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Interventional Pain Physician for Changepain Clinic in Burnaby, BC

June 2024

Changepain Clinic is hiring an Interventional Pain Physician.

New graduates are welcome. Our office utilizes ultrasound and fluoroscopy guidance, and we are an active facility and research facility linked with University of British Columbia (UBC). Boost your skills and streamline your processes with our collaborative approach. Together, we help each other expand our expertise and achieve greater efficiency.


Why choose us?

Changepain Clinic is an accredited, innovative, and interdisciplinary Pain Centre specializing in personalized whole-person pain and rehab care. Since 2013, we’ve been using advanced neuroscience-based therapies, our highly experienced team of Doctors and Allied Health practitioners are passionate about helping people optimize brain and body performance, functional recovery, well-being, and vitality.

After 10 years in operations, in January 2024, we have relocated to our nature-inspired healing home in Burnaby where we meet the highest College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC accreditation standards for pain procedures and infusion therapy (https://www.cpsbc.ca/accredited-facilities/nhmsfap/ppm) and our new facility fully meets the CSA Z-8000 HCF C-1 healthcare facility standards servicing category 2 procedures.. The new clinic includes four accredited interventional rooms, all capable of delivering ultrasound-guided procedures including one dedicated fluoroscopy suite. We perform Trigger Point Injections, Nerve Blocks, Radiofrequency Lesioning, Cryoablation, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, Ketamine and Lidocaine infusions. It also has 4-8 more consult rooms, expanded areas for infusion therapy, and a 4,000 square foot fully equipped gym for allied health

Changepain Clinic currently has four physicians accredited under this standard (2 anesthesiologists, 1 rheumatologist, and 1 family physician). Our accredited facility under this new standard, including being one of the few non-hospital facilities that can provide ambulatory ketamine and lidocaine infusions. If you have done a one-year accredited interventional pain fellowship, you will qualify under this standard, and our team can help you become current again if you have fallen out of practice.

We have an academic practice, with the ability to apply for UBC faculty status. We are a training site for the UBC pain residency. Also, we have an active two-year UBC-recognized non-accredited Interventional Fellowship program, providing opportunities for mentorship and teaching on a regular basis. We have bi-weekly multidisciplinary case rounds for complex patient care coordination. We also provide weekly accredited grand rounds, eligible for continuing medical education credits under the MOC program of the Royal College. Our faculty enjoys meeting regularly for case rounds and have a collegial, innovative and respectful practice environment. Peer-led education interventional sessions happen 2-4 times per year.

An ideal practice would consist of a minimum of 2 to 3 days of interventional pain management and consults. During procedure days, you may be involved in overseeing fellows and infusion therapy as well. You will have in-room support during your interventional days with a specific patient care coordinator (PCC).

We have a mixed funding model, accepting MSP, private pay, medicolegal and ICBC/WorkSafeBC. We have a variety of individual and group medical services within which you can customize your practice.

Changepain clinic- “a day in the life of”

Grab a cup of coffee in the lunchroom, meet with the nurse team to review PRP patients, and review the day with in-room Patient Care Coordinator. Your office days will be procedure-heavy, with up to four patients per hour. You can work from home for follow-ups and consults and make your own hours on those days. Enjoy your lunch with office, physio, and kinesiology colleagues, either chatting or as part of clinical rounds. Fortunately or unfortunately, cake makes a regular appearance for birthdays and all types of celebrations!

Outside of the clinic group activities are the norm with a great community feel. We love to get to know each other’s families, pets, and pet peeves. We are proud to be a supportive hub for international medical graduates and other health professions.

Payment Structure:

Non-salaried contractor position expected remuneration varies on your practice make up.

How to apply

To practice in BC, you will need to have an active practice license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons and be in good standing. For advanced procedures, we’ll submit your privileging application for an appointment through Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program (NHMSFAP, https://www.cpsbc.ca/accredited-facilities/nhmsfap/credentialing)

If you’re ready to join our Pain Center or to discuss the various funding and service opportunities, academic appointments and training, and extensive professional growth opportunities, please send your resume/CV and a cover letter expressing why you would like to work for CHANGEpain and your long-term professional aspirations.

Please submit your application electronically through https://secure.collage.co/jobs/changepain