One full time position, outpatient – based, full scope, adult community Rheumatology practice. Full access to outpatient lab and imaging services, and hospital based testing including, but not limited to, CT, MRI, ultrasound, PFT, ECHO, EMG/NCS. Hospital privileges are expected to provide consultative inpatient services at Nanaimo General Hospital and to enable ordering of medical ambulatory treatments. The successful candidate is encouraged to join the Victoria rheumatologists for the Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) line providing rheumatology telephone advice Monday through Friday 9am-5pm on a rotating schedule for Vancouver Island, and the Vancouver Island Rheumatology Association (VIRA) consisting of biannual weekend conferences consisting of participation in a journal club, guest speaker presentation, complex case discussions, and business agenda for the Vancouver Island group of currently 10 adult rheumatologists (of whom 3 practice in Nanaimo) and 1 paediatric rheumatologist. Research and teaching opportunists for medical students, interns and rheumatology fellows are available. Video participation in the University of British Columbia Division of Rheumatology weekly rounds is encouraged. Further continuing medical education opportunities exist through the BC Society of Rheumatology, Western Alliance of Rheumatology, Canadian Rheumatology Association, Pacific Northwest Rheumatism Society, and American College of Rheumatology memberships.
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.
Nanaimo Region General Hospital
Shannon Williams, Medical Staff Recruiter
Full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) - Rheumatology