General Internist 200-0906

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The Department of Medicine of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) has an opening available for a full-time General Internist at the Cowichan District Hospital located in Duncan, BC.  The successful applicant would be joining the existing group of 5 general internists in providing inpatient and outpatient care to the residents of the Cowichan Valley.

The Cowichan District Hospital, a 134-bed acute care facility, enjoys an exceptionally collegial atmosphere amongst the general and specialty medical staff.  Many local GPs continue to maintain full-service practices including provision of inpatient care.  Local specialist services include General and Orthopedic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Pathology and Radiology. We also anticipate a new hospital build over the next 5 years bringing added inpatient and ICU capacity as well as state-of-the-art equipment and design.

Inpatient work would involve participation in a 1-in-6 paid on-call schedule for consultative services, directive care on the medical and surgical wards, electrodiagnostics (stress testing, ECG, Holter interpretation), and management of the closed 7-bed ICU on a rotating basis.  On-call work tends to be high volume and high acuity, spanning the full breadth of GIM, subspecialty medicine, and critical care.  A high degree of comfort with a broad range of internal medicine problems, cardiology, and critical care is essential.

We anticipate that a new member of the group would also establish a full-time outpatient practice in the Cowichan Valley.  Outpatient referrals span the full breadth of GIM and subspecialty medicine, but there is substantial flexibility in establishing a particular area of interest if desired.

Start Date: As soon as possible


Additional incentives available under Rural Subsidiary Agreement (subject to eligibility) include:

  • Recruitment Incentive: $10,000

  • Annual Retention Premium: $4222.80

  • Fee-for-service premium: 4.2%

  • CME:

    • Years 3 & 4:  $3000/annum

    • After 4 years:  $6000/annum

Community Information:

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, the City of Duncan enjoys Canada’s most temperate climate. Characterized by diverse landscapes from lush countryside to scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities, the Cowichan Valley, encompasses freshwater lakes, saltwater beaches and marinas, and farmland. The area offers a wide variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts including great hiking and biking trails, golfing, sailing, canoeing and ocean kayaking. In addition to many local artisans and attractions, the South Cowichan Valley boasts five top vineyards and wineries.

Public education in Duncan is complemented by renowned local private schools and located only 45 minutes south, Victoria also offers excellent educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Vancouver Island, one of Canada’s most livable regions, provides the very best in both urban and rural living. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, Vancouver Island offers an opportunity to combine a rewarding career with an enviable quality of life

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Permanent Specialty

Cowichan District Hospital


Interested candidates, please send your CV and letter of interest to:

Shannon Williams, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator

Island Health


Fax: 250-716-7747

Shift/Hours of Work
Fee for Service, Level 1 MOCAP
Education, Training and Experience

FRCPC Desired

FRCPC-Eligible  Mandatory

Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

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