Neurologist (Neuromuscular Specialist)

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology
Shift/Hours of Work
Full Time


Community Information

Nanaimo is a growing, family oriented community situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, with proximity to Victoria as well as Vancouver --- a 90-minute ferry or 20-minute seaplane ride away.

The community of 85,000 offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including the 800-seat waterfront Port Theatre, the Vancouver Island University and is adjacent to renowned private schools. 

Nanaimo enjoys year-round access to exceptional recreation opportunities, including skiing (Nordic and downhill) at Mount Washington Ski Resort which boasts the largest annual snowfall in North America

Job Summary

The Island Health Authority and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is recruiting an additional faculty member in neuromuscular medicine.  The department is committed to providing the successful applicant with adequate resources to start a Neuromuscular clinic operating 2 days a week including EMG and technologist. Nanaimo has a significant catchment and provides Neurology, Stroke, Neuro-Ophthalmology services to Mid and upper Vancouver Island and some of the Sunshine Coast of BC.

The successful applicant will be providing inpatient Neuromuscular consultation services and outpatient tertiary care for myasthenia gravis, CIDP, ALS and other Neuromuscular diseases. Inpatient call for General Neurology and Stroke is shared among local colleagues and Victoria Neurology Call Group. It is expected the successful applicant will build a community practice to augment their hospital services. The successful candidate with hold Royal College certification, be eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, and demonstrate initiative and commitment to improving community based stroke care.  The successful applicant should also have a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (315 acute care beds) is our regional referral hospital providing services to an immediate population of 125,000 and a secondary referral population of over 350,000.  Hospital based services include Stroke Clinic, EEG, EMG, a rehabilitation inpatient unit, CT and MRI.  Academic affiliation with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Island Medical School postgraduate and undergraduate programs is available, and NRGH is a UBC Postgraduate Family Practice Residency Program site with 16 family practice residents.


Education, Training and Experience

FRCPC Neurology
Full licensure with the CPSBC


To apply, send cover letter, CV and the names of three references to:

Melissa Allen, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
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.