General Internist

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Shift/Hours of Work
Full Time
Level 1 MOCAP
Community Information

Nanaimo, population 85,000, is a growing and vibrant urban centre situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, located approximately 100 kilometres north of Victoria and offers excellent access via commercial flights, float plane or ferry to Vancouver.  The community offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including the 800 seat waterfront Port Theatre, the Vancouver Island University and  renowned private schools.

Nanaimo is the outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, providing year round access to a wide array of recreational activities including kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, running and golfing.  Nearby Mount Washington frequently boasts the deepest snow pack in North America and  has excellent downhill, snowboarding and cross country skiing.

Job Summary

The Division of Internal Medicine at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has openings for additional full-time General Internists.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) is the primary referral centre for central Vancouver Island, providing services to an immediate population of 125,000 and secondary referral services for a population of 330,000.  The hospital has 224 beds with excellent diagnostic services. There is a dedicated (closed) ICU managed by Intensivists, renal dialysis unit and a cancer centre. Hospitalists provide much of the daily care.

A Cardiology program has been initiated and Internists provide Cardiology coverage while on Internal Medicine call with the one Cardiologist currently at NRGH. Internists with an interest and good background in Cardiology may also participate in the Cardiology call group.
Island Health is interested in developing a Complex Medical Care unit to manage patients with more complicated medical problems with the purpose of improving patient care and reducing length of stay. Selected discharged patients will be seen on site at a follow up clinic.  Internists participating in this service will be on site and will receive adequate compensation for services provided.

Eligible applicants must hold Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Internal Medicine and be eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.  The successful candidate will join the Division of Internal Medicine at NRGH and participate in paid on-call coverage. The applicant will also be expected to participate in a rotation covering the Complex Medical Care Unit.


Education, Training and Experience

FRCPC Internal Medicine
Eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC


To apply, please forward letter of interest, CV, and names of 3 references to: 

Melissa Allen, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Island Health
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.