General Internist

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time

Comox Valley Hospital

Internal Medicine
Shift/Hours of Work
Full Time

Fee for Service
Medical On-Call Availability Program (MOCAP) Level 1

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:Recruitment Incentive - $10,000; Relocation Assistance - up to $15,000; Fee Premium – 6.09%; Annual Flat Fee – $5,324; Rural CME starting at $3,000/annum in years 3 & 4 increasing to a maximum of $6,000/annum after 4 years.
Community Information

The Comox Valley is Vancouver Island’s hidden gem. Located on the West coast of the Salish Sea, half way up the Island, the Comox Valley includes the towns of Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland which together have an immediate catchment of almost 70,000 people.   The new hospital is located in Courtenay, just 10 minutes from sandy ocean beach, 15 minutes from the world class Cumberland mountain biking trails, 35 minutes from the Mount Washington ski resort and 1 hour from Nanaimo.  The Comox Valley also has a thriving airport with direct flights to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and seasonal flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,  There is scope here to tailor your practice to your stage of life, family situation, and desired lifestyle.

In addition to regional big box stores, our three downtown cores are filled with trendy shops, restaurants and brew pubs.  The weekly farmer’s market offers access to live entertainment and locally grown produce.  In comparison to nearby cities, housing remains affordable with access to both French and English schools and high quality day care. The Comox Valley is truly an excellent place to live and work.


Job Summary

Comox Valley Hospital in the beautiful and family-friendly Comox Valley is seeking full time:

• Intensivists with the ability to practice full-spectrum inpatient and outpatient General Internal Medicine
• General Internists with Critical Care skills and ability to manage critically ill patients in a community ICU

Applicants must hold Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) certification in Critical Care of General Internal Medicine (or equivalent), and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

Our facility is a medium sized community hospital located in the beautiful Comox Valley.  It is recognized as a leader in clinician collaboration and was awarded “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing" by Accreditation Canada in 2011.  Comox Valley Hospital is a brand new 154 bed acute care facility, managed by the Vancouver Island Health Authority.  This new facility includes a closed 8-bed ICU and a 10-bed telemetry unit.  In order to support our growing community, the Comox Valley Hospital is looking to expand local critical care and internal medicine capacity.
Successful applicants will join a collegial group of internists including an intensivist, respirologist, hematologist, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist and three general internists.   Clinical duties for ICU/GIM physicians will include inpatient ICU and GIM coverage, including 1:7 to 1:10 call rotation, supported by a MOCAP-paid internal medicine contract.  Candidates will also be expected to engage in an outpatient general internal medicine practice to support the growing need for internal medicine services in our community.  There will be opportunity to participate in interpreting hospital based ECG, Holter and Exercise Stress tests.

In addition to critical care and general internal medicine clinical duties, the successful applicants will work with hospital administration and their colleagues to support local educational activities including teaching the UBC medical students, Family Practice residents, and Internal Medicine residents.  There will be opportunities to participate in coordinating multidisciplinary quality improvement initiatives. The successful candidate may be eligible for recruitment incentives through the Ministry of Health Rural Subsidiary Agreement.

Remuneration is excellent, and based on fee-for-service billings.

We look forward to receiving applications from qualified physicians who will make Comox their home, serve the needs of the GIM service and provide ICU coverage in our closed community ICU.


Education, Training and Experience

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) or equivalent.
Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia


To apply please forward your cover letter, CV and names of three references to:

Sheila Leversidge
Coordinator, Physician Recruitment
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.