Emergency Room Physician

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
West Coast General Hospital
Emergency Medicine
Port Alberni
Fee for Service
May be eligible for the following RSA benefits (subject to eligibility):- $10,000 Recruitment Incentive - $15,000 Relocation Reimbursement - 8.82% FFS Premium -$7711 Annual Flat Fee Retention Payment - Annual Rural CME - $3000 3-4 years, $6000 more than 4 years
Community Information

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

This temperate valley climate offers an array of year-round outdoor activities.  The gateway to the Pacific Rim communities of Tofino & Ucluelet, and Long Beach, the top Canadian surfing destination, Port Alberni enjoys easy access to the best recreational opportunities on Vancouver Island.  Port Alberni is now the official “Ultimate Fishing Town” in Canada.  All this and world-class skiing on Mt. Washington is only a short drive away!

Port Alberni is a family-friendly community with affordable housing, strong public schools.  Community spirit abounds and is evident by the abundance of activities for children including programs in: music, dance, gymnastics and all team sports: soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse etc.  Sproat Lake, located just outside of 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

The West Coast General Hospital is seeking full-time Emergency Room Physicians.  

West Coast General Hospital, constructed in 2001, with 52 acute care beds and a 3-bed ICU, is a modern facility that incorporates a unique and inviting design complete with an indoor atrium.

Services include 24-hour emergency room, ambulatory care, acute medical/surgical and psychiatry services, cardio pulmonary, diabetes education, laboratory, medical imaging, nutrition counseling, pharmacy, occupational therapy, SLP, social work and physiotherapy services.  Clinical specialists include anesthesiology, general surgery, urology, geriatrics,psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics and radiology.

The successful candidate would have the option of applying to cover a small number of shifts at our regional Emergency Department in Nanaimo.

Academic affiliation with the University of British Columbia (UBC) postgraduate programs and the Island Medical School undergraduate programs is available.


Education, Training and Experience

Full Licensure with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC


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

Melissa Allen, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, British Columbia 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.