Emergency Medicine 200-0783

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The Department of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine is seeking two physicians for two part-time (0.5 FTE) permanent positions. We are a group of enthusiastic ERP's with CCFP and ABEM certification. 

The ER sees around 125 visits per day.  We have recently started a Rapid Access and Diagnostic Virtual Unit (RADU) which has added a new shift 7 days a week from 8 am until 1600.  This unit manages patients meeting strict criteria who are likely to be discharged within 24hrs of admission.  The RADU person also supports the ED and eventually the hospital with a proceduralist service.  We have double coverage from 10:30 to 24:30 every day and some triple coverage on weekends. 

We are looking for someone willing to work ER and RADU shifts.  The work will be half time with flexibility based on group needs. 

We are affiliated with the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program and participate in teaching of medical students and residents. 

Plans are underway for a new hospital in the Cowichan Valley to be built in the next 5-10 years.


May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidy agreement (RSA) including: Fee Premium 4.2%, $4,222.80 Annual Flat Fee and CME payments of $3,000 in years 3 and 4 and $6,000 after 4 years.

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2 positions

Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Types
Permanent Specialty
Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Cowichan District Hospital


Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator

Island Health

Shift/Hours of Work
Emergency hours, 24 hrs a day
Alternative payment as per Cowichan Emergency Physician Association
Education, Training and Experience

- Full Licensure with the College of Physicians of BC


- Surgeons of British Columbia Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent

- Emergency Experience

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