizational goals.
  • Collect, analyze and report on data and relevant information and participate in research as determined by KDCHC.
  • Contribute to the Centre’s practices of hiring, orienting and training of staff.
  • Work from a Social Determinants of Health perspective to reduce barriers and improved health outcomes for individual clients and/or for the development of community health and well-being, and to reduce health inequities.
  • Use a Harm Reduction approach with clients who may exhibit behaviours that place their health at risk.
  • Work individually and collaboratively in the development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives and activities.
  • Work in a manner that preserves privacy and confidentiality.
  • Work in a manner that ensures client safety and minimizes risk to clients, volunteers and the Centre.
  • Work in a manner consistent with the KDCHC Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles.
  • Work in a manner that demonstrates self-reflection and personal accountability for work performance.
  • Adhere to all KDCHC policies.


  • Medical degree from a recognized university.
  • CCFP Certification or equivalent practical experience is an asset.
  • General license to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Membership in the Ontario Medical Association.
  • Membership in the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
  • Three to five years primary care experience, preferably in a community health setting.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries in supportive relationships.
  • Knowledge of available resources accessible to clients (e.g clinical specialists, addictions resources, food banks, local shelters, mental health resources)
  • Experience working effectively with street involved populations who may have mental health and addictions issues.
  • Experience in program development is an asset.
  • Proficiency in electronic medical records and experience with Practice Solutions is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

Hourly Pay: Per OMA contract rates

$109.95 to $128.22, depending upon experience

Competitive benefit package, including:

  • Paid Vacation Leave: 3 weeks to start; 4 weeks after two years + one week in lieu of anticipated work outside normal hours
  • Paid Public Holidays & Sick Leave
  • Paid Professional Development Leave and funding
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan (through HOOPP)
  • Extended health and dental insurance
  • Life, Accidental Death, and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan

Application Process:

Email applications are preferred. Include the subject line: Physician Recruitment

KDCHC values the diversity of its staff and welcomes applications from people of all races, ethnicity, religions, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and those with disabilities.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact so that suitable arrangements can be made.

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of this recruitment process.

We appreciate all expressions of interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $109.95 to $128.22 /hour


  • CPSO (Required)
  • CCFP or equivalent (Required)