Current Closing Date

Open until filled

Full Time
West Coast General Hospital
Maternity Care & Pediatrics
Port Alberni
Shift/Hours of Work
Full-Time, 1:3 Shared On-Call

Level 1 MOCAP

May be eligible for the following RSA benefits (subject to eligibility): $10,000 Recruitment Incentive; $15,000 Relocation Reimbursement, 8.82% Fee-for-Service Premium; $7,711 Annual Flat Fee Retention Payment; Annual Rural CME of $3,000 in years 3&4 and $6,000 after 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 and 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

We invite you to join a collegial group of two full-time Pediatricians in Port Alberni providing care for local pediatric patients and to residents of First Nations communities in Ucluelet, Nitinat, Ahousaht and Opitsaht.

The West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni is a modern, well equipped 75 bed community hospital with 52 acute (3 ICU) and 32 multilevel beds and 24-hour emergency room services.  Port Alberni has an average 300 births per year and the hospital provides a wide array of services to a regional population of 32,000.

Our congenial medical community enjoys a full complement of Family Physicians along with specialist colleagues in anesthesiology, general surgery, obstetrics/ gynecology, urology, internal medicine, psychiatry and radiology.


Education, Training and Experience

FRCPC or FRCPC eligible
Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC


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

Sheila Leversidge, Medical Staff 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.