Anesthesiologist (200-0953)

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The Department of Anesthesia at NRGH is seeking full time Anesthesiologists to join their close knit and collegial group of 16 full-time FRCP(C) anesthesiologists.  Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) is a 380 bed regional hospital with an immediate population of 105,000 residents, and serving as a referral centre for Central and Northern Vancouver Island with a total catchment population of approximately 450,000.  NRGH has a total of 10 ORs in the main operating room and 2 ambulatory ORs used for ophthalmology and procedures under local anesthetic.  Members of our group also provide coverage at our outpatient consult clinic, two private surgical centres, and an oral surgery clinic.  Surgical specialties at NRGH include: General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Otolaryngology, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, and Opthalmology.   We are supported in our day to day clinical work by a dedicated group of four Anesthesia Assistants.

The surgical program at NRGH completes approximately 13,500 surgeries per year including 8,700 daycare surgeries and 4,600 in-patient surgeries.  We have a busy emergency service conducting approximately 2,300 emergency surgeries per year.  Our perinatal unit does approximately 1,200 deliveries per year and is supported by a level 2 NICU.  Our main OR was constructed in 2005 and is equipped with state of the art wireless HD laparoscopic equipment.  We utilize Drager Zeus anesthetic machines and share access to four ultrasound machines to facilitate regional anesthesia and vascular access.  We do a large volume of elective and emergency orthopedic surgery and incorporate regional blocks into patient care as appropriate.  We run an outpatient consult clinic three days per week.  NRGH is in the process of building a new ICU tower which will include a 12 bed high acuity unit.  We enjoy good support from critical care and most medical subspecialties.

Three members of our group provide interventional pain management in our interdisciplinary chronic pain clinic which is equipped with a dedicated fluoroscopy suite

Current ACLS, PALS required.  ATLS certification desirable.  Additional consideration given to candidates with fellowship training in any of Critical Care Medicine, Regional Anesthesia, or Perioperative Medicine.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Nanaimo, an exciting urban community with a breathtaking waterfront, provides an opportunity to enjoy an active exciting lifestyle with a multitude of year-round recreational opportunities including golf, mountain biking and walking trails, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing, or dive to explore three artificial reefs created by wrecks sunk in the harbour.  In winter, both downhill and cross-country skiing can be enjoyed at Mount Washington, just 1.5 hours north.  This vibrant, growing city of 97,000 boasts its own symphony and theater, offers post-secondary education at the Vancouver Island University, is just 15 minutes by seaplane to downtown Vancouver and a short drive to Victoria.

Job Types
Permanent Specialty
Anesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine


Nanaimo Regional General Hospital



Interested candidates, please attach your CV and letter of interest
Melissa Allen, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Island Health

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Fee for Service, MOCAP Level 1
Education, Training and Experience

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC)
Eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC)

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