General Internist

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time
West Coast General Hospital
Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Port Alberni
Fee for Service
Level 1 MOCAP
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidy agreement including: $10,000 Recruitment Incentive - 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.

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

The Division of Internal Medicine at the West Coast General Hospital has an opening for a full-time General Internist. 

The successful candidate will provide full spectrum of General Internal Medicine including full Intensive Care and Coronary Care capabilities to a 45,000 population referral base. Cardiac Stress testing, pulmonary function, 24-hour holter and 24-hour blood pressure monitoring capabilities are available on site.

West Coast General Hospital is a modern hospital (built in 2001) with 52 acute care beds (3 ICU).  Clinical services include 24-hour emergency room, ambulatory care, acute medical/surgical and psychiatry services, cardio pulmonary, diabetes education, laboratory, medical imaging (CT scanner), nutrition counseling, pharmacy and physiotherapy services.  Clinical specialists include anesthesiology, general surgery, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics and radiology complete with PACs imaging system.


Education, Training and Experience

FRCPC – Desired
FRCPC Eligible – Mandatory
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 & Retention Coordinator
Vancouver Island Health Authority
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.