Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
West Coast General Hospital/Port Alberni Mental Health Clinic
Port Alberni
Shift/Hours of Work
Payment is on a mixed billing system with a combination of fee-for-service and sessional billing
Free office space, secretary, telephone, fax and email.  May be eligible for 8.82% Fee-for-Service Premium
Community Information

Port Alberni, a coastal city with a population of 18,000, is situated in the majestic Alberni Valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

The temperate valley climate offers an array of year-round outdoor activities and as the gateway to the Pacific Rim communities of Tofino & Ucluelet, Port Alberni enjoys easy access to the best recreational opportunities on Vancouver Island. 

Port Alberni is a family-friendly community with affordable housing and strong public schools.  Community spirit abounds and is evident by the abundance of activities for children including programs in music, dance, gymnastics and team sports such as soccer, baseball, hockey, and lacrosse.  Sproat Lake, located just beside the city, is the ideal location to base your family home.

Located within a 60 minute drive from Nanaimo and offering easy access to Vancouver and Victoria, Port Alberni provides access to big-city amenities with all the charm and character of a rural community.

Job Summary

We are seeking a locum Psychiatrist to work in a blended outpatient/ inpatient setting to care for an Adult population of patients with a wide spectrum of diagnoses.

The candidate must be comfortable in working with the persistently mentally ill, personality disordered, and co-morbid populations, and within the framework of a community and recovery focused program.  Caseload is shared with the current Psychiatrist and there is no regular on-call responsibilities.  Flexibility within a growing and changing clinical environment,  and comfort with a collaborative and consultative service, are imperative.


Education, Training and Experience

FRCPC – Desirable
Eligible for full licensure with the CPSBC


Please forward your CV, cover letter and the names of three references to:

Melissa Allen, Physician Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Island Health 
1200 Dufferin Cres.
Nanaimo BC  V9S 2B7
Email:  physicians@viha.ca  /  Fax: 250-716-7747

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.