The Island Health Authority Division of Neurology has an opportunity to join a growing hospital and establish subspecialty services to service mid and upper Vancouver Island. The department is committed to providing the successful applicant with adequate resources to start a specialty clinic in a needed area 1 day a week. Nanaimo has a significant catchment and provides Neurology, Stroke, EMG, EEG and Neuro-Ophthalmology services to mid and upper Vancouver Island and some of the Sunshine Coast of BC. The successful applicant will be providing inpatient consultation services and outpatient tertiary care. Stroke call is shared among local colleagues and the 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.
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.
Nanaimo, population 90,000, is a growing and vibrant urban centre situated on the east coast
of Vancouver Island, located approximately 100 kilometers north of Victoria and offers
excellent access via commercial flights, float plane or ferry to Vancouver. The community
offers a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities including the 800 seat
waterfront Port Theatre, the Vancouver Island University and is adjacent renowned private
Nanaimo is the outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, providing year round access to a wide array of
recreational activities including kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking,
running and golfing. Nearby Mount Washington frequently boasting the deepest snow pack in
North America, has excellent downhill, snowboarding and cross country skiing.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
For further information, please contact:
Shannon Williams, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator - Island Health
Full licensure with the CPSBC