Otolaryngologist 200-1178

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The Island Health Division of Otolaryngology has an opportunity for a general otolaryngologist to join four others within a regional call group.  The option to locum is also available.  The applicant will be based out of the Cowichan District Hospital.  Eligible candidates will hold, or be eligible for, full FRCSC in otolaryngology head and neck surgery and full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.  

On-call responsibility is one in five as it is shared with otolaryngologists in Nanaimo.  The Cowichan District Hospital, a 134-bed acute care facility, enjoys an exceptionally collegial atmosphere amongst the general and specialty medical staff.  The new Cowichan District Hospital is expected to be completed in 2026 and will bring added inpatient capacity in excess of 200 beds, as well as expanded OR and ICU capacity. We plan for state-of-the-art equipment and design.

Start Date

As soon as possible


May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:

Relocation Costs Reimbursement – to a maximum of $15,000;
Recruitment Incentive - $10,000;
Fee Premium – 4.20%;
Annual Flat Fee – $4,834.80
Rural CME starting at $3,000/annum in years 3 &4 increasing to a maximum of $6,000/annum after 4 years.

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. Rowing Canada has extended their training facility to Quamichan lake in the heart of the Valley.

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.

Job Types
Permanent Specialty

Cowichan District Hospital


For more information on this and other surgery opportunities please contact:

Melissa Allen, Medical Staff Recruiter
Island Health 
Email:  melissa.allen@islandhealth.ca  

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to medstaffrecruitment@islandhealth.ca


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Fee for Service and MOCAP
Education, Experience & Qualifications

Full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

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